Heidi Heitkamp

USDA Secretary Perdue Meets with Politicians and Farmers in Fargo

Perdue came to Fargo at the request of Senator John Hoeven to hear thoughts ahead of the 2018 Farm Bill

FARGO, N.D. — With many farmers and politicians in attendance, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue learned about new advances in agricultural technology and also problems that farmers encounter on a daily basis. “Farmers are generally compliant people, they want to follow the rules, they want to be good conservationists,” said Perdue. Secretary Perdue listened to many issues faced by farmers ranging from…

AMBER Alert Legislation Would Expand System To Native American Reservations

Bill Was Introduced By Republican Senator John McCain and Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House of Representatives has passed a bill to expand the AMBER Alert child abduction warning system to Native American reservations. The legislation would clarify that Indian tribes are eligible for Department of Justice grants that help assemble AMBER Alert systems for law enforcement agencies. The amended bill now moves back to the Senate for final passage….

Rep. Kevin Cramer Says He Couldn’t Say ‘No’ to Senate Race

he says everyone was telling him he needed to run

FARGO, N.D. — Congressman Kevin Cramer announced last week he will be running for Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s seat. In January, Congressman Kevin Cramer announced he was going to seek reelection in the House. That is, until everyone including President Donald Trump told him he needed to run for the Senate. “It suddenly became much bigger than me, much bigger than North…

Congressman Kevin Cramer Plans To Announce Political Plans Soon

Reconsidering His Decision To Not Run For U.S. Senate In North Dakota

Republican North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer says he will make an announcement regarding his future political plans in a matter of days. In an interview with KFGO News, Cramer confirmed that he is reconsidering an earlier decision not to seek the GOP endorsement to challenge Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. In January, Cramer said that he wouldn’t run for the senate,…

Rep. Cramer Will Decide On Senate Run By Weeks End

In an interview Tuesday evening with KFGO News, Cramer confirmed that he is reconsidering an earlier decision not to seek the GOP endorsement to challenge Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.

FARGO (KFGO) – Republican North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer says he will make an announcement regarding his future political plans in a matter of days. In an interview Tuesday evening with KFGO News, Cramer confirmed that he is reconsidering an earlier decision not to seek the GOP endorsement to challenge Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. In January, Cramer said that he wouldn’t run for the senate, despite a personal…

Republican Gary Emineth Withdraws From Senate Race, Says Cramer Will Run

Cramer has not been available to comment on Emineth's statement.

FARGO (KFGO) – Some major maneuvering may be in the works in North Dakota’s U.S. Senate race. Republican hopeful Gary Emineth says he’s withdrawing from the race and is no longer a candidate. Emineth writes on his website that because of Congressman Kevin Cramer’s decision to enter the race, he’s not willing to “take on a popular incumbent who has…

Senator Heitkamp Invites Fargo Resident to State of the Union Address

Heitkamp hopes Kooren's story will help pass legislation aimed at protecting pension plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former UPS employee Dennis Kooren of Fargo is in Washington, D.C. tonight to listen to the president.  Kooren is Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s guest for the State of the Union Address. The senator is highlighting Kooren’s struggles to maintain his pension benefits in her push to pass new legislation. If passed, it would protect people from further cuts to…

Fargo Man Who Fights For Pension Protections Invited To State of the Union Address

Dennis Kooren Worked For UPS for 30 Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Heidi Heitkamp has invited a former UPS driver from Fargo to be her guest during President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address. Heitkamp says Dennis Kooren has been a leader of the effort to protect the pensions of North Dakota workers and retirees. Kooren worked as a UPS driver in Fargo for 30 years…

Geologists Reviewing Recoverable Crude Oil in North Dakota

Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven and industry officials requested the new assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey

  NORTH DAKOTA — Federal geologists say they will reevaluate the amount of recoverable crude oil in North Dakota. Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven and industry officials requested the new assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey, saying it would likely attract investment by showing stronger production potential. They want the USGS to take into account 17 other formations in…

Sen. Franken Will Speak From Senate Floor at 10:45 a.m.

A high-ranking Democrat says he expects Franken to resign in the wake of another sexual harassment allegation. Fox's Garrett Tenney reports from Washington.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A tweet on Senator Franken’s account says he is with his family and plans to make an announcement in D.C. Thursday and quote: “Any reports of a final decision are inaccurate.” A high-ranking Democrat says he expects Franken to resign in the wake of another sexual harassment allegation. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp issued a statement on Twitter writing…