Heidi Heitkamp

Grafton’s Tom Campbell Announces 2018 Race for the U.S. Senate

The potato farmer says he wants to bring "conservative, North Dakota values to Washington D.C.''

GRAFTON, ND — The 2018 race for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Heidi Heitkamp begins. “What Tom Campbell started with a combine and a prayer is a true North Dakota success story,” the video states. “Hundreds of jobs, one of America’s biggest potato farms. Tom Campbell. Hard working. Conservative. Outsider. Exactly what North Dakota needs in Washington.” Republican…

North Dakota Senators Speak Out on New GOP Health Care Bill

The reworked bill pushed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seeks conservative support

  NATIONAL — Republican Sen. John Hoeven says he needs more time to evaluate a revamped GOP health care bill. The reworked bill pushed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seeks conservative support by letting insurers sell low-premium policies with skimpy coverage. Hoeven says he wants to see the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s evaluation of the bill before he decides. Democratic…

Sen. Heitkamp Talks Health Care During Tame Town Hall Meeting

The town hall style meeting invited the public to discuss the future of health care in the nation

FARGO, N.D. — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is traveling North Dakota to talk about the work she’s doing on behalf of the state. She’s inviting the public to talk about the future of health care in the nation. Sen. Heitkamp said it’s one of the most important public policies in the nation. “I’ll talk about Obamacare, but let’s talk about health…

North Dakota Lawmakers’ Reaction to President Trump’s Address to Congress

President Trump wrapped up his first speech in front of a joint session of congress and fellow Republican lawmakers from North Dakota say they are inspired by his speech. Kelly Wang reports from Washington

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Trump wrapped up his first speech in front of a joint session of congress. He outlined his plans on immigration, health care and the budget. Fellow Republican lawmakers from North Dakota say they are inspired by his speech. “It was so great to have a president who didn’t apologize for American exceptionalism,” said Rep. Kevin Cramer….

Sen. Heitkamp on DeVos: A D- Applicant with a Big Checkbook

Senator Heitkamp is urging other politicians to vote 'no' on Betsy DeVos

  U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp urged other politicians in Washington D.C. to vote ‘no’ for Betsy DeVos leading the U.S. Education Department. Heitkamp says getting quality education to the rural parts of North Dakota is one of the state’s main challenges. She says through technology and good instructors, the state is solving the issue. But Heitkamp thinks DeVos would make…

Senator Heitkamp Crosses Party Lines to Confirm President’s Pick for Secretary of State

Rex Tillerson is a former CEO of Exxon Mobil

The Republican-led Senate has confirmed Rex Tillerson as President Trump’s secretary of state. Senators voted 56-43 largely along party lines to approve Tillerson’s nomination to be the nation’s chief diplomat. He is the former CEO of Exxon Mobil. They got help from several Democrats who crossed party lines including Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. “And I will tell you…

Fargo Man Accused of Threatening ND Senator Gets Court Delay

The man accused of sending threatening E-mails to Senator Heitkamp is asking for more time before his detention hearing

  A federal courtroom delay for Kevin Olson has been granted. He is the Fargo man accused of threatening to shoot Senator Heidi Heitkamp in the head. Olson’s lawyer moved to have the detention hearing delayed saying he needed more time. The hearing would have determined whether or not Olson would be offered bond or kept in custody throughout his…

Are Police Losing a Tool with Backpage.com?

Police have used the site as a tool to catch traffickers just as traffickers have used to site to do business

The site Backpage.com has removed its adult section after a Senate Homeland Security Investigation found it had knowingly facilitated online sex trafficking. Law Enforcement has used the site to help catch traffickers. “The audacity of a group of American citizens wishing to hide behind the first amendment when they exploit children is beyond me,” said North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp…