Leaders Speak Out: Savanna’s Act Unanimously Passed in the Senate, Stopped in the House

The legislation is designed to improve access to crime databases and reporting missing and murdered Native Americans

FARGO, N.D. — Just weeks after Savanna Greywind was abducted and tragically killed, Savanna’s Act was introduced to the senate. Just last week it was unanimously passed, and now it’s come to a halt in the House. Just over a year after being introduced to the Senate, Democrat and Republican senators are agreeing; they want Savanna’s Act to pass. “It…

Former VP Biden: “There’s No Better Example of Character” than Heidi Heitkamp

The election is on Tuesday, November 6th

FARGO N.D. — Former Vice President Joe Biden comes to Fargo to kick off the Bring it Home Heidi Bus Tour across the state. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us what he has to say about what needs to be done to keep democracy alive in this country. “Hello Fargo. Are you ready to win an election? Are you ready to…

Heitkamp and Cramer Debate for Final Time Before Election Day

Questions ranged from domestic to international issues

FARGO, N.D. — Election Day is 11 days away, and one of the most closely watched Senate races is right here in North Dakota. The final debate Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer engaged passionate supporters on both sides. Questions ranged from both domestic to international issues. Some topics were on current events, like the migrant caravan from Central America, the…

Former Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu Joins Heitkamp At Phone Banking Event

They greeted supporters, and po'boys were served

FARGO, N.D. — With less than two weeks before Election Day, both sides are busy trying to get as many voters out as possible. Former Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.)  joined Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) for a phone banking event. They greeted supporters, and volunteers could enjoy po’boys. They spoke about the importance of every vote, because the more people that turn…

Heitkamp Discusses Trade and the Farm Bill With Chamber of Commerce

Heitkamp is on the Farm Bill Conference Committee

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) joined a discussion with the Fargo-West Fargo-Moorhead Chamber of Commerce to talk about trade and the Farm Bill. Those involved with the meting say they hope a deal can be reached soon so farmers can have some certainty by the time harvest comes. “As we get closer to harvest, there tends to be more…

Sen. Heitkamp Hosts Discussion With Families Affected By Opioids

Many grandparents are raising grandchildren because their biological parents aren't able to

FARGO, N.D. — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp hosted a discussion to hear from grandparents who are taking care of grandchildren because their biological parents aren’t able to. The opioid epidemic, suicides, and other issues have left many parents unable to take care for their children. Heitkamp introduced a bill that would help caregivers deal with the challenges of caring for children, especially…

Heitkamp Meets Kindred Students, Discusses Agriculture

She recently introduced the Next Generation in Agriculture Act with Sen. Collins

KINDRED, N.D. — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp spent part of the day visiting schools in Kindred and meeting with students. She started the day at Kindred Elementary, where she spoke to third and fifth graders about her career and the importance of public service. She then went to the high school to talk about how her new bill will help young farmers….

Heitkamp Speaks at Central States Pension Committee Meeting

She is on a bipartisan committee aimed at solving the pension crisis

FARGO, N.D. — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) attended the Central States Pension Committee meeting to talk about the pension crisis. Potential cuts to the current system threaten thousands of retirees across the country. Heitkamp is on a bipartisan congressional pension committee tasked with solving the problem. About 2,000 North Dakotan workers have paid into the Central States Pension Plan. Without a…

Heitkamp Visits Downtown Family HealthCare Center

Providers say dental and mental health are some of the most pressing issues

FARGO, N.D. — Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) toured the Family Healthcare Center downtown to meet with both patients and providers. Healthcare providers say there’s a great need for more outreach on dental and mental health. Some of the more vulnerable populations include Native Americans and homeless people. The healthcare center also has a team of interpreters for those who speak English…

Former Vice President Biden Speaks at Democratic Convention

He supported Heidi Heitkamp as she runs for re-election

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The North Dakota Democratic Convention convened for the past two days. Nominations were made for various offices on the local and national levels. Former Vice President Joe Biden was the keynote speaker at the event. He supported Heidi Heitkamp as she secured her endorsement to keep her current seat in the Senate. “It takes courage to reach…