JOHN HOEVEN

USDA to Temporarily Reopen FSA Offices during Government Shutdown

Offices across the country will be open Thursday, Friday, and the following Tuesday

FARGO, N.D. — For some producers, financial support from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is essential towards keeping their farms afloat. “They need those funds if they’re going to farm this next year and if you’re delaying processing of loans all the way into May or June or July, creditors are sitting on the sidelines maybe not wanting to take a…

Sen. Hoeven Congratulates FCS Champion Bison on Senate Floor

Courtesy: CSPAN2WASHINGTON – North Dakota Senator John Hoeven takes to the floor of the Senate to praise the North Dakota State Bison football team and their fans. “I want to recognize all of Bison Nation for their vibrant and unwavering support of the team during another successful season,” Hoeven said. The Bison won a 7th FCS national championship in Frisco, Texas…

Sen. John Hoeven Doesn’t Believe Kavanaugh FBI Investigation Will Bring New Information

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court begins a new term Monday with eight justices instead of nine. The fate of nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is still up in the air as the FBI is now investigating assault allegations against him. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven still sides with the longtime judge. “We’ll have to go through this additional background check,…

Veterans See Memorials Made Because of Their Sacrifices During Honor Flight

WASHINGTON – 88 of our area’s finest veterans are all tuckered out. They are just wrapping up the latest Honor Flight. From the Washington Monument all the way to the Lincoln Memorial veterans are checking out memorials and heading to the Vietnam memorial, Korean Conflict Memorial and World War II Memorial. Day two started bright and early with a police escort to the…

North Dakotans go to Washington to ask Sen. Heitkamp and Sen. Hoeven to Protect Obamacare

WASHINGTON – North Dakota families travel to Washington, D.C. to urge Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp to protect the Affordable Care Act. Melissa Schroeder maxes out on her health insurance every year. Her son Tyler has a form of congenital heart disease and caring for his needs costs hundreds of thousands of dollars. “This is all just maintaining his health…

Secretary of Homeland Security Learns About Drones’ Impact on Border Security at Grand Sky

Secretary of Air Force Heather Wilson will visit Grand Sky on August 20

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A few weeks ago Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke was in Fargo. Now all eyes are on North Dakota yet again as another member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet makes a visit to our region. This time Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is in Grand Forks to learn how drones can impact border security. When it…

Flood Diversion Projects Plan “B” Moving Along

They expect to get an answer from the DNR by the end of the year

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo–Moorhead Flood Diversion Project is part of a waiting game right now. “The intent is to build this in six years. With the work that the governor, all of the local energists have done, once we get through the DNR permit process, we’re now in position to actually do it because we have the federal funding…

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Supports Gina Haspel’s CIA Director Nomination

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp meeting with CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel (Courtesy: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s office)Washington, DC – Democratic North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp will join her Republican colleague, Sen. John Hoeven in voting in favor of Gina Haspel becoming the country’s first female CIA Director. In a statement, Heitkamp says after meeting with Haspel and other intelligence leaders, she has…

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…