Kelly Armstrong

Sen. Smith believes funding the post office shouldn’t be a political fight

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith says funding issues with the Post Office should have been dealt with before this year. The Democrat believes funding the agency is important because she says Minnesotans are not getting their prescriptions sent to them in time. Last week the House approved giving $25 billion to the Post Office. The bill is unlikely to…

Rep. Armstrong says Democrats should have been concerned with USPS last year

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota doesn’t agree with why some of his Democratic colleagues are concerned with post office issues now. The Republican is on the House Oversight Committee. The last time the panel had a hearing on financial issues with the post office was April 2019. The House passed a bill to remove requirements signed into…

Biden campaign pushes for improved broadband access in rural and tribal areas

By Samone Blair UNITED STATES – Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign held a roundtable about rural and tribal broadband access Friday. “The Covid-19 crisis has revealed that Americans everywhere need universal, reliable, affordable and high-speed internet to do their jobs and participate equally in remote school learning,” Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said. Biden’s Build Back Better economic…

ND congressional delegation shares priorities on coronavirus funding

By Samone Blair WASHINGTON – For North Dakotans facing eviction or unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic, a timeline on federal aid remains unclear. “Another day has come and gone in this once in a century national battle for our country,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. “At the moment, the gap between our two parties in the negotiations is…

U.S. House hearing shines light on needs of North Dakota tribal communities

WASHINGTON — A hearing in the U.S. House Wednesday discussed needs of the country’s tribal communities. “Day after day, our nation’s tribal communities are suffering terrible inequalities,” said Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey. But according to the executive director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, the coronavirus remains the state’s first priority. “Health disparities on reservations is…

ND & Tribal Leaders Respond to Shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline

This ruling is the first major victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe since protests and legal battles began over the pipeline in 2016.

WASHINGTON – Oil flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline may come to a standstill after a federal judge ordered the pipeline to shutdown by August 5th. Oil cannot continue to flow until the Army Corps of Engineers completes an Environmental Impact Statement. Federal Judge James Boasberg ruled the Army Corps of Engineers ‘did not adequately consider the impacts of an…

North Dakota Democratic Party Endorses Zach Raknerud For Congress

He will challenge Republican Rep. Kelly Armstrong

FARGO, N.D. — In a virtual convention due to coronavirus concerns, the North Dakota Democratic Party endorsed Zach Raknerud of Minot to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. The House seat is currently occupied by Republican Representative Kelly Armstrong, who is seeking reelection. Raknerude unsuccessfully ran for state legislature in 2018. He says from that experience and over the…

Rep. Kelly Armstrong slams “sham” impeachment hearings

By Sam Cabral WASHINGTON – As the House inches closer to a vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump, Republicans say the hearings are a complete waste of time. Wednesday marked the latest phase in the investigation into the president’s actions toward Ukraine, as the public hearings moved from the House Intelligence Committee to the House Judiciary Committee. The…

People In The Valley React To Impeachment Inquiry

The impeachment inquiry which is buzzing across the nation is finding its way to the valley. We took to the streets, talking to multiple people about the proceedings.

FARGO N.D — The impeachment inquiry which is buzzing across the nation is finding its way to the valley. We took to the streets, talking to multiple people about the proceedings. The idea of impeaching the current president is a heated topic for some, especially all of this happening during the presidential campaign. “I trust that everyone involved is going…

Rep. Armstrong Slams President’s Tweets, Votes No On Resolution Condemning Them

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly…… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019 ….it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t…