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Sen. Hoeven Pushes Biden Administration For Increased Oil And Gas Production

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — Sen. John Hoeven is pressing Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to increase domestic oil and gas production to bring down prices at the pump. He is also stressing the importance of increasing the nation’s refining capacity. Hoeven says U.S. oil refining capacity has dropped to nearly 18 million barrels per day from 19 million in 2019. He…

McLain “Mac” Schneider Confirmed As U.S. Attorney for North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Former state Senate Democratic minority leader McLain “Mac” Schneider has been confirmed to serve as U.S. Attorney for North Dakota. Schneider was nominated by President Biden back in September and was just confirmed by unanimous consent in the Senate. He has a private practice in Fargo and Grand Forks. Schneider graduated from Fargo South High School,…

Retired Fargo Attorney and Former Dem-NPL State Party Leader Died on Election Day

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A former chair of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL party died on election day. Mark Schneider also served as regional attorney for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and was chair of the North Dakota Governor’s Council on Human Resources. He lived most of his life in Fargo and founded the Schneider Law Firm which is now…

Healthcare expands for veterans exposed to burn pits

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — Bipartisan legislation to help veterans exposed to toxic substances is headed to President Biden’s desk. Veterans will have expanded benefits to healthcare through the V.A. for the millions who served near burn pits. They can contain chemicals, cans, tires, plastics and medical and human waste. It directs the VA that certain respiratory illnesses and cancers were related…

Fargo firearms instructor weighs in on gun debate

  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — With more mass shootings across the country since Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, people wonder when will the chaos end? More cities across the country are experiencing the tragedy of gun violence. It has even affected people in Fargo where 24-year-old Malik Gill, of Moorhead, was convicted of second degree assault with a dangerous…

VA Secretary McDonough shares how the Biden Admin. is helping veterans in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough, a Stillwater, Minnesota native, comes to Fargo’s VA Medical Center to discuss how veterans benefit from President Biden’s Unity Agenda. It includes a better national suicide prevention hotline for vets, efforts to reduce veteran homelessness and investing in a caregiver support program. North Dakota State University’s partnership is a…

Vice President Harris tests positive for COVID-19

The White House said Tuesday that Harris tested positive on both rapid and a PCR tests, and said she “has exhibited no symptoms.”

WASHINGTON (AP) – Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House says. It’s a sharp new reminder of the persistence of the highly contagious virus even as the U.S. eases restrictions in a bid to revert to pre-pandemic normalcy. Neither President Joe Biden nor first lady Jill Biden was considered a “close contact” of Harris in…

Biden promises crackdown on ‘ghost guns’

President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden. April 11, 2022. WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden on Monday took fresh aim at ghost guns, the privately made firearms without serial numbers that are increasingly cropping up in violent crimes, as he struggles to break past gun-control opposition to address firearm deaths. Speaking at the White House, Biden highlighted the Justice…

Hoeven will oppose Jackson’s confirmation to Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown JacksonWASHINGTON (KVRR) – Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) says he will oppose the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. “We need Supreme Court Justices that will uphold the law, and who will not legislate from the bench. After reviewing Judge Jackson’s record and meeting with her today, I am concerned that she will not…

Regulators to consider Keystone XL pipeline’s exit

PIERRE, S.D. – More than a year after President Biden revoked the federal permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, lawyers for the project are asking South Dakota regulators to consider nearly all activities in the state officially ended. Parent company TC Energy has filed a motion with the state’s Public Utilities Commission asking the three-member panel to release a…