PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

President Trump: U.S. Will Withdraw From Iranian Deal

Trump on Tuesday signed a presidential memorandum withdrawing from the 2015 agreement and he is planning to reinstall sanctions on the Iranian regime.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump says the United States is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, which he is calling “defective at its core.” Trump on Tuesday signed a presidential memorandum withdrawing from the 2015 agreement and he is planning to reinstall sanctions on the Iranian regime. He says in an address to the nation that he will be…

Catholic Charities To Drop Its Refugee Resettlement Programs

Focus Is Shifting To Homelessness And At-Risk Children

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis is dropping its refugee resettlement programs. The move comes as the state sees a significant slowdown in refugees arriving under President Donald Trump’s administration. The influential charity will shift its focus to programs aimed at homelessness and helping at-risk children. Fewer than 950 refugees arrived in Minnesota last year, compared…

Trump Critic Announces Run for U.S. Senate Seat In Minnesota

Richard Painter served as chief White House ethics lawyer to President George W. Bush.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A former Republican White House lawyer and prominent critic of President Donald Trump is running for former Sen. Al Franken’s seat. And he’s running as a Democrat. Richard Painter filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission late last week to run for the seat after exploring a bid for more than a month and formally announced…

Local Steel Company Invited to White House to Talk Tax Reform

The company has 50 job openings because of the new bill that passed in December 2017

FARGO, N.D. —¬†TrueNorth Steel of Fargo was invited to the White House this month to talk about tax reform. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence talked about the new tax reform bill that passed in December. TrueNorth Steel’s story begins in 1945 when Norwegian immigrant Ole Rommesmo Sr. launched it as Fargo Tank. In 2011, seven steel companies…

Heitkamp And Hoeven Have Concerns About President Trump’s Tariffs

Concerned About The Loss Of American Jobs And Trade Wars

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota’s Senators seem to be in agreement on President Trump’s new tarrifs. They both say they could harm the state’s economy. The president was joined at the White House by American steel and aluminum workers as he signed tariffs that international allies and congressional Republicans have warned against. The tariffs will go into effect in 15…

Director of North Dakota BCI Nominated For U.S. Marshals Service

President Donald Trump Nominated Dallas Carlson

President Trump has nominated North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation Director Dallas Carlson to the U.S. Marshals Service. The nomination was applauded by his former boss, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, who oversaw the BCI when she served as North Dakota Attorney General. “To have his skill and his ability on the federal side is absolutely wonderful,” said Heitkamp. “So I applaud…

Trump Administration Wants To Eliminate Low-Income Heating Assistance

Second Attempt To Abolish The Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of low-income heating assistance. The administration is using the same arguments from a year ago when it tried to abolish the program, saying it’s rife with fraud and that no one would be left freezing if the program goes away. Those claims were widely discredited a…

13 Russian Nationals Charged With Interfering In 2016 U.S. Election

The charges are the most direct allegation to date of illegal Russian meddling in the election.

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) — Thirteen Russians and three Russian entities were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, federal prosecutors announced Friday. The indictment, brought by the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, alleges that Russians used bogus social media postings and advertisements fraudulently purchased in the name of Americans to sway political…

Wall Street Drop Erases All Gains For The Year

Dow was down nearly 1,600 points at it's low on Monday.

NEW YORK (AP) – The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 1,175 points, or 4.6 percent, erasing its gains for the year. The Dow’s drop Monday was its biggest in terms of points, but it had a larger percentage drop as recently in 2011. The Dow is down 8.5 percent from the record high it hit in late January. The slump…

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…