President Joe Biden

Confirmation Hearing Begins For Duluth Native Tom Nides

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar introduces a fellow Minnesota native at a Senate Foreign Relations committee confirmation hearing. Tom Nides was nominated by President Joe Biden to become the U.S. Ambassador to Israel. The native of Duluth told the committee that his top priorities will include expanding economic relations between the U.S. and Israel and helping the country…

AP source: Biden requiring federal workers to get COVID shot

WASHINGTON  – President Joe Biden on Thursday is toughening COVID-19 vaccine requirements for federal workers and contractors, according to a person familiar with the plans, as he aims to boost vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant that is killing thousands each week and jeopardizing the nation’s economic recovery. Just weeks after he mandated federal workers get a shot or…

Cramer calls Afghanistan withdrawal ‘complete failure’, Biden’s actions ‘unfitting’

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Calling President Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan a “complete failure,” Sen. Kevin Cramer on Tuesday said Biden’s actions are “unfitting for the office he holds and are embarrassing our country on the world stage.” “Instead of showing remorse or taking proper action, the President is misleading the American people while his Administration focuses on getting credit for…

Hoeven concerned with Biden’s removal of troops from Afghanistan

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Senator John Hoeven says he believes the Biden administration’s handling of pulling troops out of Afghanistan has been poor. Hoeven, Senator Kevin Cramer and 14 other Republican senators have sent a letter to the administration saying they need to get Americans and Afghans who have helped America get out of Taliban controlled territory. Hoeven…

Klobuchar on whether Biden should stop Line 3: pipeline is in ‘state jurisdiction’

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) suggested that the Line 3 pipeline replacement project in northern Minnesota is under the state’s control when she was asked if President Biden should consider stopping the project. Line 3 opponents, including Minnesota tribal leaders, have repeatedly asked Biden to revoke the pipeline’s permit, based on environmental concerns. In an interview with KVRR…

U.S. Border Travel Restrictions Extended, Gov. Burgum Calls It “Preposterous”

BISMARCK N.D.  — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum calls it “preposterous”. The Biden administration is extending non-essential travel restrictions at the northern and southern borders until August 21. The administration is under fire for continuing to keep them in place more than a year into the pandemic, and after Canada announced it was reopening to vaccinated Americans on August 9….

President Biden Taps Gov. Tim Walz to Co-Chair Council of Governors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has been appointed co-chair of the Council of Governors along with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. The appointments made by President Joe Biden. The Council consists of 10 bipartisan governors and is responsible for advising the secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security, and the White House Homeland Security Council on matters related to the…

North Dakota sues Biden over oil, gas lease suspension

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota has sued the Biden administration over its suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water. President Joe Biden shut down oil and gas lease sales from the nation’s public lands and waters in his first days in office, citing worries about climate change. The lawsuit claims the move is unlawful and…