President Joe Biden

Burgum blasts plan to tap strategic reserve, says Biden ‘demonizing’ oil producers

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum says President Biden’s plan to release millions of barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve “does little to reduce prices at the pump and ease the burden on hardworking Americans.” Biden announced Thursday that he’s ordered the release of about one million barrels of oil each day for six months….

Biden orders release of millions of barrels from strategic reserve

WASHINGTON – President Biden is ordering the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserve for six months in a bid to control energy prices. Those have spiked as the U.S. and allies imposed steep sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. The White House says Biden will make the formal announcement…

Cramer, colleagues call for ban on Russian uranium imports

President Biden’s ban on Russian imports does not include a ban on uranium

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Sen. Kevin Cramer is among four GOP senators who have introduced a bill that would prohibit imports of Russian uranium. “Our bill is an impetus to change by banning the import of uranium from Russia and cutting off another avenue which funds Putin’s unwarranted and unprovoked violent war on Ukraine,” Cramer said. “Uranium is an important energy…

Watch: Zelenskyy tells Congress ‘We need you right now’

Zelenskyy is rallying support against Russia’s crushing invasion.

WASHINGTON – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy cited Pearl Harbor and the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 on Wednesday in appealing to the U.S. Congress to do more to help Ukraine’s fight against Russia. We need you right now,” Zelenskyy said in remarks livestreamed at the U.S. Capitol. He added, “I call on you to do more.” Lawmakers gave him…

Oil Production is Down in North Dakota

With room for improvement, the state has not received federal leases since 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – As gas prices continue to rise, oil production has steadily decreased in the state of North Dakota and the United States. With the Biden administration’s ban on drilling permits and hydraulic fracturing on federal lands, North Dakota could miss out on at least $570 million over the next 15 years. That’s according to the state’s Department…

Watch: Biden bans Russian oil imports

WASHINGTON – President Biden has decided to ban Russian oil imports, toughening the toll on Russia’s economy in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine, according to a person familiar with the matter. The move follows pleas by Ukrainian President Volodmyr Zelenskyy to U.S. and Western officials to cut off the imports. Energy exports have kept a steady influx of cash flowing…

Sen. Klobuchar Meets With Supreme Court Nominee Jackson

By: Jeannie Kopstein WASHINGTON (KVRR) — President Biden’s recent Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, met with Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar ahead of her confirmation hearings set to begin on March 21. Klobuchar is a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I just think that her experience is extraordinary,” said Klobuchar. “She has more experience as a judge than…

Biden, NATO agree to send in more troops after invasion

(NATO)BRUSSELS (AP) – President Joe Biden and his NATO counterparts agreed Friday to send thousands of troops backed by air and naval support to protect allies near Russia and Ukraine in response to President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade, the organization’s top civilian official said. Speaking after chairing a NATO summit, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the 30-nation organization will…

Biden orders 3,000 additional troops to Poland

U.S. soldiers arrive in Poland (Fox News)WASHINGTON (AP) – A senior defense official says President Joe Biden has approved the deployment of 3,000 more U.S. troops to Poland. They will join 1,700 other members of the 82nd Airborne Division who have been heading to Poland in recent days. Combined, the 4,700 soldiers comprise an infantry brigade intended to reassure fellow…

Biden shuts down lease renewals for proposed Minnesota mine

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration has canceled a move by former President Donald Trump to renew mineral rights leases for a proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. Trump had signed an order a month before the 2020 election declaring a national emergency over the country’s reliance on imported metals used to manufacture computers, smart phones, batteries for electric…