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Rep. Cramer Heading to Kazakhstan

Members of the presidential delegation will attend an energy expo in the country later this month

  WASHINGTON D.C. — North Dakota U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer said he’ll join federal Energy Secretary Rick Perry and others on a trip to Kazakhstan. Members of the presidential delegation will attend an energy expo in the country later this month. Cramer said he’ll work to promote American energy at the Expo 2017 global fair. The Republican is a member…

Grafton’s Tom Campbell Announces 2018 Race for the U.S. Senate

The potato farmer says he wants to bring "conservative, North Dakota values to Washington D.C.''

GRAFTON, ND — The 2018 race for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Heidi Heitkamp begins. “What Tom Campbell started with a combine and a prayer is a true North Dakota success story,” the video states. “Hundreds of jobs, one of America’s biggest potato farms. Tom Campbell. Hard working. Conservative. Outsider. Exactly what North Dakota needs in Washington.” Republican…

Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven Weigh in on President Trump’s Charlottesville Comments

On Monday, Hoeven told us the president should have been very clear in condemning the neo-Nazi group

NORTH DAKOTA — Politicians on both sides of the aisle say President Trump’s comments about the violence in Charlottesville are dividing Americans. We asked Republican U.S. Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota for his response. “We need to condemn any type of neo-Nazi or white supremacist group any kind of bigotry or racism,” Sen. Hoeven said. “That’s what I said…

Senator Hoeven Speaks Out on Neo-Nazis, States How President Could Have Avoided Criticism

He easily could have avoided all of the criticism according to Republican U.S. Senator John Hoeven

WEST FARGO, ND — The president’s initial failure on Saturday to denounce white supremacist groups by name prompted criticism by members of both parties. He easily could have avoided all of the criticism according to Republican U.S. Senator John Hoeven. “He should have been very clear in condemning the neo-Nazi group, the white supremacist group,” Sen. Hoeven said. “We need…

Newberger Announces Run Against Senator Klobuchar

State Representative Jim Newberger, a three-term house member in Becker County, says he's up for the challenge

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota Republican became the first to announce plans for taking on U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar in the next election. State Representative Jim Newberger, a three-term house member in Becker County, said he’s up for the challenge. If he wins party endorsement at next year’s state convention, he’ll take on the Democrat who beat her…

Senator Hoeven Says GOP Health Care Bill Needs Improvement

He is just the latest member of his party to criticize their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Sen. John Hoeven says he “doesn’t support” the current GOP health care bill. The Republican made the comment during a discussion Wednesday at UND. He is just the latest member of his party to criticize their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Hoeven said he’s hopeful that the legislation can be improved to lower premium…

Does North Dakota Have Too Many Colleges?

The state has seven, four-year colleges and four, two-year schools

  NORTH DAKOTA — A former Republican candidate for governor says North Dakota has too many colleges. State Rep. Rick Becker told the state Board of Higher Education that it’s time to look into ”re-purposing some of the campuses.” The state has seven, four-year colleges and four, two-year schools. Becker says the state determined the number of institutions at a…

ND Republican Leaders Questioning Governor’s Vetoes

Some have requested an attorney general's opinion

  BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota Republican leaders want to know if Gov. Burgum exceeded his authority on some vetoes he issued. House Majority Leader Al Carlson and his Senate counterpart, Rich Wardner, have requested an attorney general’s opinion. The state Constitution gives the governor “line-item” veto authority on spending measures. The leaders question whether the governor can veto a…

Minnesota Lawmakers Work To Finalize Budget As Deadline Approaches

The deal must be finalized in less than a week, or the threats of a government shut–down become more likely

  ST.PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s political leaders are back at the negotiating table as the deadline to make a budget deal is coming up fast. Governor Dayton and Republican lawmakers have a number of issues to resolve before a two–year budget deal can be confirmed. The two sides resumed negotiations after the GOP backed away last week and began making…

GOP Continues Budget Planning, Despite Gov. Dayton’s Veto Threats

A health care budget also seeks to abolish MNsure by 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s Republican Legislature isn’t backing down from Gov. Dayton’s veto threats as lawmakers finalize their budget offer. The Legislature started piecing together budget bills Monday as legislative leaders prepared to head into negotiations with the Democratic governor. The environmental funding bill would delay Dayton’s initiative requiring buffers between cropland and waterways until 2019. Dayton has vowed…