russia

Former U.S. Ag Secretary Bob Bergland Dies In Roseau Nursing Home

Bergland's funeral is planned for Saturday in Roseau

Bob Bergland/U.S. Ag Secretary During Carter AdministrationROSEAU, MN — Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland has died in Roseau, Minnesota. He was 90. His daughter, Linda Vatnsdal, says he died at a nursing home. Bergland served as Agriculture Secretary for President Jimmy Carter. He had the difficult job of defending Carter’s unpopular decision to embargo grain sales to the Soviet Union…

Senators Hoeven and Thune Travel To Moscow

They were there this week to meet with the Russian Foreign Minister

Sen. Richard Shelby, Sen. John Thune & Sen. John Hoeven In MoscowMOSCOW, RUSSIA — North Dakota Senator John Hoeven and South Dakota Senator John Thune were members of an all-Republican congressional delegation who traveled to Moscow. They were there this week to meet with the Russian Foreign Minister. The meeting comes two weeks ahead of the planned summit between President…

North Dakota Senator Part Of Planned Trip To Russia

It would be the first such trip since claims of election meddling by the Russians in the 2016 election

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota is part of a planned trip by Republican leaders to Russia, according to the Washington Post. It would be the first such trip since claims of election meddling by the Russians in the 2016 election. The Post says the trip to Moscow is being planned by U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon…

Local Soccer Players Excited for World Cup

The U.S., Canada, and Mexico won the bid to host the 2026 World Cup

FARGO, N.D. — The World Cup kicks off tomorrow, and local soccer players are getting excited for the big tournament. They all have their favorite part of the sport. “Tricking out the players and seeing how they react and scoring goals,” Emmi Dorfmeister, 11, said. “Scoring goals and defending,” Anna Dorfmeister, 8, said. “I love to shoot goals and just play…

Adopt a Team: Get to Know the World Cup Teams from Group A

A breakdown of Egypt, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay

The World Cup on FOX begins later this month with 32 teams trying to climb on top on the international stage. The United States Men’s National Team is missing out after an embarrassing showing in the qualifiers. KVRR is breaking down the entire field so you can give your fandom to another country. This video breaks down the nations from…

Protecting Minnesota’s Balloting Process From Attack

Working With Department of Homeland Security

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s elections chief is working closely with the Department of Homeland Security to protect the state’s balloting process from attack. It comes as concern grows about Russian targeting of America’s election infrastructure. Senate Intelligence Committee leaders recently said efforts to protect elections from Russian cyberattacks in 2016 didn’t go far enough, and they recommended new safeguards…

Russia Banned from 2018 Winter Olympics After Investigation into Doping Program

The ruling comes after an investigation conducted by the IOC found Russia was engaging in an extensive state-backed doping program

INTERNATIONAL — The International Olympic Committee has banned the country of Russia from competing in the 2018 Winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The IOC says Russia’s government officials are also banned from coming and the country’s flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony. The ruling comes after an investigation conducted by the IOC found Russia was engaging…

North Dakota May be Handing Over Voter Information

A decision is expected next week

  BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota may give voter information to a commission looking at election fraud, after all. The state initially said it would not hand over data requested by President Trump’s commission in June. Election officials are giving the request a second look after the commission pledged not to make public individual voters’ information. A decision is expected…

North Dakota Democrat Joins Many Republican Lawmakers Against President Trump’s New Cuba Policy

They Say His Plan Is Bad For American Producers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump’s new Cuba policy isn’t sitting well with many Republican lawmakers, Russia and even a North Dakota Democrat. The president is clamping down on some commerce and travel between the United States and Cuba but leaving intact many new avenues President Obama had opened. The Russian Foreign Ministry has criticized the president’s decision and his verbal…

Senator Franken Demands Answers on Russia from FBI Director Comey

The FBI is investigating the possibility of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia

WASHINGTON D.C. — The head of the FBI says Russia is still involved in American politics and Minnesota Senator Franken wants answers. During questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee, FBI Director James Comey agreed that Russia provides safe haven for cyber criminals. The FBI is investigating the possibility of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia. Comey also says Russia…