Sen. Hoeven

Man accused of using ax to smash Hoeven’s Fargo office now facing federal charges

FARGO (KVRR) – Federal prosecutors have filed charges against a Lisbon, N.D. man who’s accused of using an ax to vandalize Sen. John Hoeven’s downtown Fargo office in December. U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley says Thomas Alexander Starks is charged with felony destruction of government property. Police identified Starks from the security video, where they say he is seen walking up…

Vice President Mike Pence to Visit Minot Air Force Base

Hoeven, Pence and Governor Burgum will review the base's nuclear missions

MINOT, ND — Vice President Mike Pence is planning a visit to North Dakota. Sen. John Hoeven says Pence will visit Minot Air Force Base on Friday. Hoeven is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and co-chairman of the Senate Air Force Caucus. Hoeven, Pence and Governor Burgum will review the base’s nuclear…

Pipeline Protest Deadline Brings Fires, Explosions, Injuries and Arrests

Dakota Access Oil Pipeline in Morton County, North Dakota

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — A dramatic chain of events unfolded in Morton County at the site of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. There were ceremonial fires, explosions, injuries and arrests. All as the 2 p.m. Wednesday deadline for protesters to clear out of the main camp came and went. Protesters begin ceremonial burning of some of their living structures ahead…