Sen. John Hoeven

National Guard Troops Deployed To D.C. In 2020 Return Home

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/AP) — Members of a Bismarck-based North Dakota National Guard unit who were called to active duty in Washington, D.C. late last year are back home. Gov. Doug Burgum and Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer attended a homecoming ceremony for the Guard members in Bismarck. Seventy soldiers with Company C, 2nd Battalion…

Hoeven, Cramer, urge U.S. to temporarily stop accepting Afghan evacuees

Sens. Kevin Cramer & John HoevenWASHINGTON (KVRR) – North Dakota Republican Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer are among 16 senators who want the Biden administration to stop accepting most Afghan refugees until vetting procedures are changed. The 16 senators outlined their concerns in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. “We are concerned…

West Fargo Company Lands Nearly $8 Million Defense Contract

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — A West Fargo company has landed a U.S. Department of Defense contract worth nearly $8 million. North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer say Pro-Mark Services will upgrade the primary mechanical and electrical systems throughout the Dock Five hangar at Minot Air Force Base. The work is expected to be completed by March 2023. Hoeven…

Navy Awards $17 Million Contract To Grand Forks Company

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR)–  Sen. John Hoeven announcing a $17 million contract has been awarded to Ideal Aerosmith of Grand Forks by the Navy. The company will build a ground support station to control unmanned aircraft and sensor systems in Grand Forks. “And they’re developing new capabilities for ISR; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, that will enable our special operators when…

Burgum, congressional delegation react to bombings in Afghanistan

Kabul airport (Fox News)FARGO (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum and members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation called for prayers and accountability after multiple U.S. service members were killed during a suicide bombing near the Kabul airport. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the brave U.S. servicemembers and the Afghans who were killed or injured in today’s…

USDA Authorizes Emergency Crop Insurance Procedures During Severe Drought

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Agriculture has authorized emergency procedures and issued new flexibilities for crop insurance providers to help ensure quick and fair adjustments and payments to producers. It comes as they weather severe drought conditions. USDA is allowing insurance companies to accept delayed notices of loss in certain situations. They are also simplifying paperwork requirements for filing…

Bismarck-based Rainbow Energy Marketing Corp. Buys Coal Creek Station

BISMARCK, N.D. — State leaders are celebrating the sale of Coal Creek Station in McLean County to Rainbow Energy Center. Nexus Line is buying the transmission system. Rainbow Energy Center and Nexus Line are both affiliates of Bismarck-based Rainbow Energy Marketing Corp. Great River Energy announced in May 2020 its plans to retire Coal Creek Station in Underwood, North Dakota…

Cramer opposes Jan. 6 Special Commission bill, Hoeven says committees already working on issue

Sens. Kevin Cramer & John HoevenWASHINGTON (KVRR) – Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) says he will not support a bill that would create a special commission to study the Jan. 6 insurrection incident at the U.S. Capitol. “I oppose the House’s Jan. 6 Commission bill” Cramer wrote on social media. “We have committees studying what happened, & there have been hundreds…

Hoeven, Cramer blast reintroduction of Green New Deal

Sens. Kevin Cramer & John HoevenWASHINGTON (KVRR) – North Dakota’s U.S. Senators say the Green New Deal would cost taxpayers a fortune and force the nation’s economy into bankruptcy. Members of the progressive “Squad” rallied around a new push for the Green New Deal Tuesday with separate bills for public housing, a civilian climate corps and funding for cities. “The…