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ND Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman to retire

Courtesy: North Dakota Democratic-NPL PartyNEW ROCKFORD, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman announces her retirement at the end of her term after being redistricted out of her New Rockford District. The Democratic-NPL State Senator is the first woman to serve as minority leader in the Legislature. She was first elected to the Senate in 2006. Dem-NPL…

Former Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate Bob Dole Dies at 98

North Dakota U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer Pays Tribute to Dole

Sen. Bob Dole & Kevin Cramer (Undated photo)WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans are remembering Bob Dole, a man who defied the odds in war, only to fall short of his ultimate goal in politics. Dole died Sunday. He was 98. After paralyzing wounds in World War II, Dole willed himself to walk again, and ran for Congress with a right arm…

Senate passes stopgap funding bill, avoiding shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has passed a stopgap spending bill that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. Earlier in the day, congressional leaders announced they had finally reached an agreement…

Second Half Of North Dakota Legislative Session Begins

BISMARCK, N.D. — State lawmakers are back in Bismarck for the second half of the legislative session. North Dakota Public Radio’s Dave Thompson says the biggest item facing lawmakers is the multi-million dollar bonding bill, much of that for the FM Diversion Project. “As it stands right now, it’s $680 million for bonding, with virtually all of the money going…

Former President Trump is acquitted by U.S. Senate

  WASHINGTON, DC – (FOXNEWS) Former President Trump was acquitted in an unprecedented second impeachment trial on the charge of inciting an insurrection for the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, making him the first and only president to impeached and acquitted twice in history. A majority of senators found Trump guilty on Saturday in a 57-43 vote, but the number fell short of the supermajority needed…

Smith & Murkowski introduce bills on mental health & substance abuse

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Senator Tina Smith introduces bills to fund mental health initiatives and help those with substance abuse. The Stopping the Mental Health Pandemic Act would give federal money to states, tribes and communities to address behavioral health needs that may have gotten worse during the pandemic. Money would be used for training, technology upgrades and suicide prevention. The…

Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith keeps seat, says her priority will be Covid-19 relief package

Smith says she was re-elected because Minnesotans are looking for leadership that can focus on them and what they need.

MINNESOTA – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith wins re-election and says she will continue to get work done to accomplish things for Minnesotans. Smith says she was re-elected because Minnesotans are looking for leadership that can focus on them and what they need. She adds even during a time where Washington has been so divided, she has been able to get…