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Massive Farm Bill Is Passed By Congress, President Trump Is Expected To Sign It

The bill includes safety nets for producers and funding for the SNAP program

WASHINGTON — The massive nearly $900 billion farm bill is headed to President Trump. Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota chaired the Senate vote and said, “The vote on the conference committee report is 87 yea 13 nay. The conference report is agreed to.” The Senate passed the bill yesterday and this afternoon it passed the House. Senator Hoeven is chairman of…

Senate Passes Massive $867 Billion Farm Bill, Now Headed To The House

The mammoth package will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years

WASHINGTON — The Senate has passed a massive new farm bill and it’s now headed to the House. The measure bears a price tag of $867 billion over 10 years. The bill passed in the Senate on a bipartisan vote of 87-13. The mammoth package will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes…

Sen. Heitkamp in Farewell Speech “I want you to continue to dream and continue to believe”

WASHINGTON – North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp had an emotional goodbye to Washington after one term in a farewell speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday. The Democrat told her colleagues “gridlock and partisanship does not have to rule the day.” The 63-year-old says she fought every day for rural America. That includes what Heitkamp believes are her biggest successes like…

Concordia Students Discuss America’s Future Post-Midterm Elections

they have the political cafes so they have a platform

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia students discuss America’s future now that the midterm elections are over. That includes the divide between the House and the Senate, voter turnout and how it all specifically impacts North Dakota and Minnesota. In the past, students have held political cafes to discuss how people communicate across the political divide and to talk about Russian politics. They…

Former VP Biden: “There’s No Better Example of Character” than Heidi Heitkamp

The election is on Tuesday, November 6th

FARGO N.D. — Former Vice President Joe Biden comes to Fargo to kick off the Bring it Home Heidi Bus Tour across the state. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us what he has to say about what needs to be done to keep democracy alive in this country. “Hello Fargo. Are you ready to win an election? Are you ready to…

Klobuchar and Peterson Meet With Ag Leaders and Growers About Bipartisan Farm Bill

The two traveled to American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead to discuss the 2018 harvest and regional farming issues

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Collin Peterson met with area growers and leaders to discuss the need for a bipartisan farm bill. The two traveled to American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead to discuss the 2018 harvest and regional farming issues. As the weather has warmed up, their worries have lessened but some priorities still remain; protecting…

What You Need to Know About Your ND House Candidates Before Heading to the Polls

Kelly Armtrong is the GOP candidate from Dickinson, Mac Schneider is the Democratic-NPL candidate from Fargo

  FARGO, N.D. — Election Day is less than three weeks away. While North Dakota’s Senate race has gained most of the attention there’s also an important Congressional race. KVRR’s Danielle Church sat down with both major party candidates. Kelly Armstrong and Mac Schneider may be on different sides of the political spectrum, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have plenty…

One of the Biggest Senate Races is in North Dakota: Hear From the Candidates About Major Topics

But for the first time the Democrat and Republican are running against each other, in what some are saying is one of the most important Senate races in decades

One of the biggest Senate races happening around the country is right here in North Dakota. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen sat down with Heidi Heitkamp and Kevin Cramer for one–on–one interviews to discuss some of the major topics and get answers to some controversial questions. Six years ago Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer were elected into office on the…

George W. Bush To Headline Kevin Cramer Fundraiser In Texas

Cramer is challenging Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, one of the most vulnerable Democrats seeking re-election

Former President George W. Bush is raising money for Kevin Cramer’s Senate bid. Cramer says Bush will headline Cramer’s September 19 fundraising event in Fort Worth, Texas. Cramer says it’s being hosted by executives at Texas-based oilfield service companies that do business in North Dakota. He says former longtime LSU basketball coach Dale Brown, a native of Minot, also is…

Amy Klobuchar & Jim Newberger Face Off in MN Senate Race

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar will face GOP State Rep. Jim Newberger of Becker in the race for Senate in the November election. Klobuchar is one of Minnesota’s most popular politicians, winning her first two terms by at least 20 percentage points. She has been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2020. Newberger, a paramedic beat three other candidates Tuesday….