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Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp Calling for Further Investigation in Midst of Comey Firing

Comey traveled to North Dakota last year to open a FBI office in Williston and to visit with tribal officials at the Fort Berthold Reservation

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s senators are calling for different investigations into Russian ties to the election after the firing of the FBI director. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp wants a special prosecutor to investigate possible ties between President Trump and Russia following the president’s firing of James Comey. The North Dakota Democrat says Comey’s firing “raises far more questions than…

Longfellow Elementary Students Share Love of North Dakota with Sen. Heitkamp

Heitkmap announced winners for the "Why I Love North Dakota" essays

FARGO, N.D. — Senator Heitkamp took time off from her busy schedule and headed to Longfellow Elementary School. At least 65 fourth graders at Longfellow Elementary shared their personal “Why I Love North Dakota” essays with Senator Heidi Heitkamp just before Valentine’s Day. The Senator decided to make a personal trip to the school to announce her top essay choices…

Sen. Heitkamp Wants Health Care Plan that Works in ND Communities

Senator Heitkamp shares what she would've wanted for the community if the bill was passed

FARGO, N.D. — While many Americans did not want the American Health Care Act to pass, Senator Heidi Heitkamp says she was one of them. Before House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill entirely, there were some concerns of where the act would leave citizens. A nonpartisan analysis estimated the American Health Care Act would immediately leave 14 million people…

Senator Klobuchar Believes Small Businesses Shape the Economy

The Minnesota senator talks about the value of small businesses at MSUM

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Businesses are booming in the F-M area and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar says it’s all thanks to small businesses being the engine of the economy. Flowers blossom from a seed, babies grow up to be kids and the economy grows from the startup of small businesses. “Target started as a dry cleaning store. 3M started as a…

Sen. Heitkamp on DeVos: A D- Applicant with a Big Checkbook

Senator Heitkamp is urging other politicians to vote 'no' on Betsy DeVos

  U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp urged other politicians in Washington D.C. to vote ‘no’ for Betsy DeVos leading the U.S. Education Department. Heitkamp says getting quality education to the rural parts of North Dakota is one of the state’s main challenges. She says through technology and good instructors, the state is solving the issue. But Heitkamp thinks DeVos would make…

U.S. Senator Heitkamp Speaks Out About Alleged Death Threats

U.S. Senator Heitkamp won't let threats keep her from public appearances

WEST FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp spoke with KVRR for the first time about the threat against her life which put Kevin Olson in federal custody. Olson is accused of sending emails to Heitkamp in which he threatens to shoot her in the head. Heitkamp said this isn’t the first threat like this she’s received, although most past…

Moorhead Underpass has a “Better Than 50-50 Chance”

A $42 million bill which would fund a railroad underpass is likely to pass according to Senator Kent Eken.

A Twin Valley senator says Moorhead has a “better than 50-50 chance” of getting a railroad underpass. This $42 million bill would be used to build an underpass at the intersection of Main Avenue and 21st Street. Senator Kent Eken is the main sponsor of this bill saying Moorhead “badly needs” this to pass for public safety reasons. They say…

Fargo Man Accused of Threatening ND Senator Gets Court Delay

The man accused of sending threatening E-mails to Senator Heitkamp is asking for more time before his detention hearing

  A federal courtroom delay for Kevin Olson has been granted. He is the Fargo man accused of threatening to shoot Senator Heidi Heitkamp in the head. Olson’s lawyer moved to have the detention hearing delayed saying he needed more time. The hearing would have determined whether or not Olson would be offered bond or kept in custody throughout his…

Fargo Man Charged with Making Death Threats Against Senator Heitkamp

Kevin Olson threated to shoot Heidi Heitkamp in the head and was arrested Tuesday morning

A Fargo man is behind bars and charged with making a death threat against Senator Heidi Heitkamp. The Red River Valley SWAT team worked with U.S. Capitol Police and tracked down 55-year-old Kevin Olson. Olson was arrested at his house on the 1600 block of 51st Street South in Fargo. He’s been charged with mailing threatening communications and is in…