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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Supports Gina Haspel’s CIA Director Nomination

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp meeting with CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel (Courtesy: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s office)Washington, DC – Democratic North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp will join her Republican colleague, Sen. John Hoeven in voting in favor of Gina Haspel becoming the country’s first female CIA Director. In a statement, Heitkamp says after meeting with Haspel and other intelligence leaders, she has…

Sen. Hoeven learns about NDSU’s defense projects

Research projects are being in coordination with the Department of Defense

FARGO, N.D. — Senator John Hoeven met with researchers at NDSU to discuss the works being done at the university. The projects are being done in coordination with the Department of Defense. Hoeven is a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee. Hoeven toured laboratories with research on bio–reactive materials, water filtration bio–fouling, and coatings for military infrastructure. NDSU has received nearly…

MN Senator Tina Smith introduces broadband bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tina Smith has introduced the Community Connect Grant Program Act to connect Minnesotans and Americans to one another. She says in order to do that everyone must have access to affordable and reliable broadband services. This bill would create access to facilities to deploy broadband service, modernize minimum speed and keep pace with 21st century needs….

Dakota Co. Judge nominated as next U.S. Attorney of MN

Erica MacDonaldWASHINGTON, DC – President Trump has nominated Minnesota Judge Erica MacDonald to be the state’s next U.S. Attorney. MacDonald has been a Dakota County Judge since 2009. She also has eight years of experience as Minnesota’s Assistant U.S. Attorney. Senator Amy Klobuchar calls MacDonald “A dedicated public servant who is well–qualified to serve as Minnesota’s next U.S. Attorney.” MacDonald’s…

Former Vice President Biden Speaks at Democratic Convention

He supported Heidi Heitkamp as she runs for re-election

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The North Dakota Democratic Convention convened for the past two days. Nominations were made for various offices on the local and national levels. Former Vice President Joe Biden was the keynote speaker at the event. He supported Heidi Heitkamp as she secured her endorsement to keep her current seat in the Senate. “It takes courage to reach…

Sen. Al Franken: “I May Be Leaving the Senate, but I am Not Giving Up My Voice”

The 66-year-old senator spoke in Minneapolis to about 300 supporters, family members and friends about his time in office

  MINNEAPOLIS — As Minnesota Senator Al Franken departs on January 2nd after resigning from office amid sexual harassment allegations, he wants supporters to know he’s not resigning from the work. “Here is my promise to you,” Franken told a room of supporters. “I may be leaving the Senate, but I am not giving up my voice.” The 66-year-old senator…

Some Lawmakers Asking Franken to Reconsider Resigning from Senate

Congressman Peterson said he would have preferred that the Ethics Committee looked into the matter and released a report

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Collin Peterson is joining the chorus of people suggesting that Sen. Al Franken acted too quickly when he announced his plans to resign. Franken announced that he plans to leave the Senate after several Democratic colleagues urged him to step down amid accusations of inappropriately touching women. Since then, some of those senators have asked…

Fargo Man Accused of Sending Death Threats to Heitkamp Learns His Fate

56–year–old Kevin Olson has been found guilty of threatening interstate communications

FARGO, ND — The Fargo man accused of sending death threat emails to Senator Heidi Heitkamp has been found guilty. 56–year–old Kevin Olson has been found guilty of threatening interstate communications. Prosecutors say Olson sent an email to Senator Heitkamp on December 22, 2016 saying, in part, “I should find you and shoot you in your red head.” Court records…

Sen. Franken Will Speak From Senate Floor at 10:45 a.m.

A high-ranking Democrat says he expects Franken to resign in the wake of another sexual harassment allegation. Fox's Garrett Tenney reports from Washington.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A tweet on Senator Franken’s account says he is with his family and plans to make an announcement in D.C. Thursday and quote: “Any reports of a final decision are inaccurate.” A high-ranking Democrat says he expects Franken to resign in the wake of another sexual harassment allegation. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp issued a statement on Twitter writing…

Conservative Street Art Group Adds Groping Sen. Franken to L.A. Billboard

As for the photos, he says he doesn't remember all of them but he may have "crossed a line" for some women

FRANKEN 3 FRANKEN 2 FRANKEN 1 FRAKEN 4 LOS ANGELES — The photo of Senator Franken allegedly groping news anchor Leeann Tweeden in 2006 was spotted on a billboard in Los Angeles. The billboard was put up in the Palms neighborhood Thursday morning but was removed only hours later. A conservative street art group, who goes by the name “UnsavoryAgents”…