President Biden discusses Ukraine invasion, inflation & gas prices at State of the Union

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – President Joe Biden gives his first State of the Union Address. There’s not many things members of Congress agree on these days. Support for Ukraine amid the country’s invasion by Russia was one thing that was universally praised in the House chamber for the first 15 minutes of the president’s speech. Mr. Biden announced he is closing…

NDGOP Chair Rick Berg discusses SOTU & impeachment

This months speaker was North Dakota Republican Party Chairman Rick Berg.

FARGO, N.D. – Once a month, Republicans in the region host an open forum at the Holiday Inn in Fargo with speakers to discuss different topics. In this forum, they discussed the Iowa caucuses, the State of the Union, the impeachment and the North Dakota caucuses coming up on March 10th. Berg called Trump’s State of the Union speech exciting…

Minnesota Farmers Union President Not Happy With Ongoing Trade War

President Trump tweeting Sunday that the country is "Poised for big growth after trade deals are completed."

Gary Wertish/President, Minnesota Farmers UnionST. PAUL, Minn. — White House trade adviser Peter Navarro says President Donald Trump “has the backs of farmers.” He made that comment Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union”. He says “a lot” of the money the U.S. is taking in from tariffs is “going right to the farmers.” Farmers have been hit hard by…

Sen. Tina Smith Brings Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan to SOTU as Her Guest

Smith held Flanagan's role as lieutenant governor from 2015 to 2018

Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) brought Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan to the State of the Union address as her guest. Earlier, Flanagan said she hoped the president would address issues like healthcare and infrastructure. Smith calls the government shutdown “unnecessary and wasteful” and says she’s confident another one won’t happen. “My mom always used to say actions speak louder than words…

Senator Heitkamp Invites Fargo Resident to State of the Union Address

Heitkamp hopes Kooren's story will help pass legislation aimed at protecting pension plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former UPS employee Dennis Kooren of Fargo is in Washington, D.C. tonight to listen to the president.  Kooren is Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s guest for the State of the Union Address. The senator is highlighting Kooren’s struggles to maintain his pension benefits in her push to pass new legislation. If passed, it would protect people from further cuts to…

Fargo Man Who Fights For Pension Protections Invited To State of the Union Address

Dennis Kooren Worked For UPS for 30 Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Heidi Heitkamp has invited a former UPS driver from Fargo to be her guest during President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address. Heitkamp says Dennis Kooren has been a leader of the effort to protect the pensions of North Dakota workers and retirees. Kooren worked as a UPS driver in Fargo for 30 years…

Miss America Will join Senator John Hoeven At “State of the Union”

Cara Mund Once Interned At The Senator's Washington, D.C. Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Miss America Cara Mund will attend President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday as the guest of Sen. John Hoeven. Mund is the 23-year-old Bismarck native who won the Miss America crown last September. She’s the first winner from North Dakota in the history of the nearly century-old scholarship pageant. Mund interned at Sen….