Washington

Miss America Cara Mund Celebrated During Her Own Day

She Was Joined By Senator John Hoeven and Representative Kevin Cramer in Bismarck

BISMARCK, ND — Thousands welcomed Miss America Cara Mund back to her North Dakota hometown. About 2,000 people turned out Saturday for Mund’s welcome-home party at the Bismarck Event Center including her former boss, Senator John Hoeven. Mund at one time interned at his Washington, D.C. office. She told the crowd of young girls that, whether they’re in North Dakota…

Savanna’s Act Hearing Held in Washington, D.C.

If is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Savanna’s Act gets a hearing at the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Senator Heidi Heitkamp to help address the epidemic of missing and murdered Native American women. If is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo. The eight months pregnant woman was kidnapped and killed in August. Two…

Political Pressure May be Bringing GOP Health Care Plan Back to Life

These include the party's increasingly impatient conservative base, incumbents' nightmares about primary challenges and wrathful presidential tweetstorms

NATIONAL — A brew of political pressures is pumping fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul. These include the party’s increasingly impatient conservative base, incumbents’ nightmares about primary challenges and wrathful presidential tweetstorms. The new GOP bill by Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham would shift health care money and power from Washington…

How Changes in Washington Could Affect North Dakota Taxpayers

Americans for Prosperity in North Dakota held a federal policy summit in Fargo to give activists an update on what's happening in Washington

FARGO, ND — Americans for Prosperity in North Dakota held a federal policy summit in Fargo to give activists an update on what’s happening in Washington. Congressman Cramer was a part of a Q and A with AFP’s Vice President of external affairs. The organization and the Congressman said it is important to improve the lives of Americans, especially those…

Minneapolis Passes $15 Minimum Wage

Smaller business will phase it in over seven years

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Minneapolis City Council voted to increase their minimum wage to $15 an hour. But wages won’t increase all at once throughout the city. The higher wage will be phased in for businesses with 100 or more employees over the next five years. Smaller business will phase it in over seven years. The city will fully…

Bound By Blue: Local Police Departments Honor Officer Moszer

Officers from multiple area law enforcement agencies are traveling to Washington, D.C. to honor Officer Moszer

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer will be remembered this weekend at the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial in Washington D.C. When Officer Moszer died in the line of duty last February, his loss was felt across the entire Fargo Moorhead community. “We have seen tremendous support shared with all law enforcement throughout the metro area and beyond,”…

President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Attorney General Jeff Sessions recommended the decision to President Trump and a search for a new director will begin immediately

  WASHINGTON D.C. — White House officials confirm President Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey. The president sent a letter to Comey, stating that he agreed with the Department of Justice that Comey “is not able to effectively lead the bureau”. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Attorney General Jeff Sessions recommended the decision to President Trump and…

Senator Franken Demands Answers on Russia from FBI Director Comey

The FBI is investigating the possibility of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia

WASHINGTON D.C. — The head of the FBI says Russia is still involved in American politics and Minnesota Senator Franken wants answers. During questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee, FBI Director James Comey agreed that Russia provides safe haven for cyber criminals. The FBI is investigating the possibility of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia. Comey also says Russia…

People Take to the Streets Across the Nation for May Day Action Marches

PEOPLE MARCHED IN CITIES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR DIFFERENT CAUSES, INCLUDING THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE. OUR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT, ALEXIS WAINWRIGHT REPORTS

NATIONAL —┬áThousands are marching all over the country for immigrant and worker rights. From cities like Los Angeles, Seattle…Milwaukee to Washington, people marched in support of worker rights and labor unions. They also addressed national issues like the Dakota Access pipeline. Several hundred demonstrators gathered on May Day at DuPont Circle to celebrate International Worker’s Day. The protesters went to…

Sen. Hoeven Wants Quick Vote on President Trump’s Pick for Ag Secretary

Hoeven is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Senate Agriculture Committee has approved President Trump’s pick for agriculture secretary. In his confirmation hearing last week, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue stressed that he has worked with Democrats in the past. He sought to reassure farm-state senators in both parties who are fearful about the impact of President Trump’s proposed deep cuts to farm programs….