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FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, left, joins U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Bruce Smith, Dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences and other officials on a tour of UND's aerospace facilities Monday during Huerta's first visit to North Dakota to announce  that North Dakota will be the first of the  six   UAS test sites nationwide to begin operations.  photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, left, joins U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Bruce Smith, Dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences and other officials on a tour of UND's aerospace facilities Monday during Huerta's first visit to North Dakota to announce that North Dakota will be the first of the six UAS test sites nationwide to begin operations. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Where Are North Dakota’s Senators on the Dakota Access Pipeline Controversy?

Where Are North Dakota’s Senators on the Dakota Access Pipeline Controversy?

The Dakota Access Pipeline imbroglio is perhaps the biggest political news story in North Dakota this year. The pipeline itself represents vital infrastructure for North Dakota’s oil industry for which high transportation costs is a competitive disadvantage. Put simply, the pipeline (or lack thereof, as the case may be) impacts a lot of jobs. The political battle over

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North Dakota Republican delegates stand behind Donald Trump at his press conference in Bismarck on Thursday, May 26, 2016. (Dustin Monke / Forum News Service)

In North Dakota Trump Has Wide Lead Over Clinton in Head to Head Race, but Libertarian Polling Strong

According to a Washington Post poll of the presidential race in the various states Clinton is looking much stronger than Trump these days, but in North Dakota it’s Trump who dominates Clinton in a head-to-head matchup. But more interesting are the results from the four-way race that will actually be in front of voters here. When

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A guard stands by as inmates at the North Dakota State Penitentiary walk between cell units in Bismarck. (MIKE McCLEARY, Bismarck Tribune)

‘Build More Jails’ Is Not a Sustainable Solution to the Drug Addiction Problem

There is a significant debate in North Dakota right now circling around prison overcrowding and how we treat drug abuse in the criminal justice system. Some including Leann Bertsch, director of the North Dakota Department of Corrections, want put more emphasis on addiction treatment instead of incarceration. Others, unfortunately, seem to like the status quo.

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What’s Good for Senator Hoeven Is Good for Senator Heitkamp

In their editorial today the Grand Forks Herald calls on Senator John Hoeven to speak out about Donald Trump. What occasioned the editorial is criticism from Hoeven’s opponent this election year, Democratic candidate Eliot Glassheim, accusing the incumbent of an only tepid endorsement of his party’s controversial and divisive presidential candidate. (You can listen to my

Sen. John Hoeven speaks Monday during a press conference announcing that Midcontinent Communications is bringing gigabit Internet speeds to its customers in the Northern Plains, including the Fargo-Moorhead area
Sen. John Hoeven speaks during a press conference announcing that Midcontinent Communications is bringing gigabit Internet speeds to its customers in the Northern Plains, including the Fargo-Moorhead area

Man Arrested After Making Online Death Threats to Senators Including John Hoeven

According to Politico, a man has been arrested for making death threats to Republican Senators after the terror attack in Orlando. Among the Senators threatened was North Dakota’s own John Hoeven: A Virginia man tried to obtain a firearm via Twitter correspondence after tweeting death threats to multiple U.S. senators, court documents filed Monday alleged. Kyler

Legislation which nearly passed in the United States Senate would give the federal government authority to access information about browsing history and other online communications without a warrant.

Hoeven, Heitkamp Vote for Legislation to Give FBI Access to Your Browsing History Without a Warrant

“Privacy-minded senators on Wednesday blocked an amendment that would give the FBI power to take internet records, including browser histories and email metadata, without a court order,” U.S. News reports. The legislation was Senate amendment 4787 to HR 2578, introduced by Senator John McCain. It got majority support among the Senators, but failed cloture by a

Eliot Glassheim thanks the crowd for celebrating his achievements on Saturday, May 02, 2015, at the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)
Eliot Glassheim thanks the crowd for celebrating his achievements on Saturday, May 02, 2015, at the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)

UPDATED: Democratic Senate Candidate Eliot Glassheim Hasn’t Filed FEC Reports

See updates below Yesterday I wrote about the financial disclosures in North Dakota’s at-large House race between incumbent Republican Kevin Cramer and Democratic challenger Chase Iron Eyes. Cramer is in strong fiscal position, as you would expect an incumbent to be. Iron Eyes, unfortunately, ended the reporting period with more debt than cash. This morning

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks to the podium at a press event at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, March 5, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks to the podium at a press event at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, March 5, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Stenehjem Joins Hoeven And Dalrymple In Fence Sitting On Donald Trump

American politics generally, and Republican politics specifically, are at something of a crossroads right now. There is a shift afoot, I think, driven by Donald Trump and I don’t think it behooves any politician to try and sit on the fence as it happens. Besides, Trump isn’t exactly the sort of candidate who elicits ambivalence.

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Senator John Hoeven, left, and Governor Jack Dalrymple, right.

Profiles In Courage: North Dakota Leaders Kinda, Sorta Support Trump

Donald Trump is the presumptive presidential nominee of the Republican Party. Trump, I don’t need to tell you readers, is a hugely controversial figure and it puts Republicans in a tough spot. Do they endorse Trump as their nominee, along with all the ugly things he’s said and done, or do they oppose him? Or

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