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Dan Genk, left, the supervisor of the FBI's Bismarck office, talks with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Wednesday at a round table discussion about human trafficking. Jamie Kelly / Williston Herald

Williston Mayor Told Heitkamp Campaign Not to Use His Comments as an Endorsement, They Kind of Did Anyway

Williston Mayor Told Heitkamp Campaign Not to Use His Comments as an Endorsement, They Kind of Did Anyway

As a part of her bid to get re-elected, Senator Heidi Heitkamp has been touting comments from local officials in campaign press releases. Among them Williston Mayor Howard Klug. It’s hard to say how much these local endorsements matter – typically they do little to sway voters – but a western North Dakota endorsement for

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-S.D.) during a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 12, 2018. Heitkamp is one of three Democrats who are up for reelection in states President Donald Trump carried and voted to confirm Justice Neil Gorsuch. (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Heidi Heitkamp’s Campaign Attacks Appointment of North Dakota Representative to Farm Bill Negotiations

North Dakota is a state that runs on agriculture, and it’s an unfortunate reality that agriculture is extremely vulnerable to federal policy. So when a new farm bill is being negotiated in Washington D.C. the agriculture industry here in North Dakota looks on with trepidation. So you’d think that we could all agree it’s welcome

Crews work at an oil well site near Williston, N.D., on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

We Should Use a Term Other Than “Spill” for Oil Field Incidents That Don’t Result in an Actual Spill

Environmental activists, many of whom would like to stop the development of oil resources entirely, like to talk a lot about oil spills in North Dakota. Which, on the face of it, is entirely fair. Oil spills are unequivocally bad. Nobody wants them to happen. When they do happen the public should be aware of

Heidi Heitkamp’s Political Allies Hire Actors to Play Stereotypical “Cranky” and “Trusting” North Dakotans With Accents

Priorities USA is a Super PAC founded by Barack Obama campaign alumni which supported the Obama campaign in 2012 as well as the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016. They’ve gotten involved in the 2018 election campaign by running ads attacking Congressman Kevin Cramer. You’ve probably seen the ad being promoted on Facebook: Here’s one version

Former West Fargo Police Chief Arland Rasmussen appears in a campaign ad for Senator Heidi Heitkamp.

Bizarro World: Democratic Senate Incumbent Heidi Heitkamp Uses Self-Described Trump Voter to Defend Her Record on Border Security

You can always tell when a political campaign has landed a punch when they inspire a television rebuttal from the other side. And what a strange world we’re living in when a Democratic incumbent like Senator Heidi Heitkamp is using a Trump voter to defend her voting record. A tacit acknowledgement from Democrats of how

President Donald Trump meets with President Vladimir Putin of Russia in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, July 16, 2018. (Doug Mills/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)

President Trump Embarrassed Us All in Helsinki

As someone who didn’t vote for President Trump, and who expected that he’d lose to Hillary Clinton in 2016, I’ve come to make my peace with the Trump administration. I largely tune out the President’s antics and instead focus on his policies which I mostly support. But the President’s performance in Helsinki was a disaster.

Screenshot of a video ad from the Cramer campaign

New Cramer Ad Features President Trump Riding Herd on Senator Heidi Heitkamp

On social media, North Dakota Democrats are still promoting their U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp as a close ally of President Donald Trump: MUST READ – Inforum: Zaleski: Trump likes Heidi more than Kevin #NDSEN #ndpol — ND Dem-NPL (@nddemnpl) July 11, 2018 But in a new ad Congressman Kevin Cramer’s campaign uses footage

Law enforcement stand atop Turtle Hill on the Cannonball Ranch watching as protesters stand at the base while others stand across the water on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 24, 2016, in southern Morton County. A makeshift bridge placed by the protesters allowed them access to the private property. TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune

Maybe the Dakota Access Pipeline Can Also Result in North Dakota’s Dumb Corporate Farming Ban Getting Struck Down

In the fall of 2016, at the height of the violent left wing protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, Dean Meyer sold the historic Cannonball Ranch to Dakota Access LLC, the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline crosses the ranch, and the construction on that property at the time was a major target of

State Senator Curtiss Kreun, left, alongside state Representatives Jake Blum and Emily O'Brien. All are Republicans elected in District 42.

Republican Lawmaker Alleges Political Discrimination at the University of North Dakota

Until the end of January Emily O’Brien, a first-term lawmaker from District 42 in Grand Forks, worked at the University of North Dakota’s Center for Innovation. She left the gig, she says, because of unprofessional conduct from her superiors including political hostility from Provost Thomas DiLorenzo: Before she was elected to the North Dakota House