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The Devils Lake Airport terminal. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Essential Air Service Subsidies Are Hugely Wasteful and Trump Is Right to Cut Them

Essential Air Service Subsidies Are Hugely Wasteful and Trump Is Right to Cut Them

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is causing quite a stir in political circles. Locally one cut the President proposes has our state’s congressional delegation seeing red. Particularly Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp: BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says President Donald Trump’s call to eliminate subsidized air service to rural communities could hurt three

Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Bismarck, North Dakota US May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Audio: Farm Bureau President Says He’s Not Worried About Impacts of Trump’s Budget on Agriculture

President Donald Trump has released his first budget from the White House, and North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp say they don’t like it. In particular, they say it will hurt agriculture. Congressman Kevin Cramer, for his part, has expressed some skepticism but says he’s open minded about it (which earned him a

Ruth Buffalo of Mandaree, N.D.

Democrat Who Got 26 Percent of the Vote Now Telling Us What North Dakotans Want on Flaring Rule

When it comes to hot button issues, such as the effort to unravel the Obama administration’s ridiculous and redundant flaring rule which was dropped three days before President Trump’s inauguration, letters to the editor are usually an exercise in astroturf. On both sides of the issue. Which means they usually aren’t worth commenting on. But

Sen. John Hoeven. File photo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Senator Hoeven Says He Doesn’t Support Trump’s Budget When It Comes to Agriculture

Rural, “red state” America went for Donald Trump in a big, big way. His brand of fiery, and often crude, populism was cat nip for blue collar workers. Including those who work in the agriculture industry. That’s why Trump won states like North Dakota in a landslide. But I wonder if the realities of his

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp speaks Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School in in Fargo, N.D. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Why Is Senator Heidi Heitkamp Protecting Obama’s Last Minute Methane Emission Rule?

On his way out the door earlier this year former President Barack Obama committed an act of regulatory vandalism. He instituted a last minute rule through the Bureau of Land Management targeting methane emissions from oil and gas development. It’s a rule, like so many of the Obama administration’s actions, aimed less at protecting the

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., attends a hearing Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, to discuss the role of Backpage.com in facilitating sex trafficking. Photo courtesy of Heitkamp's office

Senator Heitkamp Joins Other Democrats in Attack on Private Donations to Political Causes

News is that Senator Heidi Heitkamp is joining with Montana Senator Jon Tester to support the Sunlight for Unaccountable Nonprofits (SUN) Act. This legislation, if passed, would force political nonprofits to disclose any donors who make tax-exempt contributions over the amount of $5,000. According to Senator Heitkamp, people shouldn’t just get to run around spending their

Video: Left Wing Town Hall Activists Undermine Their Credibility by Screaming at Cramer and Exempting Heitkamp

The local iteration of Indivisible – a national left wing group created to harrass Republican members of Congress in their states/districts – challenged North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer to a town hall. Not surprisingly, since Cramer has a sterling reputation when it comes to a willingness to engage with the public, he obliged them by

U.S. Sen Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) questions Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf (not pictured) during his testimony before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the firm's sales practices on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., Sept. 20, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Heitkamp Tries to Distance Herself From Elizabeth Warren While Accusing Republicans of Creating a “Boogeyman”

It’s a common tactic, and an effective one, for political campaigns to try and tie a given opponent to the more extreme elements of their party. Republicans are currently trying to do that to Senator Heidi Heitkamp, noting that both she and rant-happy Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren are both, you know, Democrats. “The NRSC is

Cramer Says Heitkamp Promised MHA Tribe She’d Vote to Overturn Federal Flaring Rules

In Congress right now there is an effort to disapprove an Obama administration regulation aimed at the oil industry. The so-called “venting and flaring” rule imposed by the Bureau of Land Management is so colossally broad it impacts not just federal lands but state lands as well. This rule creates a jurisdictional quagmire, which I’m

North Dakota Senator elect Heidi Heitkamp (right) reacts at a rally Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 in Grand Forks, N.D. Grand Forks Herald photo by John Stennes

Forecast Sees Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s Re-Election as a “Coin Flip”

It’s very, very early to be talking about the 2018 election cycle, and thanks to Trump having upended conventional wisdom in American politics, forecasting outcomes is going to be harder than ever. Trump is probably going to have historically weak approval numbers for a President going into his first mid-term election, and typically a weak

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