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Former U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan

Hey Byron Dorgan, if You Have to Tell Us Heidi Heitkamp Isn’t in Trouble Then She’s in Trouble

Over the weekend former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan wrote an angry letter to the Grand Forks Herald disputing that paper’s statement in an editorial that current Senator Heidi Heitkamp may be in some political hot water heading into 2018. The Herald’s editorial position isn’t at all a stretch. Heitkamp barely won election to her current and

Fargo entrepreneur and philanthropist Doug Burgum, third from right, meets with the press following his announcement for North Dakotaís gubernatorial race Jan. 14, 2016, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Let’s Start Giving Politicians Awards for Leading Instead of Winning Elections

Over the holiday weekend the Fargo Forum named Governor Doug Burgum their Person of the Year. That’s unfortunate. We need to stop treating election victories as if they were the finish line for politicians, rather than the first step in a process through which they will hopefully turn out to be good leaders. My intent here

Senator Heitkamp Says She’s “Likely” to Stay in the Senate

After weeks of speculation about whether or not President-elect Donald Trump would select her for his cabinet, Senator Heidi Heitkamp herself is throwing some cold water on the idea. Feeding a scoop to her brother’s radio station, Heitkamp says she’s likely to stay in the Senate. “I think it’s likely that that’s going to be

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp speaks on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on December 5, 2016.

Senator Heidi Heitkamp: Fight Against Dakota Access Pipeline “Is Not Winnable”

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp – the only Democrat to win a statewide election here in nearly a decade – was on CNBC today talking about the Dakota Access Pipeline. Heitkamp leaned heavily on the Native American vote to earn her very, very narrow 2012 election to the Senate over Republican Rick Berg. As such

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp rides the elevator at Trump Tower with the "Naked Cowboy"

Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Naked Cowboy Ride the Elevator at Trump Tower

Yesterday news broke that Senator Heidi Heitkamp would be visiting with President-elect Donald Trump today. The speculation was rampant. Will she get a cabinet position and open up her Senate seat for a (very likely) Republican take over? Could she get Ag Secretary? Interior? Energy? Is she leveraging her meeting with Trump to scare national

North Dakota Representative Kevin Cramer speaks Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the ND GOP Convention at Scheels Arena in Fargo of his choice to endorse Donald Trump for president. Rick Abbott / The Forum

Video: Harold Hamm Says Trump Should Pick Kevin Cramer as Energy Secretary

For some time now both Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources and one of the biggest players in North Dakota’s oil fields, and Congressman Kevin Cramer have been rumored to be possibles to serve in President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet as Secretary of Energy. Today Hamm told CNBC that Trump should pick Cramer over him: “Kevin’s

Former President Bill Cliniton and U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp give thumbs up to supporters during a 2012 at the Fargo Civic Center. Photo by Dave Wallis / Forum Communications

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp to Meet With President-Elect Trump Tomorrow

According to a NBC News editor, Democratic North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp will be meeting with Republican President-elect Donald Trump tomorrow: Among Trump's meetings tomorrow—DEM Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. Cabinet interview? Agriculture? Would hand GOP another Senate seat. — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) December 1, 2016 Apparently the Trump team is considering Heitkamp for

Senator Heidi Heitkamp in 2014. File photo. Dave Wallis / The Forum

North Dakota’s Top Elected Officials, Except Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Call on Obama to Help End #NoDAPL Rioting

In a post earlier today I took aim at President Barack Obama for what I perceive as enabling the increasingly violent #NoDAPL rioting here in North Dakota. What I didn’t know is that our state’s top elected leaders – Governor Jack Dalrymple, Senator John Hoeven, and Rep. Kevin Cramer – would be sending a letter

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