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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

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

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

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

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Dave Wallis / The Forum

Senator Heitkamp’s Fence Sitting on Federal Flaring Rules Is Perplexing

There is a push in Congress right now 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

Contractors hired by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe work to clean up abandoned #NoDAPL protest camps

Hoeven: Army Corps Will Proceed With Issuing Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline as #NoDAPL Camps Clear Out

“Today, the Acting Secretary of the Army Robert Speer informed us that he has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with the easement needed to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline,” Senator John Hoeven says in a press release which just dropped in my inbox (see below). “This will enable the company to complete

Aerial view of Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 2nd 2016. DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro

Minot Air Force Base Greets Visit From Air Force Secretary by Dumping B-52 Engine Into the Countryside

“An engine fell out of a B-52 bomber during a training mission northeast of Minot on Wednesday,” KXNews reports. “A pentagon source says the engine is buried in snow in a river bed. Air Force sources tell us it is on J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge land, located near Upham in Bottineau County,” the report

Doug Burgum listens as Ed Schafer is honored at his farewell reception at the Gorecki Alumni Center at UND Thursday. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Governor Doug Burgum Should Just Accept His Salary Already

During his campaign earlier this year Doug Burgum vowed to turn down his salary if elected governor. Well, he won. Now Governor Burgum says he’s got a legal team on the problem of how to legally turn down his salary. “You would think that as governor that on the first day you could say, ‘I refuse

Senator John Hoeven delivers a floor speech about the Dakota Access Pipeline and the #NoDAPL protests against it. Photo via YouTube

Video: Senator John Hoeven Addresses Misinformation About #NoDAPL Protests During Floor Speech

Earlier this week Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate about the Dakota Access Pipeline and the #NoDAPL protests opposing it. It was about what you’d expect. Today North Dakota Senator John Hoeven gave a rebuttal, and it was pretty excellent. Here’s the video, and a full transcript is

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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