FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday signed a bill named for a Fargo murder victim to address cases of missing and murdered Native Americans.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A bill named for a Fargo murder victim to address cases of missing and murdered Native Americans is heading to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — If former U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp tries to resurrect her political career, she says it won't be through a run for governor.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Democratic Party delegates are meeting in Helena to examine their party's rules and elect officers.
The party's biannual rules and officers' convention is Friday...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Rick Berg of Fargo has been elected to his first full term as chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party.
Members of the party's state committee unanimously backed...
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Two former Democratic senators from red states who lost re-election bids in 2018 are leading a campaign to help their party win back votes in rural America.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's House has passed a bill that would require more law enforcement training related to missing and slain Native Americans.
Representatives voted 90-2 on Tuesday to approve the measure sponsored by Fargo Democratic Rep. Ruth Buffalo. She is the first female Native American Democrat elected to the state Legislature.
Buffalo also is sponsoring a bill that would collect data on missing and slain Native Americans in North Dakota.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp has joined the board of the McCain Institute.
The Washington, D.C., institute is part of Arizona State University and is named for the late U.S. Sen. John McCain. The nonpartisan institute champions character-driven leadership and civic engagement. One of the areas it works on is human trafficking, a focus of Heitkamp's.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp has secured roles at Harvard and with CNBC.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The first female Native American Democrat elected to the North Dakota state Legislature has proposed two bills intended to help resolve crimes against indigenous people.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she plans to reintroduce a bill intended to help solve crimes against Native Americans. The bill received unanimous Senate approval after being introduced by North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp but was blocked by the outgoing chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The year in North Dakota was dominated by politics, from the hard-fought U.S. Senate race between Heidi Heitkamp and Kevin Cramer to a complimentary and controversial Super Bowl soiree that Gov. Doug Burgum attended and a Trump administration trade dispute that hit soybean farmers the hardest.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Sen.-elect Kevin Cramer has been named to five committees.
Cramer will work on the Armed Services, Environment and Public Works, Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Veterans Affairs and Budget committees.
Cramer says he is grateful that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accommodated his requests. Cramer says he wanted his work to complement fellow Sen. John Hoeven's assignments to "maximize our collaborative influence" for North Dakota.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A bill meant to help authorities solve cases in which Native American women go missing or are killed on tribal land looks like it will expire before getting a vote in the U.S. House.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp bid an emotional farewell to the U.S. Senate, telling colleagues that "gridlock and partisanship does not have to rule the day."
Heitkamp, in a half-hour speech from the Senate floor, appealed to Congress to display "more political courage" and to "rise above "partisanship and rancor."
Heitkamp told lawmakers to use "facts and judgment — not polls — to make our decisions."
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — When Democrat Heidi Heitkamp leaves the U.S. Senate at the end of the year, members of North Dakota's Native American community will lose a powerful friend on causes important to them, from school computers to voting rights to missing and murdered indigenous women.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The day after his election to the U.S. Senate, Republican Kevin Cramer assured North Dakota farmers that he has President Donald Trump's ear on trade and that Trump will get them a good — and maybe even a great — deal.
"This is a priority for me," Cramer told The Associated Press Wednesday. "President Trump has told me, 'If you want me to push this through fast I will get a good deal for farmers but if you give me some time I will get a great deal.'"
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Only a few dozen Native American voters appear to have been affected on Election Day by changes to North Dakota's voter identification requirements that many tribal members believed were aimed at suppressing their vote.
Voters casting midterm election ballots in North Dakota are divided over the state of the nation, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate.
As voters cast ballots for U.S. Senate and members of Congress in Tuesday's elections, AP VoteCast found that 52 percent of North Dakota voters said the country is on the right track, compared with 46 percent who said the country is headed in the wrong direction.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republicans once again had their way in North Dakota, punctuated by Kevin Cramer's victory over Heidi Heitkamp in a highly charged U.S. Senate race and Kelly Armstrong's quieter but convincing win to fill Cramer's U.S. House seat.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — It took a pair of personal appeals from President Donald Trump for Republican Kevin Cramer to gamble his hard-won congressional seat for a U.S. Senate bid against one of the state's most well-known and charismatic politicians.
Cramer defeated Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on Tuesday after a long and contentious campaign in the conservative state by maximizing his support of Trump to help overcome Heitkamp's big money advantage.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The biggest prize in North Dakota on Tuesday was the state's U.S. Senate seat, where Republican Kevin Cramer derailed the re-election bid of Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to give the GOP wins in both congressional races.
The state ballot had plenty of other items worth voters' attention. Just two years after voters said yes to medicinal marijuana, they rejected the idea of extending that right to recreational pot. Here's a rundown on the election:
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican Kevin Cramer ousted Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on Tuesday, persuading North Dakota voters that his emphatic conservatism would serve them better than her occasional independence from her own party.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican Kevin Cramer and Democrat Heidi Heitkamp were finishing their Senate race Monday with a flurry of campaigning in North Dakota's capital city and across the state.
The race has big stakes for the state and the nation, with Republicans banking on it to help retain control of the Senate. Incumbent Sen. Heitkamp, who is seeking her second term, is seen as one of the most vulnerable senators among red-state Democrats.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the North Dakota U.S. Senate race (all times local):
Republican Kevin Cramer says he thinks he's leading Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp but the race is closer than polls suggest.
Cramer voted early Monday in Bismarck. He told reporters that his campaign's internal polling show him leading by double-digits, but he says he's still worried about the election.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — When Sen. Heidi Heitkamp was choosing her campaign headquarters, Fargo was the obvious choice. She grew up in the area, it's nearly twice as large as any other North Dakota city and it's the biggest potential source of liberal-minded voters in the strongly conservative state.
The North Dakota Democratic Party posted a misleading ad on its website and on Facebook that suggests state residents should reconsider voting in this year's election if they have hunting licenses in other states.
Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer is seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in this year's Midterm election.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden kicked off Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's final statewide campaign tour Thursday in a whisper instead of his usual fiery tone, making a quiet call for civility that was accentuated by laryngitis.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on former Vice President's trip to Fargo to promote Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (all times local):
Former Vice President Joe Biden brushed aside a case of laryngitis to help Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp kick off a statewide tour as her race neared its end.
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and her Republican opponent Kevin Cramer said Wednesday they oppose a ballot measure that would legalize marijuana, and they both support a ban on non-citizens voting in the state.
But they disagree on a sweeping government ethics overhaul measure. Heitkamp voted for it; Cramer said he won't.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker will campaign for Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota.
Heitkamp says Booker will join her on Friday. The state Democratic Party says campaign stops include Mandan and the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Former Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad also is scheduled to be in attendance.
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on North Dakota U.S. Senate candidates' votes on state ballot measures (all times local):
North Dakota U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and her Republican opponent Kevin Cramer say they oppose a ballot measure that would legalize marijuana and they both support a ban on non-citizens voting in the state.
Heitkamp spoke with reporters Wednesday after casting an early ballot in Mandan. Cramer will vote in Bismarck on Election Day.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota U.S. Senate candidates Heidi Heitkamp and Kevin Cramer are enlisting some high-profile help from their respective parties, while also planning a flurry of appearances across the state in the last full week of their long, expensive and contentious campaign.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp spread nearly $2.7 million of her campaign cash to the North Dakota Democratic Party to help candidates in statewide races.
State filings show Heitkamp's contribution last week came just days after her own campaign hauled in about $12.4 million in the first half of October. The flood of cash to Heitkamp came during the period in which she voted against Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The outcome of one of the nation's most critical Senate races could come down to an unrelated question: how North Dakota residents feel about blocking noncitizens from voting — even though such voting is already illegal.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Senate candidates Heidi Heitkamp and Kevin Cramer on Friday turned what was supposed to be a debate with rapid-fire questions into heated arguments about health care, Social Security and trade.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden will campaign for Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp next week as she kicks off a five-day statewide tour.
Biden will help launch the tour in Fargo on Thursday. Heitkamp's campaign says the tour will hit more than 20 communities and cover more than 2,000 miles.
Heitkamp is facing Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer in a race seen as critical for control of the closely divided Senate.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's fundraising jumped dramatically in the period after she voted against Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.
Federal data show the North Dakota Democrat raised more than $12.4 million in the first 17 days of October. That was more than three times what she took in for the entire quarter before.
Her Republican challenger, Kevin Cramer, raised far less during the 17 days — only about $603,000.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump's eldest son plans a stop in the heart of North Dakota's oil patch to campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Cramer.
Cramer's campaign says Donald Trump Jr. will be in Williston on Tuesday. Trump Jr. will be accompanied by his girlfriend, former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle.
Trump Jr. is making his second headlining trip to North Dakota. He spoke last month at the North Dakota Petroleum Council annual meeting in Fargo.
Marijuana legalization. An increase in the minimum wage. Expansion of Medicaid. Come Election Day, voters in a batch of Republican-dominated states will weigh in on these and other liberal or centrist proposals that reached the ballot after bypassing state legislatures.
Pushed forward via signature-gathering campaigns, these measures offer a chance for voters to do things their GOP-run legislatures oppose. Many are considered to have a good chance of passage.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former Republican senator and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told North Dakota military veterans Tuesday that Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is a bipartisan, common sense lawmaker who will continue to look out for their interests.
"She is a straight-shooter who does not look through a political lens," said Hagel, a former two-term senator from Nebraska and twice-wounded Vietnam combat veteran. "She sure as hell deserves your consideration for a second term."
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will visit North Dakota this week to campaign for Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.
Heitkamp's campaign says he will stump for the senator Tuesday in Bismarck, New Town and Minot.
On Wednesday, Hagel will make campaign stops with Heitkamp in Grand Forks, Portland, Fargo and the senator's hometown of Mantador.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The first debate Thursday between Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Republican challenger Kevin Cramer began with and handshake and a hug and ended with some of the tensest exchanges of the evening as the candidates directly questioned each other.
In between, both made some claims worth a deeper look:
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp opened her debate Thursday against Republican challenger Kevin Cramer with a renewed apology for a newspaper ad attacking her opponent that improperly identified some survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, calling it a "grave and horrible error."
"I am praying for guidance and forgiveness," the Democrat told the nearly 200 people at Bismarck State College during her and Cramer's first debate before the Nov. 6 election.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the first debate between Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Republican challenger Kevin Cramer (all times local):
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp opened her debate Thursday against Republican challenger Kevin Cramer with a renewed apology for a newspaper ad attacking her opponent that improperly identified some survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says a staff member who helped gather names for a newspaper ad that identified some victims of sexual abuse without their permission is no longer with her campaign.
Heitkamp: Staffer out after ad that named victims
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp apologized Tuesday for misidentifying victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape who were listed in a recent North Dakota newspaper ad aimed at her opponent.
The Democrat, who is facing a tough race for re-election, said in a statement that she had recently learned that several of the women named in the ad either hadn't authorized it or are not survivors of abuse.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Heitkamp's apology for misidentifying victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape (all times local):
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she is reaching out to women she mistakenly identified in a campaign ad as victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape.
Heitkamp says she recently learned that several of the women named in the newspaper ad either hadn't authorized it or are not survivors of abuse.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp continues to hold a fundraising advantage over Rep. Kevin Cramer, her Republican challenger.
Heitkamp's campaign last week released partial figures ahead of the Federal Election Commission's Monday deadline. Heitkamp says she raised more than $3.8 million in the third quarter for her re-election bid, and has $3.2 million cash on hand.
Cramer's campaign filings show he raised $1.7 million for the quarter, and has about $1.2 million cash on hand.