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Sen. Cramer Reacts to WOTUS  

WOTUS Definition Published in the Federal Register  BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, R-ND, member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publishing a new definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) in…
January 18, 2023

US wins Group B in world junior hockey 

Defeats Finland 6-2  MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — Minnesota freshman Jimmy Snuggerud had a goal and three assists and the United States beat Finland 6-2 on Saturday to win Group B in the world junior hockey championship.  The Americans will face Germany — the fourth-place team in Group A —…
January 1, 2023

S&P 500 closes out dismal year  

Worst loss since 2008  By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writers  Wall Street capped a quiet day of trading with more losses Friday, as it closed the book on the worst year for the S&P 500 since 2008.  The benchmark index finished with a loss of 19.4%…
December 31, 2022

Stranded Travelers opt for Amtrak 

Minot-bound flights cancelled by snowstorm  MINNEAPOLIS – Cancelled. Cancelled again. And again. And again.  That was the message Minot-bound passengers received repeatedly while waiting at Gate C24 at the Minneapolis airport. The Delta Airlines flights from Minneapolis to Minot were cancelled repeatedly during the recent spell of icy, snowy, windy…
December 17, 2022

EPA seeks to mandate more use of ethanol and other biofuels 

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed increasing the amount of ethanol and other biofuels that must be blended into the nation's fuel supplies over the next three years, a move welcomed by renewable fuel and farm groups but condemned by environmentalists…
December 2, 2022

Sen. Cramer on Possible Rail Strike 

ND Republican’s clear message  “Congress’s role is not to help negotiate a rail settlement, it’s to approve one. You don’t need 535 arbiters negotiating the details of a labor agreement. At the end of the day, averting a shutdown of service and a full-blown economic crisis is critical. As important…
November 30, 2022

South Dakota Gov. Noem bans TikTok  

No access allowed from state-owned devices  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday issued an executive order banning state employees and contractors from accessing the video platform TikTok on state-owned devices, citing its ties to China.  TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a company headquartered in…
November 29, 2022

Sen. Cramer Sounds Off on Biden’s Energy Policy 

Views on Possible Senate Majority  News release: BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, R-ND, member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, joined Larry Kudlow on Fox Business to discuss President Joe Biden’s recent calls for a windfall tax on energy companies. He also discussed a strategy to increase…
November 3, 2022

One Million Highly Contagious Chickens 

Bird Flu Infects Iowa Egg Farm   By DAVID PITT Associated Press  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa agriculture officials said Monday that another commercial egg farm in the state has been infected with bird flu, the first commercial farm case identified since April, when a turkey farm was infected. …
November 1, 2022

Hoeven Reviews Southern Border Mission 

Visits with North Dakota National Guard Members  EL PASO, TX – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, traveled to the southern border this week to review the North Dakota National Guard (NDNG) 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment’s mission providing aviation support along the nation’s…
October 25, 2022
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