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Sen. Cramer Statement on WOTUS Sackett v. EPA Decision

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer R-ND, member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett v. EPA. The ruling, in favor of the plaintiff, narrows the scope of federal regulation over Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act.  “Today’s Supreme Court decision finally […]
by Kim Fundingsland
May 25, 2023

MAFB Included as Air Force Expands Cancer Review 

By TARA COPP Associated Press  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force’s review of cancers among its nuclear missile corps will include all personnel who worked on, guarded, supported or operated the nation’s ground-based warheads, Air Force Global Strike Command announced Wednesday.  Nine officers who had worked as missileers — the airmen who launch the warheads […]
by AP - The Dakotan
February 22, 2023

Air Force Opposes Fufeng Land Purchase 

Grand Forks Sale Poses ‘Significant Threat to National Security’   WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven issued the following statement after receiving a letter from the U.S. Air Force asserting its official position on the Fufeng project in Grand Forks. Last year, Fufeng Group, a Chinese food manufacturer, purchased 370 acres of land […]
by The Dakotan
January 31, 2023

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 the Federal Register. The Final […]
by The Dakotan
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 — in the quarterfinals Monday. The […]
by AP - The Dakotan
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% for 2022, or 18.1%, including […]
by AP - The Dakotan
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 weather conditions that seemed would […]
by Kim Fundingsland
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 and oil industry groups.  “This […]
by AP - The Dakotan
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 as rail workers and as […]
by The Dakotan
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 Beijing, and has been targeted […]
by AP - The Dakotan
November 29, 2022

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