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Gary Emineth, the former North Dakota GOP chairman now pursuing a U.S. Senate seat, in the past shared a variety of charged comments on social media, according to a Thursday report from CNN.
Almost 54 years have passed since John F. Kennedy was slain in Dallas, and Clint Hill—a North Dakota native and member of the president's Secret Service detail—can still clearly remember every detail. It was Hill who leapt onto the back of Kennedy's automobile after shots echoed into Dealey Plaza, urging the driver to get the president to the hospital. It was Hill who coaxed a distraught Jackie Kennedy into letting go of her husband's body.
GRAND FORKS — A NASA-owned Global Hawk drone could fly research missions to the Arctic out of Grand Forks Air Force Base as soon as next year—provided the right final details fall into place. Philip Kenul helps oversee the unmanned aircraft systems program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He said a push has been underway for more than a year to bring at least one Global Hawk aircraft to Grand Forks, and at this point, there are dwindling obstacles to making the mission happen.
GRAND FORKS — Mounting tensions with North Korea, a rupture with a top Republican senator and warnings of World War III have left North Dakota and Minnesota politicians divided on President Donald Trump's leadership. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told the New York Times on Sunday, Oct. 8, he's worried President Donald Trump's style is risking "World War III," and that he behaves "like he's doing 'The Apprentice' or something." The Times, paraphrasing Corker, said the senator believes "nearly every" Republican senator feels as he does.
GRAND FORKS — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., stopped in Grand Forks on Friday afternoon, Sept. 22, to talk tax reform—expected to shoot to the top of Congress' agenda as soon as the health care debate and storm relief discussions have passed.
GRAND FORKS — Months after U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., sent three broadcast news giants a questionnaire on media bias, he's heard nothing back—and he said that, for now, he's moving on. "I've had a response in that I haven't heard back from any of the network executives," he said recently, blasting the "unconscionable" decision of executives at NBCUniversal, CBS Corp. and ABC Television Group to ignore his March 31 letter. "I consider their arrogance or indifference to be a message, and I take it as much. No response is a response to me."
North Dakota Democrats are continuing to call for national, bipartisan health care changes, which seemed highly unlikely weeks ago as efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, churned ahead.
GRAND FORKS — The Alerus Center's new general manager has been on the job for two weeks, and she's as busy as ever. Anna Rosburg is fresh off a move from Casper, Wyo., arriving in Grand Forks to help lead the management change at the city-owned events center. Though it's been run directly by the city for years, local leaders finalized a contract last month to hand over management to Spectra, a Philadelphia-based company they hope will boost its profile and bottom line.
GRAND FORKS — In the weeks after those fateful days in April 1997, when Grand Forks was in ruins, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., held an important meeting in his Washington, D.C., office.
Both of Minnesota’s senators signed their names to a letter filled with questions for United Airlines after a passenger was dragged off one of its flights on Sunday. The letter, sent Tuesday, April 11, is signed by 21 Democratic senators, including Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and says they are “deeply concerned” about the incident.