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Best use of graphs: Chris Coonss remembrance of Kent Conrad... Posted on 12/29/12 at 8:46 AM
SIOUX FOOTBALL INSIDER The Preferred Walk-On's of 2012 (PWOs)
We have compiled a list of the preferred walk-ons that will be joining the UND Football program at the beginning of fall camp, come August. We think it goes without saying that the UND staff did a goo... Posted on 2/1/12 at 2:17 PM
After a hard-fought eight year battle to pass the Frontier Amendment in 2010 many are already pushing for it to be repealed. But Senator Kent Conrad says that would have negative effects on health care in North Dakota.
Conrad among those who received loan discounts
The former Countrywide Financial Corp., whose subprime loans helped start the nation's foreclosure crisis, made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with members of Congress, congressional staff, top government officials and executives of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, according to a House report.
Senators John Hoeven, Kent Conrad and Congressman Rick Berg Friday called on U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FEMA administrator Craig Fugate to reconsider the agency's denial of Individual Assistance program service to residents of North Dakota affected by flooding this spring.
Besides getting the debt and deficit down, Conrad's priorities for the next two years include reducing the nation's dependence on foreign energy, permanent flood control in the Red River Valley, Devils Lake flooding and writing a new farm bill.
The North Dakota congressional delegation announced Friday in a joint statement that the Federal Highway Administration will be releasing $5.9 million in funds to help protect the Spirit Lake Nation from Devils Lake flooding this spring.
On the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River loom two trophies won by North Dakota's congressional muscle — a four-lane bridge honoring the nation's veterans and a gleaming college energy center with a glassy facade and a panoramic view of the water.
Sen. Kent Conrad announced Tuesday he won't seek re-election next year, becoming the last of North Dakota's three long-serving Democrats in Congress to bid farewell to the Capitol and busting the 2012 Senate race wide open.
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