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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 — 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 — Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., downplayed President Donald Trump's latest remarks on violence in Charlottesville, Va., calling them "fine"—though he said the president had gone "strategically wrong" in offering his opinion on the removal of statues celebrating the Confederacy.
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 — 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.
THOMPSON, N.D. - A Thompson-area resident is dead after being struck by a train early Monday morning near the intersection of Fourth Avenue Northeast and 13th St. -- about halfway between Thompson and Reynolds, N.D. Lt. Gary Grove of the Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office said the incident was reported by officials with BNSF shortly before 7 a.m. Monday. The circumstances surrounding the death of the victim, a 44-year-old man, are still under investigation. Officials with BNSF were not immediately able to comment.
SHERBURNE COUNTY, Minn. - Minnesota State Patrol have announced the details of a one-vehicle rollover crash in Sherburne County that sent two senior citizens to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. According to patrol records, Daniel Schyma, 75, was driving a Toyota Avalon with Doris Schyma, 74, riding with him as they traveled south on Highway 25 through Clear Lake Township. At the intersection with Highway 10, Schyma missed the stop sign in the fog.
Three drug offenders with North Dakota ties had their sentences commuted or pardoned by President Barack Obama on Tuesday in his latest round of such measures that have largely been taken for nonviolent drug offenders. Alberto Chahia, was sentenced in federal court in Fargo to life in prison in 2007 on drug charges related to both possessing and intending to distribute controlled substances. Adan Nieves Martinez was sentenced earlier that year in Fargo on similar charges to 20 years in prison.