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WILLISTON, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and western North Dakota officials asked the head of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday for help as the state copes with a lack of affordable housing brought on by the oil boom.
The Obama administration unveiled new regulations on June 2 to restrict the amount of carbon dioxide produced by existing power plants. While we agree that America needs to balance energy needs with environmental concerns, the timing of this effort could hardly be worse for the struggling U.…
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp discussed emergency response plans with local officials in North Dakota's oil patch in the wake of a Memorial Day tornado that struck Watford City.
WASHINGTON — The explosive derailment of an oil train near Casselton last month has North Dakota's senators pushing harder than ever for expanded oil pipelines.
A Bakken-state fracas has erupted over whether FBI agents stationed in Montana should be moved to North Dakota.
Members of North Dakota's congressional delegation said Thursday they believe federal officials are moving quickly to address issues surrounding a tanker derailment and fiery explosion outside of Casselton, N.D.
FARGO, N.D. — The 911 dispatch recordings from the fiery Dec. 30 train derailment west of Casselton show initial confusion about whether the burning cargo on board was crude oil or ethanol.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Republican Sen. John Hoeven and Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp have asked the FBI to place agents in Williston, N.D, to help address increased crime in western North Dakota.
The Bakken oil boom has created a crime wave.
Jails in the Bakken area are overbooked and law enforcement is maxed out as drug-related crime surges in Montana and North Dakota oil patch communities.
Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., center, and Heidi Heitkamp D-N.D., host a meeting with drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske in Glendive in July.
Officials recite the Pledge of Allegiance as senators Jon Tester and Heidi Heitkamp host a meeting with federal drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske in Glendive on Friday. There was standing-room only in the Carney Conference Room at the Glendive Medical Center.
FARGO, N.D. — Law enforcement officials say the planned trip to the oil patch by the nation's drug czar should highlight the challenges that have come with the increased population in western North Dakota and eastern Montana.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The U.S. Senate passed an amendment Wednesday blocking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from charging fees to access water in upper Missouri River reservoirs.
CHEYENNE — A bipartisan group of western lawmakers is pushing legislation in Washington to restore cuts of $110 million in federal mineral royalty payments to 35 states.
BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota Army National Guardsman killed in Afghanistan told his mother when he was 7 years old that he wanted to be a soldier and serve his country.
MANNING, N.D. - Shirley Meyer grew up on a ranch north of Dickinson, N.D., and has represented her rural district in the state House for a decade. But when she knocks on doors in her re-election campaign, she sometimes feels like a stranger in her own home.
WASHINGTON -- Here's where we have arrived as a country: We are so polarized that even compromise has become a partisan issue.