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Report: Countrywide Won Influence With Discounts

July 5, 2012 in WDAZ

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.
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Gov. to ask Obama for housing help

April 3, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

NEW TOWN Gov. Jack Dalrymple plans to write a letter to President Barack Obama to ask for help addressing the housing needs on North Dakota reservations. Continue Reading

Michael Jackson’s family calls for stiff sentence for Dr. Murray

November 29, 2011 in West Central Tribune

LOS ANGELES (AP) A lawyer for Michael Jackson’s family has told a judge sentencing the doctor who caused the singer’s death that the family is not seeking revenge but wants a stiff sentence that serves as a warning to opportunistic doctors.
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Former ND Senate Candidate Wants Conrad to Run

August 23, 2011 in WDAZ

Former U.S. Senate candidate Tracy Potter is appealing to incumbent North Dakota Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad to rethink his retirement plans and run for re-election. Continue Reading

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Cutting the Ribbon on New, State-of-the-art GFK Terminal

August 10, 2011 in WDAZ

The new terminal at the Grand Forks Airport opened Wednesday for a private ceremony with local and state leaders. Continue Reading

$earching for the $olution

July 2, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

North Dakota’s congressional delegation like the rest of Congress is at odds over the best way to fix the federal deficit crisis

GRAND FORKS North Dakota’s congressional delegation agrees the country needs a comprehensive plan to slash deficits and get a grip on the national debt to stave off the looming fiscal crisis.
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UND honors Pomeroy with doctorate

May 14, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The University of North Dakota’s 123rd annual spring commencement ceremony Saturday gave the university a chance to honor the achievements of nearly 1,000 graduating students while also recognizing its notable alumni, including former Rep. Earl Pomeroy and former student body president Adam Baker. Continue Reading

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2012 election map precarious for Senate Democrats, particularly after Dakota

January 20, 2011 in INFORUM

WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., is retiring and his party has a big problem in 2012 and beyond. Continue Reading

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Conrad Getting Out of the Game

January 19, 2011 in WDAZ

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. Continue Reading

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Forum editorial: Conrad still has work to do

January 18, 2011 in INFORUM

The announcement Tuesday by Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., that he will not seek re-election can be characterized as a political bombshell. Continue Reading