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Father of DUI victim asks senator to resign

July 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS A man who became an advocate for tougher drunk driving laws in North Dakota after losing family members to a drunk driver is asking Sen. Joe Miller, R-Park River, to step down after Miller pleaded guilty to alcohol-related driving charges. Continue Reading

Former Sen. Dorgan stays busy, writes thrillers

June 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS In “Gridlock,” a political thriller due out in July, one of the novel’s main characters a genius scientist with the dark good looks of actress Lara Flynn Boyle drives out to the western North Dakota ranch of a friend, Ashley Borden, “brash” reporter for the Bismarck Tribune. Continue Reading

Local issues find way into Senate

May 8, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Sen. Weber talks ice storm cleanup, biotech center, gay marriageWORTHINGTON Sen. Bill Weber will help push for state aid to cities affected by the April ice storm. Continue Reading

Manufacturing is hot career choice, notes Klobuchar

February 26, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

It was hard to tell who was more excited Friday: Douglas Machine leaders who escorted U.S. Senator Amy Kloubchar through the company’s facilities or Klobuchar, who was impressed with what she learned. Continue Reading

Sen. Heitkamp visits Head Start

January 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Head Start/Early Head Start director Sharon Hanson, left, discusses some of the issues her program has with the influx of people coming to the area due to the oil boom with U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., on Wednesday. Continue Reading

From ‘cleanup girl’ to senator: Heitkamp talks of working class roots, large family

December 15, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS There is pride in Heidi Heitkamp’s eyes and voice as she talks about working construction as a teenager and tough summer jobs while a University of North Dakota student in the 1970s. Continue Reading

ND senator proposes fracking legislation

September 18, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven announced Tuesday he will introduce this week new hydraulic fracturing legislation that would give states more power to regulate energy development. Continue Reading

Lyle Koenen sworn in as District 20 senator

April 18, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Lyle Koenen took the oath to become a Minnesota state senator Wednesday, taking the seat vacated with the death of veteran lawmaker Gary Kubly. Continue Reading

Longtime Minnesota GOP senator retiring, cites frustration with partisanship

April 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL A senior Republican state senator says she’ll leave the Minnesota Legislature after this term, citing frustration with deepened partisan divides at the Capitol.
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Funeral of Senator Gary Kubly

March 7, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The funeral of Senator Gary Kubly takes place at the Granite Falls Lutheran Church in Granite Falls, Minn, on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Continue Reading