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Working-class roots, large family shaped a future senator

December 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

At a recent gathering in Grand Forks, Senator-elect Heidi Heitkamp talked about the large family she grew up in, the tough physical jobs she held as a young woman and her husband, a quiet family doctor she calls her ‘biggest asset.’ Continue Reading

Heitkamp announces Senate committees

December 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. Senator-elect Heidi Heitkamp has been appointed to the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Committee on Indian Affairs, she announced Wednesday. Continue Reading

VIDEO: Berg says good-bye as term nears end

November 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In farewell remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today, Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., urged his colleagues to set aside partisan politics while addressing fiscal challenges facing the country. Continue Reading

Ashley Judd doesn’t rule out run for US Senate

November 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Actress Ashley Judd isn’t ruling out a run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. She said in a statement Friday that she’s honored to be mentioned as a potential candidate, but she sidestepped the question of whether she would get into the race. Continue Reading

Heitkamp thanks supporters today in Grand Forks

November 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two days after her election to the U.S. Senate, Heidi Heitkamp said she was not certain she would be greeting happy supporters at a Grand Forks victory party today, but she gave them all the credit. Continue Reading

Democrat Heitkamp wins Senate race in North Dakota

November 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Democrat Heidi Heitkamp averted a Republican sweep in North Dakota’s top races with a narrow defeat of Republican Rep. Rick Berg in the U.S. Senate race. Continue Reading

Heitkamp, Berg race for US Senate too close to call

November 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK With 26 precincts still left to report results, former North Dakota attorney general Heidi Heitkamp held a razor-thin lead over U.S. Rep. Rick Berg for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, with the winner potentially determining the balance of power in the Senate. Continue Reading

Budget views separate Minnesota’s Senate candidates

October 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As Minnesota’s two major U.S. Senate candidates offer different starting points for the federal budget, they spell out some of their major differences. Continue Reading

Candidates for 3 ND offices clash on taxes, oil

September 5, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota’s candidates for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House and governor argued about Social Security, taxes and the management of the state’s oil boom Wednesday as they met in their first series of debates. Continue Reading

National GOP directing $3 million to North Dakota Senate ads

August 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In part because of the flap over a Missouri Senate candidate’s comments about “legitimate rape,” national Republicans are directing more money to North Dakota bringing millions of dollars more in TV commercials to the state’s close Senate race. Continue Reading