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Oil patch worker challenging U.S. Sen Hoeven in June primary

Apr. 26, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota oil patch worker is challenging U.S. Sen. John Hoeven in the Republican primary. Riley Kuntz, who earlier this month filed the paperwork to run for Senate, said on his Facebook campaign page that he supports limited government, protecting life...

Change in GOP convention process possible after infighting

Apr. 06, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republicans held their best-attended convention ever over the weekend, and one that featured a rare public display of infighting among delegates. The vitriol between rank-and-file Republicans and the far-right faction of the GOP could spur changes to future...

Hoeven: North Dakotan jailed in Ukraine moved out of Kyiv

Apr. 06, 2022 09:33 AM EDT

A North Dakota farmer jailed in Ukraine has been moved to a new facility away from the capital city of Kyiv, Sen. John Hoeven said. Hoeven told KX News that Kurt Groszhans was moved to Lviv. Groszhans, of Ashley, has been jailed since November on charges that he plotted to...

Hoeven wins GOP endorsement for 3rd US Senate term

Apr. 02, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota U.S. Sen. John Hoeven won the endorsement Saturday of Republican convention delegates for a third term, besting a challenge from GOP state Rep. Rick Becker, who leads a growing ultraconservative wing of the party. It took just one ballot for...

State GOP party won't consider change to endorsement process

Mar. 31, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The state Republican Party said Thursday it will not consider a move by a “rogue ad hoc group” to change the endorsement process at the party’s convention this weekend. In a letter sent to delegates Thursday, state GOP Chairman Perrie Schafer said the...

Hoeven faces far-right challenge at state GOP convention

Mar. 30, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — John Hoeven has spent more than two decades handily winning the support of delegates to the state's Republican Party convention, first as governor and later as a U.S. senator. This year, though, may be different. Hoeven faces a challenge from state Rep. Rick...

Democrats fail to tap candidates for 2 statewide offices

Mar. 26, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Democrats at their convention on Saturday finished endorsements for several statewide candidates but the party failed to recruit contenders for secretary of state and tax commissioner. Democrats at the convention in Minot endorsed University of...

North Dakota Dems back candidates for statewide offices

Mar. 25, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Democratic Party endorsed two candidates for statewide offices on Friday, but tabled nominations for six other seats currently held by Republicans. Participants at the convention in Minot voted to back Bismarck attorney Fintan Dooley for state...

After devastating drought, North Dakota farmers need a win

Mar. 14, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Last year, North Dakota suffered one of the worst droughts the state has ever seen. One bad year can be devastating for farmers and ranchers, who operate on a year-to-year basis. Now, coming off drought conditions not seen since the dustbowl and facing...

Today in History

Mar. 13, 2022 00:16 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2022. There are 293 days left in the year. Daylight saving time returns Sunday at 2 a.m. local time. Today’s Highlight in History: In 1925, the Tennessee General Assembly approved a bill...