Latest John Hoeven News

Nathan Davis named director of Indian Affairs Commission

Jun. 04, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday named a Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tribal leader as director of the state Indian Affairs Commission, saying his leadership experience and “bridge-building skills” will be valuable in the position. ...

Longtime North Dakota Game and Fish director stepping down

May. 17, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The director of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department is retiring after more than 15 years at the helm, Gov. Doug Burgum announced Monday Terry Steinwand took over leadership of the agency when he was appointed by then-Gov. John Hoeven in 2006....

Man pleads guilty to damaging senator's entry over COVID aid

Apr. 19, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man who used an ax to smash windows at the entrance of Republican North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven’s office in downtown Fargo over frustrations about a coronavirus bill pleaded guilty Monday in federal court. Thomas Starks, 30, of Lisbon, located 75...

Contract awarded for part of Red River diversion project

Apr. 09, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a nearly $67 million contract to a West Fargo-based company to raise a portion of Interstate 29 as part of the Red River diversion project. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven called the project a major milestone...

State House funds rail, kills funds aimed at Hoeven's bank

Apr. 07, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota House agreed Wednesday to fund a rail spur to help a troubled shipping center in Minot, but balked at giving more than $8 million in taxpayer money to bail out a trio of banks — including one owned by Republican U.S. Sen. John Hoeven -- that obtained...

State to get $14.6 million for COVID-19 vaccination efforts

Apr. 07, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota will receive more than $14.6 million in federal aid to expand access to coronavirus vaccine, particularly among minorities. The funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is part of $3 billion being distributed...

Budget writers derail plan seen as bailout for Hoeven's bank

Apr. 01, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Budget writers in the Republican-controlled North Dakota House want to derail legislation to save a troubled shipping facility, after criticism that the move was a bailout for banks, including one owned by GOP U.S. Sen. John Hoeven. Five Minot-area...

North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission leader stepping down

Mar. 22, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The head of North Dakota's Indian Affairs Commission is stepping down, Gov. Doug Burgum announced Monday. Scott Davis has been executive director of the commission since 2009, when he was appointed by then-Gov. John Hoeven. Davis plans to join...

N. Dakota House cools to bill seen as helping Hoeven's bank

Mar. 19, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican North Dakota House leaders on Friday signaled a reluctance to fully support a proposal to would funnel $10 million to a troubled intermodal rail facility — a move that is increasingly is being viewed and criticized as a bailout for some banks, including...