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Hoeven: Keystone backers will find way to approve pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. — Republican U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says a failed attempt to override the president’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline will not deter him from pushing to get the project approved. The Senate voted 62-37 Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the bill. Proponents needed a two-thirds majority. Hoeven, the chief sponsor, says pipeline supporters didn’t ...

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North Dakota senator to push again for clean coal legislation

WILLISTON, N.D. – Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota will re-introduce legislation on Thursday designed to encourage the development of clean coal technologies that could keep the fuel a key source of American power generation. The bill, which is likely to be popular in the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate but face opposition from the White House, would offer financial incentives for ...

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ND congressional delegation: Keystone veto is disappointing

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s congressional delegation is criticizing President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Chief sponsor Republican Sen. John Hoeven says the veto is not surprising but is unfortunate because it contradicts the “will of the American people.” The pipeline proposed by TransCanada Corp. would transport Canadian oil through ...

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Senate bill introduced to expedite pipeline permitting

On Monday U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp introduced bipartisan legislation to reduce flaring and improve the capture process for natural gas across North Dakota and other states by reducing federal pipeline permitting delays. Heitkamp introduced the bill with Republican Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming. The proposed bill would require the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to respond in a timely manner ...

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Minnesota, North Dakota lawmakers renew sex trafficking bill

WASHINGTON — Two Democratic U.S. senators from Minnesota and North Dakota are reintroducing bipartisan legislation in an effort to crack down on sex trafficking across the county. The Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act is modeled after Minnesota’s “Safe Harbor” law, which protects sex trafficking victims from being prosecuted as defendants. Senators Amy Klobuchar (KLOH’-buh-shar) of Minnesota and Heidi Heitkamp (HYT’-kamp) ...

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Dakotas lawmakers: barrier to Keystone XL pipeline removed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Members of Congress from the Dakotas say President Barack Obama has lost a reason to veto a measure authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline after Nebraska’s Supreme Court tossed a lawsuit challenging a proposed pipeline route. The decision upholds a 2012 law that allowed the governor to empower Canada-based TransCanada to force eastern Nebraska landowners to sell ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

State must keep its word now Minot Daily News, Minot, Jan. 7, 2015 For the last decade, oil revenue has put North Dakota in a very special state across the nation. While most states have been struggling to balance budgets, North Dakota has seen spending jump by leaps and bounds. A million here, a million there and no one blinked ...

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ND officials eager to expand trade with Cuba


BISMARCK, N.D.— Officials from North Dakota are applauding the Obama administration’s move to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba. North Dakota has long viewed the communist island nation as a market for crops such as dry peas, lentils and potatoes, which are grown in abundance in the state and are big parts of the Cuban diet. Some North Dakota commodities have ...

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In changed Washington, Heitkamp has important role

WASHINGTON — To explain Republicans’ midterm election sweep, North Dakota’s Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp reaches out her hands to grab an imaginary steering wheel. Voters didn’t like the way Congress was moving, she said, turning the wheel one way. So, they voted for “a big change,” she said, veering her imaginary car in a different direction. “It was a wave ...

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