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It’s Not the Tankers…It’s the NGLs Shipped With the Oil

By Ron Schalow The newly proposed DOT oil train safety rules mean NOTHING if North Dakota Bakken producers are still ALLOWED to transport explosive “natural gas liquids” (NGLs), and deadly combustible H2S, in the SAME tanker car as the crude oil. North Dakota Leaders need to take immediate responsibility for the Bakken oil train explosions, …

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Heitkamp: Water Resources Compromise Bill Authorizes Fargo Flood Protection, Blocks Army Corps from Charging for Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced an agreement has been reached between the Senate and House Conference Committee to move forward with a final Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The bipartisan compromise includes provisions Heitkamp fought to include that would authorize permanent flood protection in the Fargo-Moorhead region and block the Federal government …

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Heitkamp: State to Receive Big Boost in Federal Funding for ND Reading & AmeriCorps Programs

Senator Continues to Highlight Importance of Early Childhood Education to Helping Kids Learn & Grow WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced that North Dakota has received its first ever competitive AmeriCorps award which will provide almost $800,000 in federal support for proven AmeriCorps programs throughout the state. North Dakota Reading Corps will …

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In Heitkamp-Requested Study, NDSU Finds Significant Loss in Farm Revenue Due to Delays in Ag Shipments

 Senator Wanted Data to Highlight Need to Resolve Rail Shipment Problems WASHINGTON, D.C. – A conservative estimate of how much revenue North Dakota farmers have lost due to agriculture shipment delays over the course of the previous four months is $66 million, according to a study U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp asked North Dakota State University (NDSU) …

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Heitkamp: Raising the Minimum Wage Would Mean a Great Deal for Hard Working Families

   Cost of Living for Single Mother in ND is Nearly Triple the Current Minimum Wage WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today expressed her disappointment after the Senate failed to advance legislation to raise the minimum wage for hard working families. Currently, at $7.25 per hour, the legislation would raise the minimum wage to …

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Governor Dayton Signs Six Bills into Law

ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed six bills into law.   Chapter 186, SF 1246: This public safety bill requires a driver to stop and investigate possible personal injury or property damage following a collision. This bill passed the House 124–3 and the Senate 45-16.   Chapter 188, HF 859: This housing bill establishes …

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Following Effort to Recruit 10 Democratic Senators, Heitkamp Helps Introduce Bill to Fully Approve Keystone Pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today helped introduce legislation to fully approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.   Heitkamp played a key role in crafting the legislation and building strong support for it. Last month, she recruited 10 other Democratic Senators to join her efforts to put pressure on the President to make a …

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Rauschenberger: 2013 Annual Taxable Sales and Purchases Maintaining at Record Level

BISMARCK, N.D. – Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger today released two reports showing that the record level of taxable sales and purchases realized during 2012 has been maintained in 2013. North Dakota taxable sales and purchases in the fourth quarter 2013, which includes the months of October, November, and December, were $6.755 billion, a slight decrease …

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Heitkamp and Hoeven Announce Major DOE Energy Policy Meeting on August 8 in North Dakota

 In Addition to Senators, U.S. Energy and Transportation Secretaries to Participate, as well as top White House and Interior Officials  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) meeting in North Dakota for its nationwide review of the country’s energy strategy will take place atBismarck …

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Heitkamp Pressing to Make Sure Land Buy-Back Program Working for North Dakota Tribes

Senator Participates in Indian Affairs Hearing on Topic on Same Day Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Signs Agreement with Interior   **Audio, Video Available**   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today questioned top Administration officials about the implementation of the Land Buy-Back Program designed to help tribes consolidate their landholdings and allow for more beneficial uses of …

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Heitkamp: We Need Workable Solutions to Find Path Forward for Coal, Reduce Emissions

Through Strong Clean Coal Legislation, Senator Seeks Workable Solutions WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today issued the following statement on the Administration’s proposed new regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants. Heitkamp has called for workable solutions, and in March, she introduced legislation to help incentivize utilities companies to invest in clean coal …

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No More In Vitro Fertilization say all 3 ND IVF Doctors if Measure 1 Passes

If Measure 1 passes, all three infertility doctors in North Dakota will cease offering in vitro fertilization (IVF) services in the state. “Measure 1 would make the practice of IVF impossible in North Dakota,” said Dr. Stephanie Dahl in a press conference in Fargo Monday. “If Measure 1 is enacted, we will stop offering IVF, …

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