Politics 2010: The race for Dorgan's seat begin NOW

Politics 2010: The race for Dorgan's seat begin NOW

Little has changed in the likely November scenario in the race to succeed North Dakota's Byron Dorgan in the U.S. Senate.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Govs call for Red River flood control

FARGO, N.D., April 3 (UPI) -- The governors of Minnesota and North Dakota Friday called for long-term flood control for the Red River as forecasters predicted a new record crest this month.

Obama monitors as agencies aid flood areas

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has been monitoring the flooding situation along the Red River in North Dakota and Minnesota, the White House said Friday.

N.D. Gov. Hoeven re-elected

FARGO, N.D., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Republican North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven cruised to a third term Tuesday by a wide margin over Democratic State Sen. Tim Mathern.

No gas, no heat for N. Dakota residents

MANDAN, N.D., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Thousands of residents in frigid south-central North Dakota who lost natural gas services in a weekend leak may not to see a return of services until Tuesday.

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Magazine spread angers North Dakotans

BISMARCK, N.D., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A National Geographic article featuring photographs of abandoned farm houses and rusting cars has infuriated many North Dakotans, especially the governor.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Judge loses position over hocus-pocus ... Thousands of workers cleaning up Beijing ... N.D. flies away with snow angel record ... Death, police defied by energetic dog ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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N.D. flies away with snow angel record

BISMARCK, N.D., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- This weekend in Bismarck, N.D., nearly 9,000 people gathered to help break the world record for the most individuals simultaneously making snow angels.

States shore up failing Medicare drug plan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Snags in the new U.S. Medicare drug plan that launched last week prompted at least four states to make emergency interventions.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Drunken Santas rampage in New Zealand... Governors season's greetings vary... Latest 'Xtreme' makeover: bad Web site... 'Post-nup' contracts on the rise in U.S.... The world as we know it from UPI.
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Greetings terminology varies

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- State governors, regardless of their party affiliation, are not using the same terminology in their holiday greetings cards this year.

Power outages linger after Plains blizzard

PIERRE, S.D., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- South Dakota authorities went door-to-door in about 65 communities still without electricity five days after an ice storm and blizzard hit the U.S. Plains. Gov. Mike Rounds urged residents stranded in cold homes to consider moving to shelters with generat

Ohio governor least popular in the country

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Ohio Gov. Bob Taft received the worst approval rating -- 19 percent -- in the first-ever national poll covering the chief executives of all 50 U.S. states.

Hoeven trip causes Senate speculation

FARGO, N.D., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A scheduled Thursday meeting between President George W. Bush and North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven has the state speculating about Hoven's plans.

Ex-Bush officials win two governors' races

DALLAS, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Two former Bush administration officials were victorious Tuesday in their races for governorships but three other races were still too close to call. Republican Mitch Daniels was elected governor of Indiana and Jon Huntsman, Jr., was elected in Utah.

N.Dakota gov announces for 2nd term

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven kicked off his bid for a second term Wednesday in a four-city tour across the state.

Bush promises to work with governors

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush on Monday met with the nation's governors, promising that his fiscal 2004 budget proposal would help boost states' economies as they face widening deficits amid falling revenues.
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Correspondent

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Western governors seek firefighting funds

DENVER, April 22 (UPI) -- Facing a severe drought and a potentially devastating wildfire season, 16 western governors Monday urged Congress to fully fund a comprehensive plan that includ

Derailment releases ammonia, one dead

MINOT, N.D., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- About 20 cars of a freight train derailed west of Minot, N.D., Friday and an overturned car released a toxic cloud of anhydrous ammonia that hugged the ground i

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