In his fifth State of the Union address last night President Barack Obama said 2014 will be a year of action, even if he has to do tackle the issues himself.
President Obama defended his healthcare law during the speech saying the "American people aren't interested in re-fighting old battles, let's not have another 40-something votes to repeal a law that's already helping millions of Americans."
But Senator John Hoeven says the law is not the right kind of healthcare reform.
"That's healthcare reform that empowers people to pick their own healthcare providers and their own insurance, not a large government run approach. And that's what the republicans are saying over and over again. It's also a factor in terms of getting our economy going and get small businesses to the point where they have confidence to invest," says Hoeven.
Senator Heidi Heitkamp said she agreed with the president on issues dealing with the long term unemployment rate, improving education and raising the federal minimum wage.
"There's been a lot of talk here, about him acting outside of the constitution, and I think that's wrong. I think he should always act within the constitution. I think he knows those boundaries pretty well, hopefully, he'll understand that there's things he can't do and things that he can do. And if he can help veterans without waiting for a bill to pass, I say do it," says Heitkamp.
She said she was less impressed with his talk about energy.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:57:59 GMT
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:54:06 GMT
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:50:18 GMT
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:48:30 GMT
Chair-lifts were packed and tube runs were full, as hundreds of families enjoyed a day at the Bottineau Winter Park. But Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening
Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening of Annie's House, a new ski-lodge and adaptive center.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them. Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday. As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.