WILLISTON, N.D. — Behind the Washington curtains — but in not-so-secret media-leaked fashion — senior members of the Republican party are romancing Congressman Kevin Cramer into a 2018 run for Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's seat. This week, Cramer admitted he is not just flirting with that idea, but giving it serious consideration. He anticipates announcing a decision in January or February, he said Wednesday, Dec. 27, to allow people with an interest in either race to have enough lead time to make decisions themselves.
MISSOURI-YELLOWSTONE RIVER CONFLUENCE — Chairs were placed in jovial circles with fishermen hard at work on their paddlefishing gear at a camper city sprung up practically overnight at the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers near the Montana-North Dakota border. Monday, May 1 marked opening day for paddlefishing season, but as it was a mandatory catch and release day, most of the hopeful fishermen were sitting in camp, making sure all their hooks, weights and poles were prepped for today, the first catch and keep day of the season.