Senator Hoeven's Tuesday Public Events For Grand Forks, Devils Lake

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven will hold public events in North Dakota on Tuesday, Dec. 20 in Grand Forks and Devils Lake.

Tuesday, Dec. 20


Hoeven will meet with local and Air Force officials at the Grand Forks Air Force Base to plan for the future of the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in the region. Following the meeting, Hoeven will hold a news conference to discuss recently passed legislation that supports UAS growth. To be admitted on base, media must RSVP to the 319th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office at PA@grandforks.af.mil or (701) 747-5023 by 4:30 p.m. today, Monday Dec. 19.  Media should meet at the east gate at 8:30 a.m. with picture id, preferably a driver’s license, to be escorted on base.


8:30 a.m. Media meets at the ­­­­east gate to be escorted on base.

9:30 a.m. Unmanned Aerial Systems News Conference           

            Grand Forks Air Force Base
            14 miles west of Grand Forks on Highway 2

Hanger 649
            Grand Forks

On Tuesday afternoon, Hoeven will speak at a holiday luncheon for employees and students at the Cankdeska Cikana Community College. Following the senator’s remarks, there will be a short tour of new facilities at the college.


12:45 p.m. Cankdeska Cikana Community College Holiday Greeting and Tour

            Cankdeska Cikana Community College
                        214 First Avenue
                        Fort Totten   


Hoeven will then be joined by local, tribal and airport officials for a tour of area roads and infrastructure affected by flooding. Media are encouraged to follow in their own vehicles. There will be two potential stops for media availabilities.


1:15 p.m. Devils Lake Roads and Infrastructure Tour
Begins: Cankdeska Cikana Community College (214 First Avenue, Fort Totten)
                        Tour Ends: Devils Lake Regional Airport (106 National Guard Street NW, Devils Lake)                     

Following the tour, Hoeven and local officials will hold a news conference to highlight important transportation funding and projects that will benefit the community.

2:00 p.m. Devils Lake Roads and Infrastructure News Conference
Devils Lake Regional Airport Terminal
                        106 National Guard Street NW
                        Devils Lake