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Dalrymple Announces 2014-2015 Governor's Band and Chorus

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today announced that the Stanley High School Band and Bismarck Century High School Chorale have been selected to serve as the 2014-2015 Governor’s Official State Band and Chorus.

Dalrymple, Officials Celebrate Completion of New Town Truck Reliever Route

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Grant Levi and other state, tribal and local officials to celebrate the completion of the New Town Truck Reliever Route, a project that will reduce truck traffic through the community and enhance roadway safety in the region.

Dalrymple Submits State's Comments on "Waters of the U.S."

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack Dalrymple and other state officials today submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to withdraw their proposed “Waters of the United States” rule. 

The proposed rule includes new and broad definitions of what constitutes “waters of the United States” and would significantly expand federal authority to regulate small wetlands, creeks and ditches under the Clean Water Act.

Dalrymple Presses BNSF on Train Derailments

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack Dalrymple spoke early today with BNSF Railway Chairman and CEO Matt Rose, urging the state’s largest rail carrier to perform an exhaustive inspection of the track system in the Casselton area.  The governor’s urging follows Thursday’s train derailment outside of Casselton, the second derailment in the area within the last year.

Dalrymple Encourages North Dakotans to Honor Veterans and Service Members on Veterans Day

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple is encouraging North Dakotans to observe Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, by honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans and those currently serving at home and abroad through ceremonies and patriotic activities, and by displaying the American and North Dakota flags.

Governor, First Lady Celebrate Grand Opening of the North Dakota Heritage Center

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack and First Lady Betsy Dalrymple today joined former governors and first ladies, state and local officials, and fellow North Dakotans to officially dedicate the new North Dakota Heritage Center and open the center’s final two galleries to the public. Today’s grand opening coincides with the state’s 125th anniversary of statehood.

On November 2, 1889, North Dakota was admitted to the Union when President Benjamin Harrison signed the Proclamation of Admission. South Dakota was also admitted on that day.

Land Board Awards $5 Million in Latest Grant Round to Western Schools, Airports

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) today awarded about $5 million in energy impact grants to K-12 schools and airports in North Dakota’s oil-production region. During today’s grant round, the Land Board awarded about $2 million to K-12 schools and another $3 million to airports in western North Dakota to help the region address the impacts of rapid growth.

Governors Dalrymple, Daugaard Stake Friendly Wager on Dakota Marker Game

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard have staked a friendly wager on the outcome of this weekend’s Dakota Marker football game between North Dakota State University and South Dakota State University.

Dalrymple, Officials Celebrate Completion of Western North Dakota Bypass, Four-Lane Projects

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Grant Levi and other state and local officials to celebrate the completion of three highway bypass projects in Watford City and Alexander, and the second phase of the US 85 four-lane project between Watford City and Williston.

North Dakota Launches 21st Century Learning Tools for K-12 Students, Educators

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined representatives from EduTech, the North Dakota Information Technology Department (ITD) and Microsoft Corp. to launch Microsoft Office 365, a standard productivity tool for K-12 students and educators to enhance learning and better prepare students for higher education and careers. The initiative will provide all North Dakota K-12 students and school personnel with access to Office 365 at no cost to school districts.

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