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Land Board Awards More Than $12 Million in Energy Impact Grants

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) today awarded more than $12 million in Energy Impact Grants for political subdivisions impacted by rapid development in the state’s oil and gas counties. More than 130 grants totaling $12,360,242 were awarded from the Oil and Gas Impact Grant fund to political subdivisions, including cities, counties, townships and park districts.

Dalrymple Appoints Brett Johnson to State Board of Higher Education

BISMARCK, ND. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today appointed Brett Johnson, a junior at the University of North Dakota (UND), to serve as the student representative on the State Board of Higher Education. The one-year appointment is effective July 1. Johnson will replace Christopher McEwen, whose term expires June 30.

Dalrymple Signs Bill for Enhanced Pipeline Safety

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today signed into law House Bill 1358, legislation that will strengthen the state’s regulatory oversight of gathering pipelines for produced water and crude oil.  The bill includes enhancements for the prevention and detection of pipeline leaks and expands the state’s remediation and restoration program for land and water resources impacted by oil and gas development.

First Lady Attends Joe Foss Institute "Stars in Service" Gala

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – First Lady Betsy Dalrymple joined Lifetime Achievement Honoree Jay Leno today at the Joe Foss Institute’s annual “Stars in Service” gala in Scottsdale, AZ, to celebrate the passage of Arizona’s “first in the nation” Civics Education legislation.

Dalrymple Signs Bill Establishing State Grant Program for Early Childhood Education

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today signed into law Senate Bill 2151, establishing a state grant program for early childhood education. The bill provides $3 million in state grants to certified pre-kindergarten programs that serve low-income children.

“This legislation is a great start,” Gov. Dalrymple said. “We’re confident that the people of North Dakota will realize the value of this program and that it will grow to benefit more children in the future.  

Dalrymple Announces Significant Funding for Grand Sky

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today said $2.5 million in state funds is now available to further develop the Grand Sky unmanned aerial systems (UAS) business and aviation park on the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Appropriated for the 2013-2015 biennium, the funding was made available contingent on securing a lease agreement with a Grand Sky tenant.

Dalrymple Extends Statewide Fire Emergency

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today extended an executive order to protect against fire outbreaks in North Dakota.

Dalrymple’s original executive order was in effect until Wednesday, but today he extended the statewide fire emergency until April 30.  The governor can extend the statewide fire emergency beyond April 30 if necessary.

Governors Dalrymple, Baker Stake Friendly Wager on Frozen Four Semifinal

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker have staked a friendly wager on the outcome of tonight’s Frozen Four semifinal game between the University of North Dakota and Boston University.

Dalrymple Declares Statewide Fire Emergency

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today declared a fire emergency for the state in response to dry conditions, unseasonably high temperatures and high winds. In his executive order, Dalrymple issued a burn ban for areas in the North Dakota Fire Danger Rating designated as “High,” “Very High,” or “Extreme,” and/or when a Red Flag Warning has been issued for an area.

Dalrymple: BNSF Commits to Rail Safety Improvements

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today said he is pleased that BNSF Railway is taking additional steps to improve rail safety in North Dakota and throughout the company’s national rail system.

During a recent conference call with Gov. Dalrymple, BNSF Railway Executive Chairman Matt Rose outlined the company’s plans to implement additional measures for improved rail safety.  Late today, BNSF informed its customers about the railway’s additional safety measures, which include:

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