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Gov. Dalrymple Statement on the Death of Former State Legislator Donald Clark

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple offered the following statement regarding the death Wednesday of former Fargo legislator Donald Clark.

Dalrymple Congratulates NDSU on Scholarship Endowment

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today congratulates North Dakota State University for establishing a $4.5 million scholarship endowment for students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  The governor has also thanked North Dakota-based Doosan and Bobcat Co. for contributing $3 million toward the permanent scholarship fund.

Governor, First Lady Highlight Accomplishments of ND Cares Coalition

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack and First Lady Betsy Dalrymple today held a news conference to highlight the accomplishments of the ND Cares Coalition since its inception 18 months ago. The Governor also signed an executive order officially establishing the ND Cares Coalition, a group dedicated to strengthening an accessible and seamless network of support for service members, veterans, families and survivors.

Dalrymple Announces Appointments to Higher Education Board

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today announced the appointments of Nicholas Hacker and Greg Stemen to the State Board of Higher Education. Hacker, of Bismarck, will replace Terry Hjelmstad following the completion of Hjelmstad’s term on June 30. Stemen, of Fort Ransom, will replace Grant Shaft whose term also expires June 30.

Dalrymple Presents Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award to Chief Justice VandeWalle

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today presented the North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award to North Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald W. VandeWalle. He is the 41st recipient of the award, the state’s highest commendation for its citizens.

Dalrymple Delivers 2015 State of the State Address

BISMARCK, N.D. – In delivering the State of the State address today, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said North Dakota’s strong economy and sound fiscal management make possible additional tax relief as well as investments in statewide priorities including infrastructure, education and meeting the challenges of growth.

“Two years ago I stood before you and reported that the state of our state was strong,” Dalrymple said. “Today, I am pleased to tell you that we’ve made great progress since then, and that North Dakota is stronger than ever.”

North Dakota's Population Reaches an All-Time High

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota’s population has reached an all-time high of 739,482 residents, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. The state’s latest population estimate is an increase of 15,625 residents from last year’s count.

“Our economic growth over the last decade continues to keep North Dakotans home, and we are attracting new residents who come for good jobs, a stable economy and a quality of life that is second to none,” Dalrymple said.

Dalrymple Appoints Romanick, Hager to Northeast Central Judicial District Judgeships

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today appointed Grand Forks attorney Lolita Romanick and Larimore attorney Donald Hager to the Northeast Central Judicial District Court bench. Romanick replaces Karen Braaten who passed away in October and Hager replaces Sonja Clapp who resigned earlier this month.

Officials Celebrate Completion of Affordable Special Needs Housing

BISMARCK, ND – Pride Inc., Mountain Plains Equity Group (MPEG) and North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) celebrated the completion of a unique affordable housing project today.

Independence Pointe is a fully handicap accessible two-story apartment building constructed near Pride’s new north Bismarck property. The development provides affordable housing, supportive services, and numerous amenities for the residents with disabilities.

Dalrymple Names Chief Justice VandeWalle the 41st Recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today announced he has named Chief Justice Gerald W. VandeWalle the 41st recipient of the North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, the state’s highest commendation for its citizens. Justice VandeWalle has served on the North Dakota Supreme Court for more than 36 years and was recently re-elected to his fourth 10-year term.

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