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Wrigley, ComDel Mark Completion of First Unmanned Aerial System Built in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today joined employees at Wahpeton-based ComDel Innovation, Inc. to celebrate the completion of the first unmanned aircraft manufactured in North Dakota.

“Hats off to the great employees at ComDel Innovation for successfully manufacturing the first North Dakota-made unmanned aerial system,” Wrigley said.  “ComDel’s success represents another milestone in our continuing work to grow North Dakota’s UAS industry and to become a national hub for UAS manufacturing, research and development.

Dalrymple Proclaims a Day of Prayer on Memorial Day, Directs Flags to Fly at Half-Staff Until Noon

BISMARCK, N.D. - In accordance with a proclamation signed by President Barack Obama, Governor Jack Dalrymple has proclaimed Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, a day of prayer in North Dakota, and has directed all state government agencies to fly the American and North Dakota flags at half-staff from sunrise until noon on that day.

In addition, Dalrymple calls on North Dakotans to observe the President’s request that Americans unite in prayer at 11 a.m. local time on that day, and that a moment of silence also be observed at 3 p.m. local time for the National Moment of Remembrance.

Dalrymple Celebrates Opening of Petro Serve Headquarters

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined West Fargo city officials, state officials and employees of Petro Serve USA to celebrate the grand opening of the fuel supply cooperative’s new corporate headquarters in West Fargo.

Dalrymple Announces 2015 National Youth Science Camp Representatives

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today announced that Myles Odermann of Parshall High School and Allison Rabe of Minot High School have been selected by the Coalition for Conservation and Environmental Education as two of the state’s most promising young scientific leaders. They will represent North Dakota as delegates at the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia this summer. Both students excel in chemistry, math and science, have won numerous academic awards, and are involved in their school and community.

Dalrymple Declares May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day

BISMARCK, N.D. – In accordance with a proclamation signed by President Barack Obama, Governor Jack Dalrymple has declared Friday, May 15, Peace Officers Memorial Day in the state and has directed all state government agencies to fly the American and North Dakota flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on that day. The flags will be lowered to honor law enforcement officials who have fallen in the line of duty.

Dalrymple Meets With Emergency Responders, Local Officials Near Site of Train Derailment

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today traveled to Wells County where he met with local officials and emergency responders following the derailment of a BNSF Railway train near Heimdal, N.D.  Dalrymple and Adjutant Gen David Sprynczynatyk, director of the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services met with local officials to make sure emergency responders had received all the assistance and resources needed to effectively manage the derailment and to protect area residents. 

Dalrymple: State Agencies Directed to Support Emergency Response to Wells County Train Derailment

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple earlier today directed the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services and other state agencies to provide any and all support needed by local emergency responders regarding the derailment of a crude oil train near Heimdal, N.D., in Wells County.

A BNSF Railway train carrying crude oil derailed about 7:30 a.m.  Initial reports indicate that the derailment set about six oil tanker cars on fire. No injuries have been reported.

Dalrymple Statement on Release of New Oil Train Safety Regulations

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today issued the following statement in response to the release of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) new safety regulations for trains carrying oil.

“I’m glad the rules are finally out. We have provided USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx with input throughout this process, including a recent discussion when the rules were delayed. It is a positive development that the railroads will now know exactly what they need to achieve in replacing and upgrading their equipment.”

Dalrymple Signs Department of Commerce Bill, Highlights Legislation to Benefit Grand Forks Area

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple was in Grand Forks today to sign more than $46 million in legislation that will help create jobs and opportunities in an effort to continue to grow and diversify North Dakota’s economy. Dalrymple signed House Bill 1018, the North Dakota Department of Commerce budget bill, and highlighted the bill’s appropriations of more than $10 million to further develop the state’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry.

Dalrymple Extends Statewide Fire Emergency Until May 8

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today extended a statewide fire emergency through May 8 to protect against fire outbreaks. 

Dalrymple said the state’s county commissioners should assess their counties’ fire threat and be prepared to authorize a county burn ban, if necessary, once the statewide fire emergency expires May 8.

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