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Dalrymple Appoints El-Dweek, Sjue and Ehlis to Newly Created District Court Judgeships

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today appointed Williams County Assistant States Attorney Kirsten Sjue and Daniel El-Dweek, supervising attorney in the Williston Public Defender’s Office, to newly created judgeships in the Northwest Judicial District. El-Dweek will be chambered in Watford City, while Sjue will serve in Williston. Gov. Dalrymple also appointed Stark County Assistant State’s Attorney Rhonda Ehlis to a new judgeship in the Southwest Judicial District, with chambers in Dickinson.

XTO Energy Makes $5 Million Contribution to Housing Incentive Fund

Williston, N.D. – XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, today presented Gov. Jack Dalrymple with a check for $5 million as a contribution to North Dakota’s Housing Incentive Fund (HIF). The check represents the single-largest contribution to the fund since its inception. The energy company’s $5 million contribution will support affordable housing projects in western North Dakota.

Dalrymple Congratulates Midwest AgEnergy Group on Commercialization of New Biorefinery Near Jamestown

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today congratulated Midwest AgEnergy Group as it marks the beginning of operations for the company’s new 65 million-gallon-per-year biorefinery located next to Great River Energy’s Spiritwood Station near Jamestown. The Dakota Spirit AgEnergy biorefinery uses steam from the combined heat and power plant and corn from local farmers to produce ethanol, distillers grains and fuel-grade corn oil.

Dalrymple to Host Governor's Summit on Economic Growth October 8 in Fargo

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today announced he is partnering with the Greater North Dakota Chamber and Valley Prosperity Partnership to host the Governor’s Summit on Economic Growth Thursday, October 8 in Fargo. The summit will bring together business leaders and entrepreneurs from across the state to showcase North Dakota’s economic diversity and generate ideas for future growth.

Dalrymple Statement on the Return of North Dakota Guardsmen Following Yearlong Deployment

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today issued the following statement regarding the homecoming of 15 members of the North Dakota National Guard’s 231st Brigade Support Battalion. The soldiers are expected to return to North Dakota late today on flights to Fargo and Bismarck, following a yearlong deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and its follow-on mission, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Lt. Gov. Wrigley Breaks Ground on UND’s Collaborative Energy Complex

BISMARCK, N.D. – Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today joined University of North Dakota (UND) President Robert Kelley, College of Engineering and Mines Dean Hesham El-Rewini, along with donors and elected officials, in Grand Forks, to celebrate the groundbreaking of the UND Collaborative Energy Complex.

During the groundbreaking, Wrigley said the state has committed almost $3.9 million in match funding from the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund which will help support construction of the new building.

Lt. Gov. Wrigley's Tours Nuverra Environmental Solutions Terraficient Facility

BISMARCK, N.D. – Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today joined Nuverra Environmental Solutions Chairman of the Board and CEO Mark Johnsrud for a tour of Nuverra’s TerrafficientSM facility in Watford City.

Lt. Gov. Wrigley Welcomes Telecommunications Cooperatives To Summer Conference

BISMARCK, N.D. – Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today welcomed member cooperatives to the North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives (NDATC) annual summer conference in Medora. The two-day event gives NDATC members an opportunity to learn more about and discuss the issues facing the telecommunications industry in North Dakota. Wrigley praised the telecommunications cooperatives for their collaboration with state agencies, including the North Dakota Information Technology Department (ITD).

Lt. Gov. Wrigley Welcomes Region's Legislators at Annual Meeting

BISMARCK, N.D. – Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today welcomed the region’s legislators to the Midwestern Legislative Conference (MLC) 70th Annual Meeting in Bismarck, hosted by the North Dakota Legislative Assembly. The three-day event gives legislators from the Midwest and Canada a chance to advance state policy.

Wells Fargo Bank Kick Starts Housing Incentive Fund Capitalization Campaign

BISMARCK, ND – Wells Fargo Bank helped jump start the Housing Incentive Fund today, presenting a $1 million check to members of the state’s Industrial Commission. HIF relies on taxpayer support to provide low-cost financing to developers of affordable multifamily housing.

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