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Lt. Gov. Wrigley Highlights ND Commercial UAS Success at Annual Summit

BISMARCK, N.D. – Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today addressed leaders in government, aviation, business and military at the 2016 UAS Summit and Expo in Grand Forks. The 10th annual, three-day event will showcase the evolution of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) while updating attendees on the current state of the commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry.

Dalrymple Signs Emergency Declaration to Enhance Public Safety Associated with Cannon Ball-area Protest

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today authorized a restricted emergency declaration, making available additional state resources which may be needed to manage public safety risks associated with the ongoing protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline near Cannon Ball.

Dalrymple Statement Regarding Public Safety and Protest Activities

Gov. Jack Dalrymple today issued the following statement regarding recent pipeline protest activities and public safety:

“Public safety is paramount as we continue to closely monitor protest activities and coordinate our public safety efforts with law enforcement leaders and state agency directors.

Lt. Gov. Wrigley Welcomes Experts and Professionals to Opioid Symposium

BISMARCK, N.D. – Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today welcomed national, regional and state experts, along with industry professionals, to the Stop Overdose: Opioid Symposium for Professionals in Fargo.

“Unfortunately, prescription opioid and heroin abuse has powerfully impacted individuals and families across North Dakota, however, our communities are taking strong action,” Wrigley said. “By utilizing a comprehensive approach of prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery we can combat this problem together with both strength and compassion.”

Dalrymple Directs State Agencies to Find Additional Savings

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today directed the state’s General Fund agencies to reduce their 2015-2017 budgets by an additional 2.5 percent to help offset a projected $310 million budget shortfall.  The Governor’s use of the allotment process today is part of an integrated plan developed in partnership with majority legislative leaders to balance the state General Fund through a combination of strategic budget reductions and the use of contingency funds.

Dalrymple Appoints Becklund Deputy Adjutant General of the North Dakota National Guard

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today appointed Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Robert Becklund to the position of deputy adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard. Becklund replaces Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, who was appointed by Dalrymple to serve as the state’s adjutant general last year.

Dalrymple Directs Flags to be Flown at Half-staff to Honor the Victims of the Attack in Baton Rouge

BISMARCK, ND – In accordance with a directive from the President, Gov. Jack Dalrymple has directed state government agencies and encouraged North Dakotans to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of the attack in Baton Rouge, La. on July 17. The Governor’s directive directs that flags be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and continuing until sunset on Friday, July 22.

Dalrymple Directs Flags to be Flown at Half-staff to Honor the Victims of the Attack in Nice, France

BISMARCK, ND – In accordance with a directive from the President, Gov. Jack Dalrymple has directed state government agencies and encouraged North Dakotans to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of the attack in Nice, France. The Governor’s directive directs that flags be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and continuing until sunset on Tuesday, July 19.

Dalrymple Calls Special Legislative Session

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today announced that he has issued an executive order, calling for a special session of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly to address necessary General Fund budget adjustments for the 2015-2017 biennium. The Governor has called for the Legislature to assemble in special session on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 9 a.m.

The state’s latest revenue forecast projects that, without corrective action, the General Fund would fall $310 million short by the end of the current biennium.  

Dalrymple Directs Flags to be Flown at Half-staff to Honor the Victims of the Attack in Dallas, Texas

BISMARCK, ND – In accordance with a directive from the President, Gov. Jack Dalrymple has directed state government agencies and encouraged North Dakotans to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of the attack in Dallas, Texas on July 7. The Governor’s directive directs that flags be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and continuing until sunset on Tuesday, July 12.

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