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Dalrymple Hosts Summit of Energy Producing States

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today hosted a meeting between officials from 13 energy producing states that have a major stake in new plans by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.  Dalrymple and the North Dakota Department of Health organized the Energy Producing States Summit to discuss the impact that the proposed EPA emission rules would have on jobs, consumers’ energy costs and the nation’s energy security.

Governor Encourages Advancement of State's Proven Business Development Strategies

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today spoke to business leaders and state and local officials who gathered for the Governor’s Business Forum in Grand Forks to discuss policy issues and ideas for continuing to strengthen North Dakota’s business climate and stimulate business success. Dalrymple highlighted the state’s economic growth, job creation and expansion of targeted industries, and encouraged attendees to identify innovative ways to advance North Dakota’s proven business development strategies for future growth and opportunity.

Dalrymple, Officials Break Ground on Two Bypass Projects to Enhance Traffic Movement in Western North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today was joined by North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Grant Levi and other state and local officials to break ground on two bypass projects that will enhance traffic movement in western North Dakota. The state will provide more than $190 million to construct the two projects as a way to reduce truck traffic in the communities of Williston and Alexander.

Dalrymple Congratulates UND Men's Hockey on Midwest Regional Championship, Advancement to NCAA Frozen Four

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack Dalrymple today congratulates coach Dave Hakstol and the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team on winning the Midwest Regional championship and advancing to the NCAA Frozen Four for the 20th time in school history.

“UND’s double overtime win over Ferris State was a big victory and I look forward to cheering them on in the Frozen Four,” Dalrymple said. “North Dakota has been home to tremendous athletic teams this year and the UND men’s hockey team is continuing that success. Our student-athletes are making the state proud.”

Dalrymple Celebrates Grand Opening of Williston Area Recreation Center

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple was in Williston today to celebrate the grand opening of the Williston Area Recreation Center, the state’s largest indoor recreation facility. The $76 million center is located on the campus of Williston State College (WSC) and will serve as a sports and recreation hub for the region. At 236,000 square feet, the facility includes a water park, turf field, golf simulator, playground, tennis courts, 200-meter track, and activity rooms.

Dalrymple Touts North Dakota's Strong Economy at Forbes Reinventing America Summit

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today attended the Forbes Reinventing America Summit in Chicago and spoke to attendees about the strength of North Dakota’s economy and how the state is leading the nation in economic growth, job creation and the expansion of targeted industries. Dalrymple was invited to address the summit by Forbes publisher and North Dakota native, Rich Karlgaard.

North Dakota Census Estimates Show Statewide Population Growth

BISMARCK, ND – The U.S. Census Bureau today released the agency’s annual metropolitan/micropolitan area and county population estimates showing population growth across all regions of North Dakota. The state had a number of communities and counties ranked as some of the fastest growing in the nation. A metro area contains a population of 50,000 or more, while a micro area contains at least 10,000, but less than 50,000.

North Dakota's Personal Income Growth Continues to Outpace All Other States

BISMARCK, N.D. – For the sixth time in the last seven years, North Dakota has recorded the strongest personal income growth among all states, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported today. 

North Dakota’s average personal income increased 7.6 percent last year while the nation averaged 2.6 percent growth. Utah ranked second in the nation with 4 percent growth in personal income, according to the BEA. 

Land Board Awards $8 Million, Pledges Another $3 Million to Support Construction of a New High School in Watford City

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) today awarded an energy impact grant of $8 million to Watford City and the McKenzie County Public School District for street, water and sewer infrastructure that will support the construction of a new high school and residential development.  The Land Board also committed to providing another $3 million in grants next year to help cover the utility construction costs.

Dalrymple Celebrates Opening of New Erik Ramstad Middle School in Minot

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple was in Minot today to tour the new Erik Ramstad Middle School and attend an open house marking the official opening of the new school, which was damaged during the flooding of the Mouse River in June 2011. The nearly $37 million project includes the relocation of the school and an expanded facility to accommodate future enrollment growth. The new school opened to students in December of last year.

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