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Governor, First Lady to Attend USS North Dakota Commissioning

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack and First Lady Betsy Dalrymple will attend the commissioning ceremony for the USS North Dakota (SSN-784), a ceremony that officially places the nuclear-powered attack submarine in active service with America’s military forces. The Governor will speak at the event, which will be held Saturday, October 25 in Groton, Conn.

Lt. Gov. Wrigley Congratulates Williston State College on New Scholarship

BISMARCK, N.D. – Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today joined Williston State College (WSC) Interim President Terry Olson, WSC Foundation Board President Pete Furuseth, along with Williams County school officials, in Williston, to announce the Williams County Graduate Scholarship. The scholarship, available in 2015 to Williams County high school graduates, will cover full tuition, student fees, and books.

Affordable Housing Project Completed in Mandan

MANDAN, N.D.  - Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined other officials to celebrate the completion of Collins Place, a new development on Mandan's historic Main Street that includes 29 state-supported affordable housing units.

The North Dakota Industrial Commission authorized a $1.1 million Housing Incentive Fund allocation to support the housing development. Dalrymple is chairman of the Industrial Commission. Other commission members are Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

First Lady Betsy Dalrymple Unveils Book

BISMARCK, N.D. – First Lady Betsy Dalrymple and Friends of North Dakota Governor’s Residence today held a press conference at the North Dakota governor’s residence to unveil her recently completed book, Building a House, Making a Home: A History of the North Dakota Governor’s Residence.

McKenzie County Healthcare Systems' Employee Housing Construction Begins

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, Inc. and the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) in breaking ground on a new development in Watford City that will provide affordable housing for essential medical personnel.

Dalrymple Calls for Continued Development of Value-Added Energy Projects

BISMARCK, ND – Speaking today at the Great Plains & Empower ND Energy Conference, Gov. Jack Dalrymple encouraged the continued development of business ventures that add value to North Dakota’s abundant energy resources.

Dalrymple Welcomes Home Guardsmen Following Yearlong Deployment to Kosovo

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined military and community leaders, family members and friends in welcoming members of the North Dakota National Guard’s Company C, 2nd Battalion, 285th Aviation Regiment back home to North Dakota. The unit is returning from a yearlong deployment to Kosovo, where the soldiers supported an international peacekeeping mission. About 40 Guardsmen are returning on various commercial flights today and tomorrow to Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot.

Dalrymple, Badlands NGL Announce Largest Private Equity Project in State History

BISMARCK, ND – Governor Jack Dalrymple along with William Jeffrey Gilliam, CEO of Badlands NGL, LLC, today announced the development of a North Dakota manufacturing plant that will convert ethane, a byproduct of natural gas processing, into polyethylene which is used to make a wide variety of end-use consumer and industrial plastics.

Badlands NGL, LLC, and its partners expect to invest $4 billion to build the polyethylene manufacturing facility in North Dakota. The project will be the largest private investment in state history.

Dalrymple Directs Flags to Fly at Half-staff in Observance of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

BISMARCK, N.D. – In accordance with a presidential proclamation, Gov. Jack Dalrymple has directed all state government agencies and offices to fly the flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 12, in observance of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day. The observance is held as part of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend to honor America’s fire and emergency services personnel and to remember those who have died in the line of duty.

Lt. Gov. Wrigley Breaks Ground on UND's Aerospace, UAS Facility

BISMARCK, N.D. – Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today joined University of North Dakota (UND) President Robert Kelley, State Board of Higher Education Chair Kirsten Diederich, along with elected officials, in Grand Forks, to celebrate the groundbreaking of the UND Aerospace and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Research, Training and Education Building

During the groundbreaking, Wrigley said the state has committed a $1 million match from the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund, which will help support construction of the new building.

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