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November 2011

Dalrymple and Saskatchewan Premier Wall Discuss Options for Greater Flood Protection

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple today spoke with Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall regarding the operation and management of three Canadian dams upstream of North Dakota communities along the Mouse River. Dalrymple pressed for possible changes in the dams’ operations to provide additional protection against future flooding.

Dalrymple Congratulates Western North Dakota on $1.8 Million Planning Grant to Address Future Growth

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today congratulated the North Dakota Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties and the Southwest Rural Economic Area Partnership Zone for receiving $1.8 million in federal and state grant dollars to address important planning issues in the 19 counties affected by oil and gas production.

Dalrymple Announces Completion of U.S. Highway 85 Project

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple announced today that North Dakota has completed a major project to improve safety and traffic flow along US Highway 85, between Watford City and Williston.

The $43.6 million project marks the completion of North Dakota’s first “super 2 highway,” featuring passing lanes and turning lanes throughout a 40-mile stretch of the two-lane highway. Dalrymple led a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Watford City to celebrate the project’s completion.

Governor Dalrymple Statement on the Death of State Senator Tom Fischer

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today issued the following statement in response to the death of state Sen. Tom Fischer, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 65.

Dalrymple: East Devils Lake Water Outlet is on Schedule for Spring Completion

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple announced today that construction of a pump-flow water outlet at East Devils Lake is on schedule to be completed in the spring of 2012.

‘This project is an important part of a larger, long-term strategy to begin lowering the lake’s level and to protect downstream interests,” Gov. Dalrymple said. 

Dalrymple Encouraged by Congressional Approval of Disaster Assistance

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple said North Dakota’s flood recovery efforts should benefit from a $400 million disaster assistance package approved by Congress late today.

The federal legislation targets states in need of assistance to address severe 2011 natural disasters, making North Dakota a strong candidate to receive some of the $400 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, Dalrymple said.

Dalrymple Celebrates Business Expansions in Minot

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple was in Minot today to help the community celebrate two new business expansions. United Pulse Trading announced that it will add a third North Dakota facility in Minot, which will be located at Minot’s Value-Added Agricultural Complex. Eid Passport held a ribbon cutting for its new technical support center, marking the company’s first location in the state.

Special Legislative Session Highlights 2011

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple today said he is pleased that the North Dakota Legislature has provided significant funding for disaster assistance and to address direct impacts of North Dakota’s rapidly developing oil and gas industry.  Dalrymple said he will sign Senate Bill 2371 into law.

Governor Recognizes Veterans Day in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple is encouraging North Dakotans to observe Veterans Day, November 11, by honoring the contributions of veterans and those currently serving at home and abroad through ceremonies and patriotic activities, and by displaying the American and North Dakota flags.

Dalrymple Pleased with Highway 22 Reopening

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple said he is pleased that ND Highway 22 in western North Dakota reopened to traffic today.  Heavy spring rains set off major landslides along Highway 22, which created extraordinary engineering challenges to getting the highway reopened this year.

 

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