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April 2012

Dalrymple Honors Soldiers of North Dakota National Guard's 818th Engineer Company

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today attended a send-off ceremony for members of the North Dakota National Guard’s 818th Engineer Company (Sapper) that are deploying on a yearlong mission to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

About 100 soldiers with the Williston and Hazen-based Company and their families were honored by Dalrymple, the state’s congressional delegation, military leaders, veterans and members of the community.

Dalrymple Congratulates Ed Schafer for Public Service

BISMARCK, ND. – Governor Jack Dalrymple congratulated former Governor and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer who was honored today during the unveiling of his official portrait at the U.S. Department of Agriculture headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Schafer’s portrait was unveiled during an afternoon ceremony at the Jamie L. Whitten Building, USDA’s headquarters. Schafer was sworn in as the 29th Secretary of Agriculture on Jan. 28, 2008, serving during the last year of the George W. Bush Administration. Schafer also served as North Dakota’s governor from 1992 to 2000.

Land Board Grants $5 Million to Schools in Oil Country

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov.  Jack Dalrymple and other members of the state Board of University and School Lands unanimously voted today to provide an additional $2 million in matching grants to five school districts in North Dakota’s Oil Patch. With the funding, the schools will purchase or lease portable classrooms to help meet their growing student enrollments.

State Land Board Approves $25.6 Million for Statewide Flood Recovery Projects

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple and other members of the state Board of University and School Lands (state Land Board) unanimously voted today to award $25.6 million in state flood impact grants to help cities, counties and other political subdivisions cover the costs of repairing flood-related damages to public infrastructure.

Dalrymple Appoints Morton to Board of Higher Education

BISMARCK, ND. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today appointed Don Morton of Fargo to serve on the state Board of Higher Education.

“At Microsoft’s Fargo campus, Don recruits and works with college graduates from across North Dakota, giving him a unique perspective on the critical role that higher education plays in supporting high-value jobs throughout our state,” Dalrymple said. “Don’s leadership and his deep commitment to academics will be a tremendous asset on the state Board of Higher Education.”

Dalrymple Congratulates Succeed 2020 Grant Recipients

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today congratulated four North Dakota Regional Education Associations (REAs) awarded the first Succeed 2020 education grants. The grants are part of Succeed 2020, a statewide program aimed at helping North Dakota students become better prepared for college and careers. Last year, the Hess Corporation, a global energy company, donated more than $25 million to implement Succeed 2020.

The first REAs to be awarded Succeed 2020 grants are:

Dalrymple Welcomes Bobcat Co. Expansion in North Dakota

BISMARCK, ND. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today said he is pleased that Bobcat Company has chosen North Dakota for a major business expansion.

Bobcat Company officials plan to create about 50 new positions for engineers and other professionals who will perform product research and development from a new Innovation Center in Bismarck. Through its strategic logistics partner, Menlo Worldwide Logistics, Bobcat Company also plans to add as many as 150 additional jobs at its Bismarck Manufacturing Support Center to expand production of the company’s compact attachments.

Dalrymple Issues 2013-2015 Budget Guidelines

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack Dalrymple today issued to state government agencies his budget guidelines for the 2013-2015 biennium, calling on agency leaders to use a balanced approach that will hold the line on spending while meeting the state’s pressing needs. The Governor announced his budget guidelines during a meeting of agency heads and fiscal officers at the State Capitol Building. Highlights of the address follow:

Dalrymple Celebrates Commissioning of Revolutionary New Energy Technology

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, and local and federal officials in celebrating the commissioning of a revolutionary new energy technology that supports the high-efficiency, low-emission gasification of solid fuels such as coal and biomass.

Dalrymple Breaks Ground on NDSCS Diesel Tech Expansion

BISMARCK, ND. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today celebrated the ground breaking for a Bisek Hall expansion project that will enable North Dakota State College of Science to grow and enhance its Diesel Technology program.

“By expanding Bisek Hall and incorporating state-of-the-art equipment, NDSCS will be able to enhance its curriculum offerings and produce more knowledgeable and skilled technicians,” Dalrymple said.  “The expansion also will build on one of the nation’s leading diesel tech programs and help us meet our current and emerging workforce needs.”

 

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