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December 2011

Dalrymple Offers Statement on the Death of Capt. Anne Montgomery

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple today offered the following statement regarding the death of Capt. Anne Rockeman Montgomery, a North Dakota native who was killed Monday in a helicopter crash at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. Three other soldiers were also killed during the training exercise.

“Betsy and I are saddened by the death of Capt. Anne Montgomery and by the deaths of her fellow soldiers,” Dalrymple said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and their loved ones.”

Dalrymple Joins BNSF in Honoring Military Members and Their Families

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined BNSF officials in honoring North Dakota’s military members and their families as part of the company’s Holiday Express train ride and celebration in Fargo.

Dalrymple Directs Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff on December 7 for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

BISMARCK, ND – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today directed all state government agencies and encouraged all North Dakotans to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Wednesday, December 7 in honor of those who lost their lives serving this nation at Pearl Harbor. The Governor’s directive is in accordance with a proclamation issued by the President designating December 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

More Than $885 Million Yet To Be Distributed To Combat Oil Impacts During The 2011-2013 Biennium

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple today said the state is fully engaged in addressing the impacts created by rapid oil and gas development in western North Dakota.  The state has committed $1.2 billion to help meet the region’s needs.

Dalrymple Commends Microsoft and Hitachi Consulting on Fargo-Based Business Venture

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined officials from Microsoft and Hitachi Consulting to announce a Fargo-based business venture between the technology companies that will create new North Dakota jobs and business opportunities.

“This Fargo-based venture will create new jobs and great opportunities for business growth in North Dakota,” Dalrymple said. The decision by Microsoft and Hitachi Consulting to expand their business relationship in Fargo is a testament to North Dakota’s strong business climate and our quality workforce.”

Dalrymple Seeks Greater Flood Protection from Lake Darling Dam

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple spoke today with Dan Ashe, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, regarding the operation and management of Lake Darling Dam. 

Dalrymple pressed for changes in the dam’s management to better prepare for potential flooding during the spring of 2012. The governor also asked Ashe to study the feasibility of raising the dam to increase Lake Darling’s storage capacity for greater long-term flood protection.


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