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March 2012

Dalrymple: Energy Impact Funds Will be Put to Good Use for Williston Public Schools

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov.  Jack Dalrymple and other members of the state Board of University and School Lands unanimously voted today to award a matching grant of $3 million to the Williston Public School District. With the Energy Impact Grant funding, Williston school officials will be able to purchase or lease portable classrooms to meet the district’s growing student enrollment. School officials are planning for a significant enrollment increase in September.

State Land Board Sends $12 Million to Oil Country for Emergency Services

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov.  Jack Dalrymple and other members of the state Board of University and School Lands (state Land Board) today awarded nearly $12 million in grants to help fund enhancements in emergency services throughout the state’s oil and gas counties. The grants are part of the Energy Impact Fund which was created to address the needs created by rapid oil development.

State Moving Forward on More U.S. Highway 85 Upgrades, Other Oil Country Road Projects

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple and the North Dakota Department of Transportation today announced plans to extend during the 2012 construction season existing passing lanes on U.S. Highway 85, between Watford City and Williston. Continuing work on U.S. 85, along with the development of an additional environmental document, is part of the state’s plan to convert the highway into an undivided, four-lane highway.

Dalrymple Celebrates Minot Shopping Center's Re-opening

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today participated in the post-flood      opening of Minot’s Arrowhead Shopping Center and its anchor tenant, Marketplace Foods.  The landmark shopping center and its businesses have rebuilt and re-opened their doors nearly a year after record flooding devastated the community.

“It is inspiring to see the Arrowhead Shopping Center today, looking as good as new,” Dalrymple said. “I was here when these storefronts were submerged in water.

Dalrymple Announces 2012 National Youth Science Camp Representatives

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today announced that Marie Goerger of Wyndmere High School and Connor Bowley of Minot High School have been selected by the Coalition for Conservation and Environmental Education as two of the state’s most promising young scientific leaders. They will represent North Dakota as delegates at the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia this summer. Both are 4.0 Honor Students who excel in chemistry, math and science, and have won numerous awards and are involved in their school and community.

Dalrymple Encourages Greater Development of Interstate Oil Pipelines and In-state Gathering Systems

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple today said he supports plans by Enbridge Pipelines (North Dakota) LLC to expand its pipeline capacity to ship as much as 325,000 additional barrels of oil per day (bpd) from Western North Dakota to premium U.S. refinery markets.

Dalrymple Names Biberdorf Western North Dakota's New Energy Impact Coordinator

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today announced that Wayne Biberdorf will serve as western North Dakota’s energy impact coordinator. Biberdorf, a Williston resident, will work in the Oil Patch to help meet the challenges that come with rapid development.

Dalrymple Participates in 2020 & Beyond Input Session in Fargo

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today attended a community input session in Fargo as part of the 2020 & Beyond planning initiative that the Governor and the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce launched in January. The initiative is a 20-year development plan that will build on the success of the state’s current strategic plan and advance North Dakota’s opportunities well into the future.

Dalrymple Announces Grant to Help Ward County Residents Repair Flood-Damaged Homes

BISMARCK, ND. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced today that the state has awarded a $3.5 million grant to help Ward County residents rehabilitate flood-damaged homes and retain resident populations.

Last year, the Legislature authorized the Housing Rehabilitation and Citizen Retention Grant program and appropriated $10 million to help North Dakota homeowners cover the costs of repairing flood-damaged homes. The funds also can be used for home demolition projects when homeowners remain in their communities.

Dalrymple Meets with MDU, Calumet to Discuss Plans for Building Diesel Refinery in Western North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack Dalrymple met with company officials from North Dakota-based MDU Resources Group and Indiana-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners to discuss their plans to build a diesel refinery in western North Dakota. MDU Resources CEO Terry Hildestad and Calumet President & CEO Jennifer Straumins updated the Governor on studies currently underway to explore the feasibility of jointly building and operating a 20,000 barrels per day refinery in the state.


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