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August 2012

North Dakota Marks 10th Anniversary of State AMBER Alert System

BISMARCK, N.D. – Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) and the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) today marked the 10th anniversary of the state’s AMBER – America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response – Alert system, an important lifesaving program implemented to instantly notify law enforcement and the public of an endangered child.

Dalrymple Directs Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff on August 31 in Honor of Neil Armstrong

BISMARCK, ND – In accordance with a directive from President Barack Obama, Governor 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 from sunrise until sunset tomorrow, Friday, August 31, as a mark of respect for the memory of Neil Armstrong, the American astronaut who became the first to walk on the moon.

Wrigley Breaks Ground on New Dickinson Wastewater Treatment Plant

BISMARCK, N.D. – Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley was in Dickinson today to break ground on a new wastewater treatment and water reclamation facility that will meet the future growth needs of the community and the surrounding area. The $30 million facility is designed to handle wastewater flows of 3.65 million gallons per day, which will accommodate a projected population growth of 35,000 people. The plant will be designed so that, if necessary, it can be expanded to accommodate a population of up to 68,000 people.

FEMA Approves Temporary Housing Extension in Minot

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Sen. Kent Conrad, Sen. John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Dalrymple’s request to extend by six months the agency’s temporary housing program for Ward County  residents who were displaced by last year’s historic Mouse River flood.

Dalrymple Appoints Maggie Anderson Interim Director of ND Department of Human Services

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov.  Jack Dalrymple today appointed Maggie Anderson the interim executive director of the North Dakota Department of Human Services.   Anderson has directed the department’s Medical Services Division since 2005. Her appointment to serve as interim executive director is effective today, Aug. 23, 2012, and may run through the 2013 Legislative Session.

Dalrymple Celebrates Growth and Progress in Minot

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today will join Minot officials in celebrating three major construction projects that will help the growing community recover from flooding and meet its needs for additional classrooms, housing and commercial services.

Dalrymple will help kick off construction of Southgate Addition, a $109 million development in south Minot that will feature apartments, two hotels and a large retail center. He also will celebrate the opening of Minot State University’s (MSU) new Wellness Center and the groundbreaking for Minot Public Schools’ new middle school.

Dalrymple Tours John Deere's Valley City Manufacturing Plant

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack Dalrymple late Tuesday toured the John Deere manufacturing plant in Valley City where company officials are in the process of hiring about 65 additional workers to meet the plant’s production workload.

The John Deere Valley City Seeding Group currently employs about 320 people. Plant Manager David Bradford and other John Deere employees led Dalrymple and North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson on a tour of the plant which manufactures crop seeders and tillage equipment.

Dalrymple Dedicates Opening of Williston's Temporary Bypass

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple today joined Williston and Williams County officials in celebrating the completion of the city’s temporary truck bypass.  The 16-mile bypass is now open and will divert thousands of trucks around the western side of Williston every day, easing traffic congestion created by the region’s rapid development in oil and gas production.

Dalrymple Commends 188th Engineer Company for Successful Mission in Kuwait

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack Dalrymple today commended the members of the North Dakota National Guard’s 188th Engineer Company for the successful completion of a year-long construction-oriented mission in Kuwait. The Soldiers arrived today in Fargo from Fort Bliss, Texas, where they spent the past week completing their demobilization.

Dalrymple Helps Dedicate New Valley City Water Treatment Plant

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined Valley City Mayor Bob Werkhoven, State Engineer Todd Sando and other local and state officials in dedicating Valley City’s new water treatment plant, citing its state-of-the-art technology and advanced capabilities for enhancing water quality for local residents. The nearly $21 million renovation and new addition was unveiled for the public during a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony.


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