Hoeven, Dalrymple, and Cramer Make Appeal to End DAPL Protest

Senator Hoeven, Governor Dalrymple, and Congressman Cramer have signed a letter delivered to President Obama regarding the #NoDAPL Protests. The full news release per Senator Hoeven’s office and letter follow below. — Official News Release — WASHINGTON – In a letter to President Barack Obama, Senator John Hoeven, Congressman Kevin Cramer and Governor Jack Dalrymple

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McKenzie County Sheriff Trying to Hang On to Office

McKenzie County Commissioners voted unanimously to petition the Governor for Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger’s removal. The Sheriff has since asked a judge to block the action. Amy Dalrymple with Forum Communications outlines the allegations and procedures that are also relevant right now in Ward County.

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Governor orders 4.05 percent budget cuts

The downturn in oil prices is finally leaking into state budgets. The March 2015 revenue forecast missed the mark by more than a billion dollars. The governor is tapping rainy day funds as well as ordering across the board cuts to make up the difference.

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Teaching: Community Experts rule to be signed by governor

The Governor is expected to sign a new administrative rule that allows community experts to fill vacant teaching positions.

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Governor Seeks Changes to Proposed ‘Community Expert’ Policy Aimed at Teacher Shortage

The proposed one-year policy would allow schools to hire experts from within the community to teach classes in hard-to-fill positions. The Governor’s proposed clarifies the language of the initial proposal seemingly with the hope of garnering political support, particularly from teacher unions.

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Gov. Dalrymple Uses Veto Power on Five Bills this Session

Governor Dalrymple exercised his executive authority five times during the 2015 session. Archie Ingersoll writing for the Fargo Forum delivers the rundown on the bills he stuck his neck out on.

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Gov. Dalrymple Signs Corporate Farming Bill

For the first time in 83 years, non-family owned corporate farmers will be able to operate dairy and swine farms. The bill was signed by Governor Dalrymple Friday. More from WDAZ out of Fargo.

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Dalrymple Signs Surge Funding Bill

Governor Dalrymple made it official this afternoon. The surge funding for the oil-impacted west is on the way, construction projects will be able to get underway this spring. The bill includes $32 million for Minot. The full news release from the Governor’s office is below. — Official News Release, Governor Dalrymple — Gov. Jack Dalrymple

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Industrial Commission Calls for Better Monitoring of Pipelines

Gov. Dalrymple’s comments regarding saltwater pipelines from the Fargo Forum article, “We are in the process of developing a comprehensive set of rules regarding that type of line, but we maybe want to accelerate a couple of pieces of that.”

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Dalrymple Announces Appointments to Higher Education Board

— Official News Release — Gov. Jack Dalrymple today announced the appointments of Nicholas Hacker and Greg Stemen to the State Board of Higher Education. Hacker, of Bismarck, will replace Terry Hjelmstad following the completion of Hjelmstad’s term on June 30. Stemen, of Fort Ransom, will replace Grant Shaft whose term also expires June 30.

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Governor Dalrymple Responds to Faultlines ‘Death on the Bakken Shale’

The news feature has been in the local media lately and premiered on Al Jazeera America last night. Prior to broadcast, Governor Dalrymple responded to the producers of the show outlining the issues at hand and the steps North Dakota is taking to improve worker safety. Read Governor Dalrymple’s response here. (Al Jazeera America) Watch the

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North Dakota’s Population Reaches an All-Time High

— Official News Release, Governor Dalrymple — North Dakota’s population has reached an all-time high of 739,482 residents, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. The state’s latest population estimate is an increase of 15,625 residents from last year’s count. “Our economic growth over the last decade continues to keep North Dakotans home, and we are

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