UND’s energy center awarded $10 million to research capturing carbon dioxide

UND’s energy center is getting a big influx of federal dollars all with the purpose of improving the environmental sustainability of our coal-fired power plants. The money will be put to work researching ways to capture the carbon by-product of energy from coal. April Baumgarten with the Grand Forks Herald has the full story on

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Minot Student Among Three Nominated to U.S. Military Academies

Bishop Ryan Senior Elijah Stewart is among three North Dakota students nominated to U.S. Military Academies by Senator Hoeven. Mr. Stewart will be attending the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. ““We are glad to nominate some of the best and brightest from North Dakota to appointments at our nation’s military academies,” Hoeven said. “Elijah,

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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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Hoeven outlines efforts for ND’s energy industry

— Official News Release, Senator John Hoeven — At the Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s annual meeting today, Senator John Hoeven stressed the important role coal and other traditional energy resources play in supporting the nation’s economy and outlined opportunities to ensure the future growth of North Dakota’s energy industry. “Our ability to provide low-cost, reliable

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Hoeven: Corps Chooses Minot for New Permanent Flood Protection Study

The Mouse River flood protection plan was chosen as a project worthy of an Army Corps of Engineers permanent flood protection study. The study is the first step in the Federal authorization process that may one day lead to more significant Federal funding. Senator Hoeven’s news release on the story follows below. — Official News

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Grand Forks Air Force Base Well Positioned for UAV Mission

It wasn’t that many years ago that the future of the Grand Forks Air Force Base was in question, but with the rise of the unmanned aerial system industry (UAS, UAV), the base is now positioned better than ever. And the industry is driving new education opportunities as well private sector investment in the community.

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Hoeven: Agreement Reached on School Nutrition Standards

Earlier this week Senator Hoeven issued a news release outlining progress made in creating reasonable nutrition standards for school lunch programs. The new regulations create a high nutritional standard, but also provide school lunch administrators some common sense flexibility in creating menus. The full news release follows below. — Official News Release, Senator Hoeven —

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U.S. Senator John Hoeven Delivers Weekly Republican Address

Senator Hoeven gave the weekly Republican radio address this morning. A full transcript of the address follows below. “As we enter 2016, we need to remember that we are truly blessed to live in the greatest country in the world. Thanks to our military, veterans, law enforcement, first responders and others who keep us safe

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Hoeven: The Nation Could Learn from North Dakota

Speaking at the U.S. Energy Information Administration Energy Conference, Senator Hoeven noted the impact that well-formulated regulatory policy has had on the economic growth of North Dakota.

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Interview: Senator Hoeven Talks Energy, Innovation, & Presidential Politics

Senator Hoeven talks energy policy, the innovation that thrives in an environment of rational regulation, national security, a nuclear-proliferated middle-east, and politics behind the 2016 Presidential election.

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MSU Receives $220,000 to Develop Medicare Fraud Prevention Program

— Official News Release, Senator Hoeven — Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Minot State University a grant totaling $226,198.00 for the North Dakota Senior Medicare Patrol, a project to prevent and eliminate Medicare fraud. “We

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NASA Awards Up to $750,000 to UND for Aerospace Research

UND Was awarded $750,000 over three years to build a research station focused on NASA’s work in Earth science, aeronautics, and deep space exploration. The funds are made available through NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program, which awards Research Infrastructure Development (RID) grants every three to five years to jurisdictions to bolster

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North Dakota Congressional Delegation United in Opposition to Waters of the U.S.

Senator Hoeven, Senator Heitkamp, and Congressman Cramer all issued statements in opposition to the EPA’s new Waters of the U.S. rule. The rule, which is intended to clarify what waters fall under the jurisdiction of the EPA through the Clean Water Act, is viewed locally as a vast overreach of authority by the federal government

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Sen. Hoeven Announces $6 Million FEMA Grant for Minot’s Water Treatment Flood Protection

— Official News Release, Senator Hoeven — Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $6,093,613 grant to the City of Minot to help build a floodwall and other infrastructure for Minot’s Water Treatment Plant to protect the plant and keep it functioning during a flood. The plant

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Hoeven: Bureau of Indian Education Must Implement Better Financial Oversight

— Official News Release, Senator Hoeven — At a hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee last week, Senator John Hoeven pressed Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Director Charles “Monty” Roessel to implement better oversight of federal funding for Native American schools run by the agency. Hoeven’s comments came in response to a Government Accountability

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Senators Push Bill to Retain B-52s at Military Bases

Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp are promoting legislation that would require the Air Force and Department of Defense complete a comprehensive review and analysis before retiring active aircraft from the B-1, B-2 or B-52 fleets.

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