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Dalrymple wants halt to resettlement of Syrian refugees

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple is joining several of his counterparts in urging a halt to the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S. until federal security and screening procedures can be reviewed. Dalrymple says he’s sent a letter to President Barack Obama. He also joined several governors on a call with the White House and officials with multiple ...

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Syrian refugees not expected to resettle in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — The office of Gov. Jack Dalrymple says North Dakota has not received any Syrian refugees and doesn’t expect any will be sent to the state. The statement from Dalrymple’s office Monday came in response to an inquiry regarding whether he would join other U.S. governors who are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their ...

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Officials unveil $5.3M contribution for affordable housing

BISMARCK, N.D. — A multimillion-dollar contribution to a state program will help with the construction of affordable housing in North Dakota, state officials said Friday while unveiling the funds. Gov. Jack Dalrymple and North Dakota Housing Finance Agency Executive Director Jolene Kline announced the $5.3 million contribution from Tesoro Corp., the Bismarck Tribune reported. The money will go to housing ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

A leader in times of need The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, Oct. 29, 2015 We sometimes forget how hard our public servants work. A case in point, Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, the state’s adjutant general and director of the Department of Emergency Services. Sprynczynatyk announced last week that he’ll retire in November. “Total state service of more than 43 years. I’ve ...

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North Dakota Land Board awards $7.2M in oil-impact grants

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Land Board has awarded $7.2 million in grants to support health units, airports and fire districts in the state’s oil-producing region. Officials say the grants are part of a program aimed at helping communities deal with the effects of rapid energy development. The Land Board announced Thursday that it approved 36 grants for city fire ...

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Green incentives seen as key to lifting U.S. oil export ban

WILLISTON, N.D. – Legislation crawling its way through Congress that would end the U.S. ban on crude oil exports will succeed only if tied to renewable energy incentives, said Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a moderate Democrat working to convince others in her party to support ending the decades-old restrictions. Heitkamp, who represents oil giant North Dakota, said she is convinced her ...

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Sprynczynatyk retiring as North Dakota Guard commander

BISMARCK, N.D. — Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk plans to retire as North Dakota National Guard commander at the end of the year and Brig. Gen. Alan Dohrmann has been tapped to succeed him, Guard officials and the governor said Friday. Sprynczynatyk, who was appointed as adjutant general in 2006, led the Guard during deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan and massive ...

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North Dakota regulators relax natural gas flaring mandate

BISMARCK, N.D. — Oil companies that exceed goals meant to curb the wasteful burning of natural gas will be given credits that can be traded to offset times when targets are unmet, North Dakota regulators decided Thursday. North Dakota’s Industrial Commission, a three-member Republican panel headed by Gov. Jack Dalrymple, approved the plan at a meeting in Watford City, which ...

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