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Published December 07, 2010, 12:53 PM

Hoeven out, Dalrymple in: New gov in ND Capitol

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — There's a new leadership team in the North Dakota Capitol.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — There's a new leadership team in the North Dakota Capitol.

Lt. Gov. Jack Dalrymple has been sworn in as North Dakota's new governor, and former federal prosecutor Drew Wrigley has replaced Dalrymple as lieutenant governor.

Both men took their new jobs in front of a joint session of the North Dakota Legislature, minutes after Gov. John Hoeven resigned. Hoeven takes office as a U.S. senator next month.

Dalrymple says he'll continue Hoeven's policy of emphasizing job growth. But Dalrymple says he has ideas of his own. He'll be giving them in his budget address to the Legislature on Wednesday.

Hoeven gave a 12-minute farewell speech. He says during his 10 years in office, North Dakota has added 40,000 jobs, made its economy more diverse and become an "energy powerhouse."

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