Dalrymple: ND 'strong and growing stronger'BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Gov. Jack Dalrymple says North Dakota is "strong and growing stronger" despite the economic problems in much of the nation.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Gov. Jack Dalrymple says North Dakota is
"strong and growing stronger" despite the economic problems in
much of the nation.
Dalrymple is giving his first State of the State speech to the
North Dakota Legislature on Tuesday. Dalrymple has been lieutenant
governor for the last decade, and he replaced former Gov. John
Hoeven after Hoeven resigned last month. Hoeven takes office this
week in the U.S. Senate.
Oil production has helped North Dakota to prosper, and Dalrymple
says the state is in a position to invest in its public works along
with education and human services programs.
He says now "is not a time to slow down," and that "we have
the opportunity to build North Dakota into the very best state that
it can possibly be."
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