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Published January 05, 2011, 06:29 AM

Hoeven, Berg taking oaths of office

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The newest members of North Dakota's congressional delegation are being sworn into office in Washington

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The newest members of North Dakota's

congressional delegation are being sworn into office in Washington.

Former Gov. John Hoeven is the state's first Republican senator

in a quarter century. Rick Berg is the first North Dakota

Republican in the U.S. House in three decades. They're to take the

oath of office on Wednesday.

Hoeven easily defeated Democrat Tracy Potter in the Nov. 2

election for the Senate seat held by retiring Democrat Byron

Dorgan. Berg defeated incumbent Democrat Earl Pomeroy with nearly

55 percent of the vote.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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