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Published November 10, 2011, 05:33 PM

Conrad believes North Dakota can be nation's energy hub

Bismarck, ND (WDAY TV) - Senator Kent Conrad says North Dakota has the potential to serve as the energy hub for the entire nation.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Senator Kent Conrad says North Dakota has the potential to serve as the energy hub for the entire nation. Conrad will take part in a two day conference next week at Bismarck State College's National Energy Center of Excellence. Industry leaders will gather to talk about North Dakota's vast potential to help meet the nation's need for both traditional and renewable sources of energy.

Senator Kent Conrad – (D) North Dakota: “North Dakota has the potential to be the power house for the nation. And the nation needs it because we're spending nearly a billion dollars a day buying foreign energy. How much better off would we be if that money stayed in America.”

The 2011 Great Plains & EmPower ND Energy Expo begins Monday at Bismarck state college.

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