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Conrad, Hoeven, Dalrymple Unveil Agenda for 2012 Great Plains & Empower ND Energy Expo

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Governor Jack Dalrymple today announce the agenda for the Great Plains & EmPower ND Energy Expo. The day-long, premier energy conference will be held November 19, 2012, at Bismarck State College's National Energy Center of Excellence. The two Senators and Governor, in addition to Bismarck State College, KLJ, the Great Plains Energy Corridor and the North Dakota Department of Commerce will jointly host the conference. "As the second … Continue Reading


Hoeven Congratulates Minot AIr Force Base For Bringing Home Top Honors At Global Strike Challenge

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today congratulated the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base for winning several honors, including the coveted Blanchard Trophy, at the third-annual Global Strike Challenge. "Minot Air Force Base is home to some of our nation's best airmen and we're proud of their accomplishments at the Global Strike Challenge," said Hoeven. "These men and women work hard to keep our nation safe and secure. They take their missions seriously and train … Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines New Legislation to Boost Energy Production at BEPC Annual Meeting

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today spoke at Basin Electric Power Cooperative's (BEPC) 2012 Annual meeting to brief company officials and employees on federal legislation he has introduced to help boost the energy industry. The theme for the event was "Up to the Challenge," and the senator spoke during the Legislative, Regulatory, and Community Report section of the meeting. "We in North Dakota have shown clearly that states can promote strong economic growth and job creation, while at t… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Aurora Elementary Students Honor Veterans and Military Families

WEST FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with West Fargo-based Aurora Elementary School students during an assembly held to discuss the meaning of Veterans Day and the importance of honoring America's military families, and especially the children of military service members. Today's ceremony is part of a nationwide effort led by the Armed Forces Foundation to designate the week prior to Veterans Day as Operation Caring Classroom as a way to teach students from across the country more ab… Continue Reading


Hoeven, State, Local Officials Cut Ribbon on West Fargo Main Avenue Project

WEST FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven was joined by state and city officials today to celebrate the opening of West Fargo's Main Avenue project, a 1.4-mile long section of roadway connecting West Fargo to Fargo. The infrastructure upgrade was prompted by increased traffic on the route owing to economic and population growth in both communities. The $10.1 million federal share comes from the state's $245 million Fiscal Year 2011 U.S. Department of Transportation funding, which Senator Hoeven w… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors Deployment Guard Members, Families at Deployment Ceremony

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined the community in honoring members of a Bismarck-based North Dakota National Guard unit deploying soon for a mission in Afghanistan and Qatar. Hoeven commended the soldiers and their families for their service to the country and thanked them for their sacrifices at a send-off ceremony held in Bismarck. "The members of the 1919th Contingency Contracting Team are highly respected for their tremendous skill and especially their ability to provide t… Continue Reading


Hoeven Celebrates North Dakota's 123rd Birthday

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today congratulated North Dakota as the state marks its 123rd birthday. North Dakota became the country's 39th state when admitted to the Union in 1889. To help mark this significant milestone in the state's history, Hoeven encouraged citizens across North Dakota to pause to remember and celebrate North Dakota's proud heritage. "Today is an important milestone in North Dakota's history, and we have much to be grateful for," said Hoeven. "Since our state's fo… Continue Reading


Hoeven Nominates 10 Students for Military Academy Appointments

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven announced today that he has nominated 10 students for appointment to our nation's military academies. Hoeven awarded nominations to: Christine Baltezore of West Fargo and Kyson Smith of Minot for the U.S. Air Force Academy; Richard Brooks of Pembina for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; Zachary Becker of Grand Forks, Dillon Bommersbach of Grand Forks and Tyler Young of Grand Forks for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; and Brian Anderson of Harvey, Taylor C… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Berg Host Senator John McCain at the University of North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg today hosted Arizona Senator John McCain for a tour of the University of North Dakota's Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) simulator training facility, flight and maintenance operations and UAS display adjacent to the Grand Forks Airport. McCain is Ranking Member on the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee and a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The university and Grand Forks Air Force Base are workin… Continue Reading


Hoeven Brings Northrop Grumman Senior Executives to Grand Forks for Possible UAS Tech and Training Project

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today brought Northrop Grumman senior leadership to Grand Forks to see firsthand the opportunities Grand Forks and the region have to offer the company, which manufactures the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle. The project could form the nucleus of a new Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) technology complex linking the private sector and the Air Force Base the senator said. Hoeven and the Base Realignment Impact Committee's (BRIC) are working to promote a pr… Continue Reading


Hoeven Names Cameron Western ND Field Representative

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today named Jon Cameron to provide constituent services to residents of western North Dakota. Cameron will be based in Williston and will serve western counties, including the communities of Dickinson, Belfield, Killdeer, Watford City, Stanley, New Town, Crosby and Tioga. The new office will help the Senator assist constituents, businesses and community leaders as they address infrastructure needs and other challenges in this rapidly growing area. Oil produ… Continue Reading


Hoeven, City, State Officials Cut Ribbon on DiverCity, New Housing Development For Energy Industry Workers

GRAFTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, company officials and state and city leaders today cut the ribbon on Diverse Energy Systems new employee housing development, DiverCity, located in Grafton. Diverse Energy Systems is an energy services company that builds and services systems from wellhead to pipeline for the oil and gas industry in the Bakken oil fields. Hoeven this summer introduced the Empower States Act in the U.S. Senate. The legislation will give states primacy in regulating hydraulic … Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors Deploying Guard Members, Families at Send-Off Ceremony

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined the community in honoring about 30 North Dakota Army National Guard soldiers who are deploying soon for a yearlong mission in Cuba. Hoeven presented the soldiers with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol to take with them as a reminder of the community's support during their mission. He commended the soldiers, who serve in the 191st Military Police Company, and their families for their service to the country and thanked them for their sacrifices at a … Continue Reading


Delegation Honors Service Members, Families at Day of the Deployed Ceremony in Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg today honored the nation's deployed service members and their families for their courage and commitment to country at the 7th Annual State and 2nd Annual National Day of the Deployed ceremony at Bismarck State College. The ceremony was broadcast live across the U.S. as well as to North Dakota National Guard members deployed to Afghanistan. "Our men and women in uniform willingly answer the call to serve our nation. We are extremely … Continue Reading


Delegation Encourages North Dakotans To Honor Service Members, Families on Day of the Deployed

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad and Congressman Rick Berg today encouraged North Dakotans to honor the nation's deployed service members and their families with Day of the Deployed activities and ceremonies on Oct. 26. The U.S. Senate recently passed a Hoeven-introduced resolution to honor the nation's deployed service members and designate Oct. 26, 2012 as the Day of the Deployed. The resolution calls on Americans to reflect on the sacrifices of the nation's deployed serv… Continue Reading


Delegation Announces American Airlines Nonstop Service Between Fargo and Dallas-Fort Worth

FARGO, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad and Congressman Rick Berg today announced that American Airlines is adding daily, nonstop regional jet service between Fargo and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) beginning in Feb. 14, 2013. Dallas-Fort Worth is the second most traveled city for American from Fargo, behind only Chicago. The new flight will eliminate the need for travelers to connect through Chicago to Dallas-Fort Worth. To implement the new flights, the Fargo Airport Authority is using a… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Conrad, Berg, Dalrymple Announce Implementation of More Reasonable Effective Date for Purchase of Flood Insurance on Missouri River Last Year

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad, Congressman Rick Berg and Governor Jack Dalrymple today announced that the new 5-year National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) reauthorization bill they worked to pass this summer is ensuring that homeowners in Bismarck, Mandan and other Missouri River communities who bought flood insurance to protect their property during last year's flooding are covered for damages. Many residents prudently purchased flood insurance policies last year to p… Continue Reading


Hoeven Tours Site of Bucyrus Fire, Speaks with Mayor, Residents

BUCYRUS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven was in Bucyrus Sunday to tour damage from the recent wild fire that swept through the town last week. The senator spoke with Mayor Jim Schaf and residents of the southwestern North Dakota town to offer assistance and thank responders. Bucyrus lost 27 structures, including four homes in the blaze. Firefighters from more than a dozen surrounding communities, as well as local farmers and other volunteers, responded to the fires in an outpouring of support. The s… Continue Reading


Hoeven Welcomes Fall Interns to Washington, D.C., Bismarck, and Fargo Offices

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that four students will intern with his Washington, D.C., Bismarck and Fargo offices this fall. The interns will work with the senator and his staff on legislative, communication and administrative projects. "We are happy to welcome this talented group of young North Dakotans as interns. They have already impressed us with their strong work ethic and passion for North Dakota," said Hoeven. "During their internship experience, these students will … Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines New Proposed Energy Legislation, Transportation Funding Bill Passed By Congress

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today spoke at the N.D. Association of Oil and Gas Counties Annual Meeting to outline Senate legislation he is working on to promote domestic energy production, reduce energy costs and help make the nation energy independent, as well as the new transportation bill passed by Congress this summer, which is helping to build vital infrastructure across North Dakota. The Domestic Energy and Jobs Act and Empower States Act will help to create more energy with bett… Continue Reading

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