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Delegation, Governor Mark Groundbreaking for New City of Minnewaukan

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad, Congressman Rick Berg and Governor Jack Dalrymple today marked the groundbreaking for the new city of Minnewaukan, which is being relocated to higher ground. Although unable to attend the ceremony, the delegation and governor congratulated city officials. The delegation worked to secure a $4.8 million Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation grant to relocate 18 structures and buy out an additional 96 buildings in Minnewauka… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Minnkota Power Coop Officials Showcase New Clean Coal Technology

CENTER, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, officials of Grand Forks-based Minnkota Power Cooperative and state and local leaders today showcased a new clean-coal technology at the company's Milton R. Young Station that significantly reduces emissions and maintains the state's strong environmental track record. Senator Hoeven was joined for the event by Governor Jack Dalrymple, Minnkota CEO Mac McLennan and Clean Coal Solutions representative Dr. Michael Durham. Senator Hoeven and the state's congressi… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Parshall Community Welcome QEP Resources' Growing Investment in North Dakota

PARSHALL, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Charles "Chuck" Stanley, Chairman, President and CEO of QEP Resources Inc., at a community appreciation event in Parshall to recognize the company's continued, growing investment in North Dakota. QEP has been active in the North Dakota Bakken since 2008. In September 2012, QEP acquired significant crude oil development properties in North Dakota's Williams and McKenzie counties, within close proximity to the company's existing acreage in the Wil… Continue Reading


Delegation: Interior Decision Good Step, More Work To Do

NEW TOWN, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad and Congressman Rick Berg today said the U.S. Department of Interior's decision to approve the Three Affiliated Tribes' application to put the land for their new refinery into trust is a positive step, but more needs to be done. The senators and Congressman said the Interior Department needs to continue efforts to assist the tribes' as they work to complete the project. Senators Hoeven and Conrad and Congressman Berg have been working togeth… Continue Reading


Hoeven, John Deere Officials Launch New High-Tech Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering Facility in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, along with federal, state and local officials, today cut the ribbon on the new John Deere Electronic Solutions (JDES) facility, a $22 million, high-tech building that will provide additional space for manufacturing, a growing engineering staff and product-design and verification labs. The company is growing, the senator said, because North Dakota has worked to build a business climate that is driving technology innovation and growth. In addition to housing the… Continue Reading


Hoeven Highlights West Fargo STEM Education Initatives, Cosponsors Bill to Give Flexibility to Local Schools for STEM Ed

WEST FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven visited several West Fargo schools today to highlight the district's efforts to advance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at a time when Fargo and the Red River Valley are driving an agenda for technology growth and innovation. The senator also discussed legislation he is cosponsoring that will give schools more flexibility to initiate STEM-based curricula to position students for the jobs of the future. In the course of the… Continue Reading


Hoeven Welcomes PRACS Cofounder James Carlson, PRACS HQ Back to ND At a Time of Dynamic Tech Innovation and Growth

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven welcomed PRACS Institute and company cofounder Dr. James Carlson back to Fargo today, saying the company is returning at a time when the city and Red River Valley are driving an agenda for technology innovation and growth. The company is relocating its headquarters to Fargo following a six year hiatus after Carlson sold PRACS to Cetero Research in 2006. Earlier this year an investment group led by Chicago-based Freeport Financial acquired Cetero Research for $8… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors Veteran A1C Larry Wayman

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today presented military honors to North Dakota native Airman First Class (A1C) Larry Wayman at a ceremony held to recognize his service with the United States Air Force during the 1960s. A1C Wayman worked with Sen. Hoeven to secure the three awards he earned while serving as an aircraft electrician. "Today we recognize A1C Wayman for his commendable service with the United States Air Force," said Hoeven. "A1C Wayman is an American hero who has served our count… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors Soldiers at Freedom Salute Ceremony

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined the community to honor 160 members of the North Dakota Army National Guard's 188th Engineer Company who recently returned home following a yearlong deployment in Kuwait. Hoeven paid tribute to the soldiers' for their service, and thanked them and their families for their service to the state and nation. "We are grateful to these selfless soldiers who left their loved ones and the comforts of home and answered our nation's call to serve," Hoeven sai… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Break Ground for New St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Office Building

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, hospital administrators, and state, local and federal officials today broke ground on St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center's new medical facility and office building project west of Dickinson. In 2008, then-Governor Hoeven worked with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the organization to which the hospital belongs, as well as the state's congressional delegation and state and community leaders to develop a plan enabling St. Joseph's Hospital to address… Continue Reading


Hoeven Seeking Spring Interns

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven is currently accepting applications for spring interns to serve in his Washington, D.C. office as well as his Bismarck and Fargo state offices. "Congressional internship opportunities provide students with a tremendous opportunity to gain firsthand experience working on the timely issues impacting our federal government, providing a unique education experience valuable for future career development," said Hoeven. "We look forward to the energy and talent a new g… Continue Reading


Hoeven Congratulates Noonan on Being Named Teacher of the Year

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today congratulated Andrea Noonan on being named the 2013 North Dakota Teacher of the Year. Noonan teaches seventh and eighth grade English language arts at Cheney Middle School (CMS) in West Fargo and was previously named the 2012-2013 West Fargo School District Teacher of the Year. "Exceptional teachers like Andrea Noonan are essential to preparing the next generation of leaders. Andrea has earned a reputation for working tirelessly to meet the needs of he… Continue Reading


Hoeven Presents Josh Duhamel For Induction Into Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame

MINOT, N.D. -Senator John Hoeven today presented Minot-native Josh Duhamel for induction into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame. Hoeven honored the actor for his charitable work on behalf of Minot and the surrounding communities following last year's flooding. Duhamel, who starred in the "Transformer" film series, helped to raise $1.3 million dollars for flood relief in North Dakota. "In spite of all his fame and accomplishments, Josh remains the same regular guy we knew. He hasn't forgott… Continue Reading


Hoeven Meets with Egyptian Ambassador, Expresses Concern for Security at U.S. Embassy in Cairo and For U.S. Citizens in Egypt

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven met late Thursday with Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Mohamed Tawfik to express his concern for Americans in Egypt and to seek assurances that the Egyptian government will provide strict security to the U.S. embassy in Cairo, and also to United States citizens living or traveling in Egypt. Hoeven was in Egypt in February with Senator John McCain to help secure the release of North Dakota native Staci Haag and 19 other Americans who were working for non… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Coal Ash Measure Passes House, Has Bipartisan Support in Senate, Needs to Come To Senate Floor

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said a bipartisan measure he introduced in the Senate to ensure the safe and efficient recycling of coal ash has bipartisan support in the Senate and needs to come to the Senate floor for a vote before the end of the year. The proposal passed the U.S. House of Representatives today as part of a comprehensive package of energy legislation. That package also included Representative Rick Berg's regional haze bill that will enable states to properly manage visi… Continue Reading


Delegation Meets with BIA Officials on Corrective Action Plan for Spirit Lake Social Services

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad and Congressman Rick Berg met Wednesday with Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Del Laverdure, Bureau of Indian Affairs Administrator Mike Black, and other federal officials to review progress on the agency's plans to assume administration of the social services program on the Spirit Lake reservation. The purpose of the meeting was to review steps the agency is taking to ensure child safety on the reservation. The delegation emphasize… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on U.S. Air Force 65th Birthday

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in observance of the 65th birthday of the United States Air Force: "For 65 years the United States Air Force has defended and protected our nation with honor and courage. Today, as we mark the Air Force's birthday, we commend our servicemen and women for their service and sacrifice. Our airmen and women represent the best of our country, and we honor their unwavering commitment and perseverance to defending freedom at hom… Continue Reading


Hoeven Introduces Empower States Act to Boost Domestic Oil and Gas Production, Grow U.S. Economy, Create Jobs

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he will introduce the Empower States Act this week, a measure that will put states first in the regulation of hydraulic fracturing. Every state's geology is different and nobody knows better than local experts and authorities how best to protect their own environment, Hoeven said. Joining Hoeven for the announcement in Bismarck was cosponsor and ranking member on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Alaska Senator Lisa … Continue Reading


Delegation Statement on the BIA's Assumption of Administration of Spirit Lake Reservation's Social Services Program

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven, Kent Conrad and Congressman Rick Berg today issued the following statement following the Bureau of Indian Affairs' announcement that the agency will assume administration of social services programs on the Spirit Lake reservation: "Throughout the spring and summer, we have engaged with officials of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Indian Health Service and the Spirit Lake Tribal government in an effort to address ongoing allegations of child abuse and neglect… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Delta Will Begin Air Service Between Williston and Minneapolis-St.Paul

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Delta Air Lines is adding twice-daily, nonstop regional jet service between Williston and Minneapolis-St. Paul beginning in November. Williston Airport boardings from August 2010 to August 2012 increased by 119 percent. Hoeven has been working with Delta and other major carriers to increase the level and quality of service in Williston and other communities across the state to meet the needs of North Dakota's growing economy and increasi… Continue Reading

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