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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


Hoeven Marks Completion of Devils Lake Water Supply Project

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the completion of the Devils Lake water supply project, a $19 million comprehensive municipal water system the city has built in partnership with the federal and state government. Although unable to attend due to a previously-scheduled obligation, Hoeven congratulated city official on this accomplishment. The project was necessitated by the expansion of Devils Lake, which has risen by about 30 feet and quadrupled in size since 1993. The new s… Continue Reading


Hoeven, City, State Officials Celebrate Completion of Minot’s 55th St. Northeast Bypass, First Leg of Larger Project

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven was joined by state and city officials today to celebrate the opening of Minot's new 55th Street Northeast Bypass, a seven-mile long stretch of highway that will help reduce traffic congestion and support intermodal shipping for the growing city. Hoeven worked to secure a total of $20 million in U.S. Department of Transportation funding for the $26.4 million project. That included $14.13 million in competitive Tiger II grant funding, which Hoeven worked to make… Continue Reading


Hoeven Marks National Women's Small Business Month at ND Center for Technology and Business

BISMARCK, N.D. - U.S. Senator John Hoeven today spoke at the North Dakota Center for Technology and Business (CTB) Women's Business Summit to mark National Women's Small Business Month and to honor North Dakota's women entrepreneurs for their contributions to the state's dynamic economy. According to the 2007 U.S. Census, almost 25 percent of North Dakota businesses-more than 15,000-are owned by women and contributed more than $1.86 billion to the state's economy. "In North Dakota, we've worked… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Novaspect Break Ground for New Mandan Facility

CENTER, N.D. - U.S. Senator John Hoeven, along with Novaspect Holdings Inc. chief financial officer Mike Franz and other executive team members, today broke ground for Novaspect's new facility in Mandan. Today's groundbreaking marks Novaspect's ongoing efforts to expand in North Dakota. The company has held a sales presence in North Dakota since 1992 and has decided to center its first physical facility in Mandan as an effective means to best serve all regions of the state. "This is great news … Continue Reading


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

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