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2009-06-01 17:52:00

GBC Asked to Contribute to Implementation of Presidential Biofuels Directive WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In his effort to develop a national biofuels strategy to reduce America's dependence on imported oil, President Barack Obama invited the Governors' Biofuels Coalition to partner with key members of his Administration to achieve his vision for energy independence. In a May 27, 2009, letter to Coalition Chair Gov. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Vice Chair Gov. Chet Culver of Iowa,...

2008-09-16 18:00:29

By BRIAN DUGGAN Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tim Mathern said at a Monday press conference that if elected governor he would not push for a state-owned oil refinery, instead opting for a public-private partnership to fund it. Mathern said he would not take $1.5 billion out of the state's general fund to pay for the refinery, a charge levied by his Republican opponent Gov. John Hoeven. "I think the best way to do it is through the private sector," Mathern said. "If it's a...

2008-08-21 18:00:47

By BRIANGEHRING It seemed appropriate that on a windy morning, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tim Mathern unveiled his four-point plan to make North Dakota the nation's leader in wind energy development. Mathern, a state senator from Fargo, held a press conference in Bismarck on Wednesday at a breezy intersection on North 26th Street. He said that while agriculture remains the "bedrock" of the state's economy, North Dakota hasn't seized the opportunity to become the leader in wind...

2008-07-23 15:00:45

State officials say a new Web site features more than 14,000 available jobs in North Dakota. Gov. John Hoeven says FindJobsND.com is the largest Web site completely dedicated to North Dakota's labor market. He joined Job Service North Dakota Executive Director Maren Daley in announcing it. Officials say the new site's "spidering" feature searches for job listings on other Web sites. Daley says the new site has helped attract more listings and a larger labor pool. - Associated Press...

2008-07-04 18:00:12

By JENNYMICHAEL By JENNYMICHAEL Early Thursday morning, five North Dakota National Guard soldiers took off for California. Disneyland, surfing and other Golden State amenities won't be on the agenda - the soldiers have taken a UH-60 Black Hawk to help fight California wildfires. Gov. John Hoeven on Thursday approved a request from California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to send the National Guard helicopter to join other states in assisting with California's fire problems. "We want to...

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