Saturday, September 03, 2005

Dakota Boys work hard for ND, Hoeven takes credit

Everyone knows that ND is a windy state. It drives most of us crazy, but there is something good about this wind: it produces energy.

The Minot Daily News reported that our Dakota Boys and many other state leaders recently unveiled the up and coming Velva Wind Farm.

This new wind farm will generate 12 megawatts of electricity capable of providing power to 6,000 homes. Not only will this wind farm create ENERGY, it will create JOBS. It will create about 50 jobs in McHenry County.

With the recent passage of the energy bill, I know our Dakota Boys worked hard to extend tax credits for the wind energy industry.

So what has Hoeven been doing? Well, I mean besides getting his picture taken for a billboard…. Was this just another opportunity for Hoeven to take credit for our delegation’s work?

Our Dakota Boys always work hard for ND. They put ND first.

Dakota Boys work hard for ND

Our Dakota Boys are working hard to keep North Dakota communities safe. ND is going to receive over $1 million in crime prevention grants.

The communities receiving grants:

  • Fargo, $141,716
  • Jamestown, $18,941
  • Devils Lake, $17,249

Thanks Dakota Boys for putting ND first!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Conrad works hard for ND farmers

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Dakota Boys Deliver for Grand Forks AFB

In case you missed it, there were two editorials on BRAC this weekend that talk about what a fantastic job the Dakota Boys did for Grand Forks. There’s no doubt that this was a team effort, but there is also no doubt who the leader of this team was: Kent Conrad. He, and they, have done a remarkable job.

On Saturday:

“Grand Forks Air Force Base will keep some tankers for two extra years, boosting the base’s chances of landing an entirely new tanker wing in about 2012. That coupled with the promise of a much-sought-after Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or UAV mission, means the future for Grand Forks and its base looks good…. The fact that [GFAFB] was [not closed and] instead ‘realigned’ on that list was due largely to lobbying by North Dakota’s congressional delegation, governor and others. But you might not have caught the continuing power of that lobbying – the proof that ND’s representatives made the right call in recent weeks, and that the Grand Forks region owes them an enormous debt…. Congratulations to all for a job well done.”

On Sunday:

“At it’s final hearing in Washington, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission gave Grand Forks Air Force Base a new lease on life…. The base will be home to unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs, the fastest growing flying mission in the military…. What an opportunity for Grand Forks. The community should start now to prepare the field for these aircraft, because their numbers and importance are sure to grow.”

Once again, the Dakota Boys delivered for ND. They always put ND first.