VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Members of the North Dakota Department of Transportation and law enforcement officials from Ashley to Wahpeton met here Thursday to announce to the launch of a new program to combat intoxicated driving.
The Regional Driving Under the Influence Task Force Program will start Oct. 1 with required quarterly saturation checkpoints in the southeast Jamestown region, which encompasses Eddy, Foster, Griggs, Stutsman, Barnes, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh and Dickey counties.
Central Valley Health District recently received more than $250,000 to aid a six-county region in the fight against tobacco.
The funding is part of Measure 3, which passed in November 2008. The measure created a trust fund where money is placed by law, said Jeanne Prom, executive director at the Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy.
County social service office employees and North Dakota Department of Human Services employees work to make a difference by helping low-income individuals and families overcome hunger through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program previously named Food Stamps.
The Barnes County Housing Authority and McIntosh Housing Authority were among public housing agencies in North Dakota awarded federal funds, announced Sens. Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan and Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., on Monday.
Xcel Energy plans to build its first North Dakota wind farm, company officials said Friday.
The 150-megawatt farm will be near Merricourt, N.D., in Dickey and McIntosh counties, and should be ready to generate electricity by late 2011.
By Janell Cole, N.D. Capitol Bureau
, November 01, 2008
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