North Dakota State University to name building after former Gov. Dalrymple

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North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple waves to the crowd as he is recognized during the Cannon Ball (N.D.) Flag Day Celebration on June 13, 2014, along with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Forum News Service

FARGO — North Dakota State University plans to name a greenhouse after former Gov. Jack Dalrymple, according to state documents.

The State Board of Higher Education will review next month the proposal to rename the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Research Greenhouse after the state’s 32nd governor. If approved, the building will be dubbed the John Stewart Dalrymple III Agricultural Research Greenhouse.

Born in Minneapolis, Dalrymple was a farmer from Casselton, N.D. He served as a Republican legislator from 1985 to 2000 before becoming former Gov. John Hoeven’s lieutenant governor.

Dalrymple took over as governor in 2010 when Hoeven became a U.S. senator. Dalrymple retired from politics in 2016 and was succeeded by Gov. Doug Burgum.

Dalrymple has been praised for his advocacy in the agriculture industry. He was the founding board chairman of the Dakota Growers Pasta Company.


Located on the south side of campus, the greenhouse that will display his name was completed in 2015. It was built for $33.5 million that was funded with state funds and private donations.

It’s used to research plant breeding, genetics, horticulture, entomology and other agricultural-related studies.

April Baumgarten joined The Forum in February 2019 as an investigative reporter. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, N.D., where her family raises Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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