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Federal Education Review

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August 7, 2009

…a bi-weekly update on U.S. Department of Education activities relevant to the Intergovernmental and Corporate community and other stakeholders



The Obama Administration continues to send a strong message to the nation that now is time to start planning and preparing for the fall flu season and the ongoing HIN1 flu outbreak. The bottom line: under certain conditions, schools may need to close. In those cases, communities will need to have a strategy in place ...

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Information on Wind Towers

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Prairie Bilt Industries, Inc.

720 119th Ave, SE, Luverne, ND 58056

P…(701) 769-2620, F…(701) 796-2797


From: Prairie Bilt Sleds []
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 11:02 PM
To: Mathern, Tim
Subject: videos This is a police officer who tells about the trouble between neighbors.

Wind turbine noise:

Larry Wench is a fire chief in Wisconsin. We have talked with him. This tells the whole story, how the company pushed things through, the noise shadow flicker, ...

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Teacher Education News from Washington

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AACTE Weekly News Briefs | August 4, 2009
. . . delivered to your inbox so you can enjoy up-to-date news on colleges of education, teaching and the classroom, legislation, STEM teacher issues, grants, and upcoming events. Please click on linked headlines for full story.


AACTE Introduces Bookmarking and Content Sharing
AACTE’s web site,, features a new “share” icon on the right blue content column of every page. This feature allows users to bookmark and share AACTE ...

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North Dakota Policy Council

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Dear Tom,

The Northern Plains Heritage Foundation took its circus show to the Burleigh County Commission yesterday. We have it covered below. Also, the interim Higher Education Committee met a couple weeks ago. We have some recommendations for them.

BS Alert: Potter Fools Burleigh County Commission

Let me explain this process another way. Let’s say you catch a burglar who broke into your house and took your couch. You walk over to the burglar and say, “I see what you’re doing. You’re ...

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North Dakota Legislative Higher Education Interim Committee Meeting in Wahpeton

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Tentative Agenda
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Red River Valley Room, Student Center, State College of Science
Wahpeton, North Dakota
8:00 a.m. Call to order
Roll call
Consideration of the minutes of the July 17, 2009, meeting
8:05 a.m. Welcome and comments by Dr. John Richman, President, State College of Science
8:10 a.m. Comments by the chairman regarding the committee meeting, including the focus on
issues affecting two-year campuses
Presentations and ...

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North Dakota Legislative Council Interim Committes

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North Dakota Legislative Council Interim Committees
(2009-10 Interim)


Representative Al Carlson – Chairman
Jim W. Smith – Legislative Council Staff
Merle Boucher
Al Carlson
Chris Griffin
Gary Kreidt
Shirley Meyer
David Monson
Bob Skarphol
Robin Weisz
Lisa Wolf
Robert S. Erbele
Tony Grindberg
Ray Holmberg
David O’Connell
Tracy Potter
Larry J. Robinson
Bob Stenehjem
Rich Wardner

Administrative Rules Committee Judicial Process Committee
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Judiciary Committee
Agriculture Committee Legislative Audit ...

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Staff for the North Dakota Legislators, Housed in Bismarck

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Jim W. Smith – Director

Legal Services:
Jay E. Buringrud – Assistant Director
John Walstad – Code Revisor
Jeffrey N. Nelson – Assistant Code Revisor
John Bjornson – Counsel
L. Anita Thomas – Counsel
Vonette J. Richter – Counsel
Timothy J. Dawson – Counsel
Jennifer S. N. Clark – Counsel

Fiscal Services:
Allen H. Knudson – Legislative Budget Analyst and Auditor
Roxanne Woeste – Assistant Legislative Budget Analyst and ...

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The IP3 Difference

What Sets IP3 Apart from Other IT Security Seminars and Training?

5 Day CISSP® Boot Camp

The boot camps are 5-day comprehensive courses that include our 10-week online training resources for pre- and post-exam support. This gives you the advantage of building a strong foundation prior to sitting for the exam.

You begin by receiving a comprehensive study pack, consisting of self-study manuals, study guides, professional mentoring, and toll free telephone support. We will provide the student ample time to ...

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Journal of Computer Information Systems

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Journal of Computer Information Systems: Call for Papers

The Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS, ISSN 0887-4417) is the flagship journal of the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS published on a quarterly basis. The JCIS is a refereed publication containing articles related to information systems research including innovative and advanced technologies. The aim of JCIS is to provide academically robust papers, research, and critical reviews on the issues associated with computer information systems. It is designed to be ...

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Civic Engagement in Government Audio Session

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Dear Tom Seymour,

For local governments looking to partner with citizens to create better
solutions, join us for the informative 60-minute webinar:

“Civic Engagement in Government: Harness the Power of Public Participation”
Thursday, August 27, 2009 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

Whether it’s budgeting, zoning, or any number of other hot-button issues, local
governments are beginning to realize that involving the public through civic
engagement leads to better solutions. Civic engagement is much more than public
hearings and comment periods at council meetings ? ...

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Hello Everyone,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Region VIII Office invites you to participate in our toll-free Region VIII Medicare Chat with Your Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC). This call will feature HealthData Insights, the RAC for Region D (Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming).

CMS and the featured RAC will give brief presentations, leaving the bulk of the time to answer your questions. Join us and enjoy the opportunity to talk to ...

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Workforce Legislative Meeting in Bismarck

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Tentative Agenda
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Roughrider Room, State Capitol
Bismarck, North Dakota
9:00 a.m. Call to order
Roll call
Review of the Legislative Council supplementary rules of operation and procedure
9:10 a.m. Comments by the chairman regarding responsibilities of the committee
9:15 a.m. Presentation by the Legislative Council staff of background memorandums on the
studies of:
• Technology-based entrepreneurship and economic development best practices,
including a review of the best practices ...

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