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Kenmare awarded $80,000 toward new ambulance

State Land Board funds of $146,000 have been earmarked for two Kenmare organizations and one in Tolley. Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s office announced the energy impact grants Nov. 13 that total more than $12.2 million for western North Dakota.

11/20/13 (Wed)

By Marvin Baker

State Land Board funds of $146,000 have been earmarked for two Kenmare organizations and one in Tolley.

 Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s office announced the energy impact grants Nov. 13 that total more than $12.2 million for western North Dakota.

The money will be used to enhance emergency services and fire districts throughout the state’s 17 oil and gas producing counties.

The local recipient with the largest grant is the city of Kenmare which is being awarded $80,000 for a new ambulance.

For Becky Nelson, this is icing on the cake that will help the community ambulance purchase at least one new vehicle.

“At present we have two ambulances,” Nelson, the president of the Kenmare Ambulance said. “They’re both more than 10 years old and each have over 100,000 miles, which is a big factor in getting these grants.”

Nelson said the grant is one of several that gives the program the flexibility to purchase at least one new, and perhaps two new ambulance vehicles.

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