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Published November 05, 2010, 11:08 AM

Hoeven to Resign December 7

Gov. John Hoeven says he'll resign Dec. 7, during the North Dakota Legislature's organizational session.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Gov. John Hoeven says he'll resign Dec. 7, during the North Dakota Legislature's organizational session.

Hoeven says a ceremony will be held at midday Dec. 7 to formally transfer authority to Lt. Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

Hoeven was elected to the U.S. Senate this week. He'll take his oath of office in early January.

The Legislature's three-day organizational session begins Dec. 6. It ends shortly after the governor gives his budget recommendations to the Legislature. Dalrymple will be giving the budget address on Dec. 8.

Dalrymple on Thursday named former North Dakota U.S. attorney and Hoeven aide Drew Wrigley as his own successor. Wrigley will become lieutenant governor when Dalrymple takes over as governor.

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