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North Dakota Highway Patrol Maj. Michael Gerhart Jr. (center) takes a reporter's question as Gov. Jack Dalrymple, who appointed Gerhart as patrol superintendent effective July 1, and the retiring superintendent, Col. James Prochniak, listen on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Capitol in Bismarck. Photo by Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service

N.D. Highway Patrol superintendent retiring; Dalrymple announces successor

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BISMARCK – The next superintendent of the North Dakota Highway Patrol said Wednesday he will focus on recruiting quality people for the agency, which has added more than 20 troopers in the past three years as traffic in western counties has increased with oil and gas development.


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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.