Associated Press, Published January 17 2011
North Dakota Senate GOP leader Stenehjem returns to Capitol
Bismarck Sen. Bob Stenehjem says it was an economic development trip sponsored by a group that promotes business ties between the United States and India.
Stenehjem says he was asked to go as a representative of the State Legislative Leaders Foundation. Stenehjem is vice chairman of the foundation's board of directors.
He missed six days of the Legislature, and he'll be paid his regular $158 daily wage for each day he was absent. Stenehjem says he has no problem being paid because he was away on state business.
Stenehjem says he met a number of Indian executives, and he says his contacts could be helpful to state job creation efforts.
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