BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple is appointing a new state transportation director.
Dalrymple scheduled a midmorning news conference on Wednesday to announce his appointment.
The person will succeed Francis Ziegler, who retired last November after working for the Department of Transportation for 42 years, the last six as director.
Deputy Director Grant Levi has been serving as the interim head.
The state DOT employs more than 1,000 people.