Burgum welcomes release of CRP acres for haying to help ranchers hurt by droughtFriday, June 23, 2017 - 5:14pm
Gov. Burgum applauded the decision by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue authorizing emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program lands to assist livestock producers in drought-stricken areas of North Dakota.
Burgum declares drought emergency allowing aid for livestock producers; NDResponse.gov launches drought pageThursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:10pm
Gov. Burgum today declared a drought emergency that allows the State Water Commission to reactivate a water supply assistance program for livestock producers in 26 counties experiencing moderate to extreme drought.
Burgum thanks State Water Commission members for their service, opens positions for applicationsThursday, June 22, 2017 - 6:52pm
Gov. Burgum thanked the members of the State Water Commission for their decades of service and contributions to water resource management in North Dakota.
Burgum orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of Fessenden man who died at Pearl HarborThursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:16am
Gov. Doug Burgum today directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, June 24, in observance of the interment of fallen Gunners Mate 1st Class Arthur C. Neuenschwander.
Burgum congratulates Sanford Health on new Sanford Medical Center in FargoWednesday, June 21, 2017 - 5:28pm
Gov. Burgum attended the grand opening celebration for the new Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, congratulating North Dakota’s largest private employer on the completion of its $494 million, 1-million-square-foot facility – one of the largest private industry construction projects in the history of the Dakotas.
Governor, First Lady announce Recovery Reinvented eventTuesday, June 13, 2017 - 12:33pm
Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum are inviting addiction recovery advocates, behavioral health providers, business and community leaders, faith-based organizations, families, first responders, health care providers and administrators, law enforcement, Native American communities, university and college representatives and more to save the date for Recovery Reinvented on Sept. 26, 2017, in Bismarck.
Burgum orders flags flown at half-staff on June 10 in honor of WWII soldier's burialFriday, June 9, 2017 - 4:47pm
Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, June 10, in observance of the interment of fallen Marine Field Music 1st Class Warren G. Nelson, who fought and died 74 years ago in the Pacific Theater of World War II.
Burgum appoints seven members to Initiated and Referred Measure Study CommissionFriday, June 9, 2017 - 2:48pm
Gov. Burgum has appointed seven citizen members to the newly formed Initiated and Referred Measure Study Commission.
Governor's summit brings optimism for education innovation, concludes with task force announcementFriday, June 9, 2017 - 9:30am
At the first Governor's Summit on Innovative Education, State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, educators and state lawmakers expressed optimism that a new state law will foster a culture of innovation that will inspire students and educators and position North Dakota as a leader in education.
Burgum urges ‘innovation, not regulation’ during White House meeting on infrastructureFriday, June 9, 2017 - 9:02am
During a roundtable meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday, Gov. Burgum said “innovation, not regulation” is the right direction for rebuilding and expanding the nation’s infrastructure.
Burgum accepts invitation to White House for meeting on infrastructure with senior administration officialsMonday, June 5, 2017 - 2:52pm
Gov. Burgum has accepted an invitation from the White House to meet Thursday with President Trump, senior administration officials, fellow governors, mayors and other stakeholders on ways to improve the nation’s infrastructure through partnerships.
Burgum forms UAS Detection and Counter-UAS Task Force to position North Dakota as leader in growing fieldWednesday, May 31, 2017 - 9:44am
Gov. Burgum has announced the creation of a task force dedicated to supporting the development of technologies to detect Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and counter the nefarious use of UAS.
Burgum orders flags flown at half-staff on Memorial DayThursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:07pm
Gov. Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Monday until noon in observance of Memorial Day.
Burgum discusses key topics with CBP Acting Commissioner McAleenanThursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:08pm
Gov. Burgum met with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan to discuss a variety of topics related to border security, cross-border trade and travel, and overall coordination and collaboration between CBP and North Dakota.
Burgum announces nationally recognized presenters for Innovative Education SummitThursday, May 25, 2017 - 8:40am
Gov. Doug Burgum has announced the nationally recognized speakers who are participating in the first Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education in Bismarck on June 8 at Legacy High School.
Foundation gives state control of endowment to maintain Lewis & Clark Interpretive CenterWednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:50am
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum thanked the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation for transferring control of a nearly $700,000 endowment trust to the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department to support ongoing maintenance of the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn.
Burgum initiates dialogue with industry, agency officials to improve pipeline safetyTuesday, May 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Gov. Doug Burgum gathered oil and gas company representatives, agency officials and other stakeholders to discuss best practices and latest technologies for transporting crude oil and produced water in North Dakota and to improve monitoring, leak detection and communication of spills.
Burgum announces retirement of Department of Financial Institutions Commissioner Robert EntringerMonday, May 22, 2017 - 3:35pm
North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions Commissioner Robert Entringer will retire Nov. 30, Gov. Doug Burgum announced, extending his gratitude to Entringer for his 35 years with the department.
Burgum waives hours of service for anhydrous haulersFriday, May 19, 2017 - 5:29pm
Gov. Doug Burgum has signed an emergency executive order granting a waiver of hours of service for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting anhydrous ammonia fertilizer.
Burgum declares flood disaster for 10 counties, Turtle Mountain reservationFriday, May 19, 2017 - 5:05pm
Gov. Doug Burgum has declared a flood disaster for 10 counties and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indian Reservation in response to spring flooding across portions of northern North Dakota.
Burgum disappointed in vote on BLM flaring and venting ruleWednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:40pm
Gov. Burgum released a statement after the U.S. Senate voted 51-49 to reject a resolution of disapproval for the Bureau of Land Management’s “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation” rule, commonly known as the flaring and venting rule.
Burgum announces retirement of NDDOT Director Grant Levi, thanks him for many years of serviceFriday, May 5, 2017 - 3:37pm
Gov. Burgum has announced the retirement of North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Grant Levi, extending his gratitude to Levi for his dedication and contribution to the state’s transportation system over more than three decades.
Burgum completes bill signings, uses vetoes to cut spending and protect executive branch authorityWednesday, May 3, 2017 - 9:16am
BISMARCK, N.D. (May 3, 2017) – Gov. Doug Burgum has signed the remaining bills from the recently adjourned 2017 legislative session, exercising his veto authority on nine additional bills to reduce spending and protect executive branch authority and the flexibility needed to reinvent government.
Burgum welcomes federal funding for DAPL costs, seeks presidential disaster declarationMonday, May 1, 2017 - 4:51pm
Gov. Burgum welcomed news that North Dakota will receive up to $15 million in federal funding to partially reimburse the state for costs resulting from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests.
Burgum: Session funds priorities, leaves state well-positioned for the futureThursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:19pm
North Dakota is well-positioned for the future with a leaner, more efficient state government and smaller budget that provides permanent property tax relief, fully funds K-12 education and uses innovative approaches to support other priorities, Gov. Doug Burgum said after the 65th Legislative Assembly adjourned sine die.
Burgum signs landmark legislation creating permanent property tax reliefWednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:32pm
Gov. Burgum has signed landmark legislation creating permanent, sustainable property tax relief by transitioning county social services costs to the state.
Supreme Court Justice Carol Ronning Kapsner submits resignation noticeTuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:45pm
North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Carol Ronning Kapsner submitted her notice of resignation to Gov. Doug Burgum, who thanked her for more than 18 years of exceptional service on the state’s highest court.
Burgum signs landmark Justice Reinvestment bill; officials highlight reforms to corrections, behavioral healthFriday, April 21, 2017 - 2:40pm
ov. Burgum has signed justice reinvestment legislation and additional bills that together form a comprehensive plan to provide support for people suffering from behavioral health issues and substance abuse while substantially reducing corrections costs.
Burgum seeks applicants for commission that will study ballot measure processThursday, April 20, 2017 - 9:16am
Gov. Doug Burgum has signed Senate Bill 2135 and is now seeking applicants for the Initiated and Referred Measure Study Commission created by the legislation.
Burgum signs proclamation commemorating 20th anniversary of Red River floodTuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:38pm
Gov. Burgum signed a proclamation commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 1997 Red River flood.
Burgum declares emergency for additional counties experiencing floodingFriday, April 14, 2017 - 5:13pm
Gov. Burgum has signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency for nine counties experiencing spring flooding in northern North Dakota.
Burgum shares health care reform ideas with HHS Secretary PriceThursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:29pm
Gov. Burgum shared his ideas about how health care reform can improve patient care and reduce costs during a phone call with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price.
Burgum, Baesler applaud innovative education billTuesday, April 11, 2017 - 3:12pm
Gov. Burgum, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler, state legislators and others took part in a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 2186, which promotes innovative approaches to education in North Dakota.
Burgum signs bill creating Department of Environmental QualityFriday, April 7, 2017 - 4:26pm
Gov. Burgum signed legislation separating the Environmental Health Section from the North Dakota Department of Health to create a standalone Department of Environmental Quality.
Burgum appoints Melissa Baker to lead Parks and Recreation DepartmentTuesday, April 4, 2017 - 11:37am
Gov. Burgum has appointed Melissa Baker, the assistant administrator and chief of operations for Montana State Parks, to lead the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department.
North Dakota among seven states selected for Rural Health Learning CollaborativeFriday, March 31, 2017 - 4:59pm
North Dakota and six other states will participate in a new collaborative to identify and deploy strategies to improve access to high-quality, cost-effective health care in rural America, the National Governors Association announced.
Burgum, Sanford attend opening of new McKenzie County Combined Law Enforcement CenterFriday, March 31, 2017 - 12:58pm
Gov. Burgum congratulated project officials, saying the facility provides much-needed space and is a great example of how government agencies can achieve efficiencies when they work together to solve common problems.
Burgum vetoes House Bill 1153, citing intrusion upon executive branch authorityMonday, March 27, 2017 - 1:04pm
BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Doug Burgum today vetoed the following bill:
House Bill 1153 – An act to amend and reenact section 54-06-31 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to state employee recruitment and retention bonus programs.
Burgum declares state of emergency for Walsh County based on flood threatFriday, March 24, 2017 - 5:04pm
Gov. Burgum has issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency for Walsh County based on the threat of major flooding. The county and the city of Grafton have been working together the past month to prepare for potential record flooding .
Burgum signs “constitutional carry” bill into lawThursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:48pm
BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Doug Burgum today signed legislation allowing law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed handgun if they have possessed a valid North Dakota driver’s license or state ID card for at least a year.
Burgum renews safety alliance for five yearsTuesday, March 21, 2017 - 4:31pm
Gov. Burgum has signed an agreement extending for five years an alliance aimed at promoting greater workplace safety in the oil and gas industry.
Burgum appoints Shawn Riley to lead ITD as chief information officerFriday, March 10, 2017 - 11:15am
Governor Burgum has appointed Shawn Riley to be the state’s chief information officer and lead the North Dakota Information Technology Department (ITD).
Governor presents revenue forecast to legislators, says difficult decisions aheadThursday, March 9, 2017 - 2:42pm
Gov. Burgum presented updated revenue projections for the remainder of the 2015-2017 biennium and a new revenue forecast for 2017-2019, both of which predict substantially less revenue than the conservative assumptions adopted by legislators in January.
Burgum appoints Kroshus to Public Service CommissionWednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:52pm
Gov. Burgum appointed Brian Kroshus to the North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC), emphasizing his background as a business and community leader and his experience in looking out for the public interest.
North Dakota ranked fourth-best state by U.S. News & World ReportTuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:23am
North Dakota has been recognized as the overall fourth-best state in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever “Best States” rankings.
Burgum meets with President Trump on health care, gives update on protestsMonday, February 27, 2017 - 11:34pm
Gov. Burgum participated in a meeting with President Donald Trump and other governors from across the nation to discuss how to improve the U.S. health care system and redefine the federal government’s relationship with the states.
Burgum signs bills into law to protect landowner rights, deter criminal activityFriday, February 24, 2017 - 5:18pm
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum on Thursday signed four bills designed to protect landowner rights, deter criminal activity and expand the ability to appoint outside law enforcement officers to assist North Dakota agencies.
Burgum participates in health care reform meeting with Texas Congressman Mike BurgessWednesday, February 22, 2017 - 5:10pm
Gov. Burgum participated in a health care reform meeting Wednesday with Congressman Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Congressman Mike Burgess, R-Texas, who will be one of the chief architects as Congress works to repeal and replace the deeply flawed Affordable Care Act.
Burgum issues emergency evacuation orderWednesday, February 15, 2017 - 7:31pm
Gov. Doug Burgum signed an emergency evacuation order out of concern for the safety of people who are residing on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land in southern Morton County and to avoid an ecological disaster to the Missouri River.
Burgum appoints Dr. Casey Ryan to Board of Higher EducationTuesday, February 14, 2017 - 9:43pm
Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Dr. Casey Ryan of Grand Forks to the North Dakota Board of Higher Education.
Burgum reappoints Neset to Board of Higher EducationTuesday, February 14, 2017 - 9:40pm
BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum today reappointed Kathleen Neset of Tioga to the North Dakota Board of Higher Education.
Burgum announces co-op's plans for soybean processing plant at SpiritwoodThursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:08am
Gov. Doug Burgum and leaders of Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP) and its subsidiary North Dakota Soybean Processors (NDSP) announced that MnSP is taking steps toward construction of a $240 million soybean processing plant – the first of its kind in North Dakota – at Spiritwood, N.D.
Benjamen Johnson appointed to judgeship in Northwest Judicial DistrictSaturday, February 4, 2017 - 11:15pm
Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Tioga attorney Benjamen J. Johnson to a judgeship in the Northwest Judicial District, effective March 13.
Burgum appoints Christopher Jones to lead Department of Human ServicesFriday, February 3, 2017 - 10:44pm
Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed health care executive Christopher D. Jones to lead the Department of Human Services, putting a proven strategic planner in charge of North Dakota’s largest state agency.
Mylynn Tufte appointed State Health Officer, will lead Department of HealthWednesday, February 1, 2017 - 3:05pm
Health management executive and former critical care nurse Mylynn Tufte will serve as North Dakota’s next State Health Officer, bringing an extensive clinical, business and technology background to the top leadership role in the Department of Health, Gov. Doug Burgum announced Wednesday.
Burgum appoints entrepreneur Jay Schuler to lead North Dakota Department of CommerceFriday, January 27, 2017 - 1:07pm
BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday appointed GIANT Sunflower Seeds co-founder Jay Schuler to lead the North Dakota Department of Commerce, citing Schuler’s successful track record as a job creator and entrepreneur for more than 40 years.
Burgum meets with tribal, camp leadersThursday, January 26, 2017 - 1:20pm
Gov. Burgum and Lt. Gov. Sanford met Wednesday night with tribal leaders and representatives of the main Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp to listen and discuss emptying the camp before spring flooding, ensuring safety and preventing the camp’s population from swelling.
Burgum signs first bill as governorWednesday, January 25, 2017 - 7:35pm
Gov. Doug Burgum has signed his first piece of legislation, providing additional borrowing authority to cover law enforcement support costs related to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.
Governor, state agencies unveil efforts to provide timely information on disaster and emergency response activitiesWednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:24pm
Gov. Burgum and state officials unveiled a new website, NDResponse.gov, and related social media sites designed to provide information during issues of significant public impact and involving a multi-agency response.
Live Stream of the ND Response Press ConferenceWednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:16pm
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Burgum issues statement about President Trump’s executive action on Dakota Access PipelineTuesday, January 24, 2017 - 2:15pm
Gov. Doug Burgum issued a statement today in response to the executive action by President Donald Trump directing federal agencies to expedite the review and approval process for the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Burgum directs flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Deputy Colt AllerySaturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:53pm
Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies across the state to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in honor of Rolette County Sheriff’s Deputy Colt Allery, who died in the line of duty this past week.
Burgum statement on the death of Rolette County Sheriff's Deputy Colt AlleryThursday, January 19, 2017 - 8:16pm
Gov. Doug Burgum released a statement today regarding the death of Rolette County Sheriff’s Deputy Colt Allery, who was fatally shot in the line of duty Wednesday.
BURGUM PRESENTS BUDGET PROPOSAL TO LEGISLATIVE LEADERSMonday, January 16, 2017 - 6:17pm
Gov. Doug Burgum presented legislative leaders Monday with an executive budget proposal that recommends additional cuts and realigns spending priorities to spur innovation, creativity and the reinvention of government.
BURGUM MEETS WITH FARMERS AND RANCHERS TO HEAR PROTEST-RELATED CONCERNSFriday, January 13, 2017 - 8:46am
BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum, members of his cabinet, District 31 legislators and Morton County officials met with local farmers and ranchers Wednesday in an effort to better understand their perspective and concerns about the impacts of the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline protests.
BURGUM CONCLUDES FIRST ROUND OF MEETINGS WITH TRIBAL NATIONSMonday, January 9, 2017 - 8:32am
BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford have concluded their first round of meetings with leaders of the Native American tribes headquartered in North Dakota as the administration seeks a fresh start to improving dialogue and strengthening relations between state government and tribal nations.
GOVERNOR, FIRST LADY HOST EVENTS FOCUSING ON ADDICTION, TRIBAL RELATIONSThursday, January 5, 2017 - 4:53pm
BISMARCK – Governor Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum brought together health professionals, tribal leaders and others from across the state this week to discuss a collaborative approach to facing addiction in North Dakota communities.
Burgum Delivers 2017 State of the State AddressTuesday, January 3, 2017 - 2:08pm
Governor urges North Dakotans to embrace change; rethink budgeting, education, addiction treatment, tribal relations
BISMARCK – In his first State of the State address, Governor Doug Burgum on Tuesday said the state’s revenue challenge presents an opportunity to reinvent state government and embrace technology to hold down costs and build an economy and workforce for the 21st century.
Burgum to Deliver State of the State AddressFriday, December 30, 2016 - 1:19pm
BISMARCK – Governor Doug Burgum will deliver the State of the State Address to a joint session of the 65th North Dakota Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, January 3, in the House Chamber of the state Capitol in Bismarck.
Burgum, Archambault Stress Cooperation in Bridge TestingFriday, December 23, 2016 - 8:29am
BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum and Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault applauded Thursday’s successful testing of the Backwater Bridge on Highway 1806 as an important step in rebuilding relations between the state and the tribe.
Governor, Standing Rock Chairman Begin Dialogue, Agree to Bridge TestingTuesday, December 20, 2016 - 4:09pm
BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault met Monday to begin establishing direct communication between leadership with the goal of building trust and normalizing relations between the state and tribe.
Burgum directs flags to be flown at half-staff in remembrance of John GlennFriday, December 16, 2016 - 3:29pm
BISMARCK, ND – Gov. Doug Burgum has directed state government agencies and encouraged North Dakotans to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff to honor the memory of astronaut and public servant John Glenn.
Burgum announces Governor’s staff, creates new model to deliver resultsFriday, December 11, 2015 - 4:32pm
As he takes office today, Gov. Doug Burgum has announced a new structure for the Office of the Governor of North Dakota, creating Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrative Officer roles in an effort to make government more efficient and responsive.