Burgum, Dayton appoint diversion task force members, set first meetingWednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:45am
Gov. Burgum and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced the formation of a new Task Force to develop design principles and concept-level engineering solutions to achieve balanced flood risk management for the Fargo-Moorhead region, including upstream, downstream, and metro-area communities and properties.
Burgum appoints Whelan to Northeast Judicial District judgeshipWednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:06am
Gov. Burgum has appointed former Walsh County prosecutor Barbara Whelan to a judgeship in the Northeast Judicial District, effective Oct. 23.
State agencies tackle opioid epidemic with actions resulting from Gov. Burgum’s executive orderWednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:44am
BISMARCK, N.D. – State agencies are expanding the fight against North Dakota’s opioid epidemic through several actions stemming from an executive order signed recently by Gov. Doug Burgum.
2017 North Dakota Governor's Photo Contest Winners SelectedMonday, October 16, 2017 - 4:52pm
Gov. Doug Burgum today recognized the winning photographs and honorable mentions from the 14th annual North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest in a ceremony in Memorial Hall of the North Dakota Capitol building.Gov. Doug Burgum today recognized the winning photographs and honorable mentions from the 14th annual North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest in a ceremony in Memorial Hall of the North Dakota Capitol building.
Governor, Insurance Commissioner issue joint statements on President’s executive order on health careThursday, October 12, 2017 - 3:50pm
Gov. Doug Burgum and Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread issued joint statements in response to President Trump signing an executive order directing the Secretaries of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury to consider issuing guidance and regulations for expanding access to association health plans (AHPs), health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and short-term medical plans.
Burgum announces 2018 Innovative Education Summit, awards and SB 2186 challengeThursday, October 12, 2017 - 3:33pm
Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the 2018 Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education, to be held in June, along with an Innovative Education challenge and awards that will be presented at the summit. The awards will highlight themes of innovation, collaboration, systems transformation and student leadership.
Burgum announces Innovative Education Task Force membersTuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:00am
Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the members of the Innovative Education Task Force, created by executive order last month to underscore North Dakota’s commitment to leading the nation in innovative education.
Burgum issues statement on EPA proposal to repeal Clean Power PlanMonday, October 9, 2017 - 5:42pm
Gov. Burgum issued a statement after U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced he will sign a proposed rule Tuesday to withdraw the Clean Power Plan emission standards established by the Obama administration for new and existing coal-fired power plants.
Burgum issues statement on denial of presidential major disaster declaration for droughtMonday, October 9, 2017 - 2:21pm
Gov. Burgum released a statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denied North Dakota’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for drought.
Burgum, Sanford congratulate Minot on major downtown infrastructure revitalization projectMonday, October 9, 2017 - 12:53pm
Gov. Doug Burgum and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford today congratulated the city of Minot on the completion of a three-year, nearly $35 million downtown infrastructure improvement project that spans approximately 26 blocks.
Burgum, Dayton agree to form collaborative working group to try to find path forward for F-M Area Diversion ProjectWednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:16pm
Gov. Burgum and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton agreed to form a collaborative working group to try to address the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) concerns about the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project and find a viable path forward for the project.
Burgum proclaims October Energy Awareness Month; announces Energy Awareness campaign and video contestWednesday, October 4, 2017 - 9:26am
Governor Doug Burgum has proclaimed October Energy Awareness Month in North Dakota. This proclamation coincides with a national Energy Awareness campaign promoted by the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC).
Burgum orders flags flown at half-staff for victims of Las Vegas shootingMonday, October 2, 2017 - 10:54am
Gov. Burgum directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Friday, Oct. 6, and encouraged North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, as a mark of respect for the victims of Sunday’s tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Dakota Access donates $15M to pay down loans related to pipeline protest responseThursday, September 28, 2017 - 5:55pm
Dakota Access Pipeline LLC has donated $15 million to the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (DES) to help retire debt incurred by the state as a result of its response to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, Gov. Doug Burgum announced.
Burgum, Baesler Name Fargo South's Leah Juelke as North Dakota Teacher of the Year for 2018Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:48pm
Gov. Doug Burgum and state Superintendent Kirsten Baesler today announced Leah Juelke, an English Language (EL) instructor at Fargo South High School, as the North Dakota Teacher of the Year for 2018.
Governor, First Lady host Recovery Reinvented to address addiction, inspire innovative recovery optionsTuesday, September 26, 2017 - 2:56pm
Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum today announced several initiatives and awards as they hosted Recovery Reinvented, a daylong event at the Bismarck Event Center focused on ways to reinvent addiction recovery through innovative implementation in North Dakota.
Burgum, Baesler applaud Presidential Memo aimed at expanding access to STEM educationMonday, September 25, 2017 - 5:40pm
Gov. Burgum and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler applauded a Presidential Memorandum aimed at expanding access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and recognizing the important role it plays in developing a new generation of citizens contributing to the American economy.
Burgum joins Consul General Khawar Nasim for celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversaryFriday, September 22, 2017 - 5:38pm
Gov. Burgum joined Consul General of Canada Khawar Nasim during an event in Fargo to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary and North Dakota’s strong relationship with its neighbor and trade partner to the north.
Governor, First Lady host reunion for first families to reminisce on 57 years of life in governor’s residenceThursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:28pm
Gov. Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum hosted former governors and their families during a reception at the governor’s residence, reminiscing on time spent in the home before it’s replaced by a new residence.
Burgum celebrates MDU’s $13.8M investment in pipeline for Bobcat, Gwinner areaThursday, September 21, 2017 - 5:26pm
Gov. Burgum joined officials from Bobcat Co. and Montana-Dakota Utilities (MDU) to celebrate the announcement of a new pipeline that will supply the Bobcat factory in Gwinner with reliable natural gas service for years to come.
Investiture ceremony held for N.D. Supreme Court Justice Jon J. JensenWednesday, September 20, 2017 - 4:39pm
Gov. Burgum celebrated the newest member of the North Dakota Supreme Court during a formal investiture ceremony to install Justice Jon J. Jensen.
Burgum meets with city leaders in Beulah, Hazen on Main Street InitiativeTuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:58pm
Gov. Burgum met with community leaders and residents in Beulah and Hazen, kicking off a series of meetings on his Main Street Initiative to determine how the state can best assist communities in promoting smart, efficient infrastructure development and creating healthy, vibrant main streets to help attract and retain a skilled workforce.
Burgum statement on discussion with Gov. Mark Dayton about F-M diversionTuesday, September 19, 2017 - 5:21pm
Gov. Burgum issued a statement after a phone call with Gov. Dayton about the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project, saying it was encouraging that they agreed on the need to work together and try to find a path forward for the project.
Burgum orders state agencies to fly POW/MIA flagsFriday, September 15, 2017 - 10:16am
Gov. Doug Burgum today directed all government agencies to fly the POW/MIA flag in observance of POW/MIA Recognition Day.
Burgum presents Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Public ServiceTuesday, September 12, 2017 - 3:55pm
Gov. Doug Burgum has announced the recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Public Service, recognizing team members for the positive impact they have made for North Dakota citizens.
Burgum announces creation of Innovative Education Task Force, seeks applicants to serveTuesday, September 12, 2017 - 3:24pm
Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the creation of the Innovative Education Task Force to underscore North Dakota’s commitment to leading the nation in innovative education.
Burgum meets with Cabinet officials on drought relief and other N.D. prioritiesThursday, September 7, 2017 - 3:50pm
Gov. Burgum met with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to advocate for drought relief and other North Dakota priorities, continuing to build on the collaborative relationship with Cabinet officials in the Trump administration.
Burgum joins President Trump in call for major tax reform, applauds using North Dakota as example for nationWednesday, September 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Gov. Burgum joined President Donald Trump today in calling for major tax reform to ease the burden on hardworking Americans, spur business investment and job creation and help rebuild U.S. cities and towns.
Burgum to welcome President Trump to North Dakota; agrees on need for tax reformTuesday, September 5, 2017 - 9:47pm
Gov. Burgum issued a statement as he prepared to welcome President Donald Trump to Bismarck-Mandan on Wednesday during his first visit to North Dakota as commander-in-chief.
Burgum applauds Zinke’s appointment of Sanford and Helms to Royalty Policy CommitteeFriday, September 1, 2017 - 4:18pm
Gov. Burgum applauded the announcement by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to appoint Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford and North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms to the Department of the Interior’s Royalty Policy Committee.
Schoenfish named Chief People Officer to drive strategic human resources practices and culture initiativesFriday, September 1, 2017 - 11:28am
Gov. Burgum has announced the hiring of Cheri Schoenfish as state government’s first Chief People Officer (CPO), seeking to build upon a culture of high-performing, citizen-focused team members and transform and unify human resources practices.
Burgum emphasizes need for dialogue, cooperative solutions at first meeting of Tribal Taxation Issues CommitteeThursday, August 31, 2017 - 5:38pm
Gov. Doug Burgum today emphasized the need for dialogue with Native American tribes in North Dakota and a commitment to finding workable solutions grounded in respect and understanding as he led the first meeting of the interim Tribal Taxation Issues Committee.
Burgum extends hours of service, weight restriction waivers for second timeSaturday, August 26, 2017 - 8:00am
Gov. Burgum has issued an updated executive order extending waivers for hours of service and weight limit restrictions for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting hay, water and livestock to help livestock producers battling drought conditions.
Burgum meets with Spirit Lake Nation leaders, continues tribal engagementFriday, August 25, 2017 - 4:25pm
Gov. Burgum met today with Spirit Lake Nation leaders in St. Michael as part of ongoing engagement with Native American tribes across North Dakota.
Burgum announces higher 2015-17 ending fund balance, cautions budgeting challenges remainFriday, August 25, 2017 - 4:31pm
The state’s general fund ended the 2015-17 budget cycle with about $66 million more than projected, but Gov. Burgum cautioned budgeting for next biennium will be tight unless revenues significantly improve.
Burgum requests presidential major disaster declaration for summer storm damageFriday, August 25, 2017 - 3:10pm
Gov. Burgum has requested a presidential major disaster declaration for extensive storm damage sustained by infrastructure, farmsteads and ranches in July.
Additional $500,000 made available for Livestock Water Supply Program to help ranchers impacted by droughtThursday, August 24, 2017 - 4:37pm
The State Water Commission has approved an additional $500,000 for its Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Program to help ranchers impacted by drought conditions, Gov. Burgum announced .
Burgum, cabinet officials and Spirit Lake Nation leaders to participate in media availabilityThursday, August 24, 2017 - 3:39pm
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, cabinet officials and Spirit Lake Nation leaders will participate in a media availability at the Spirit Lake Casino on Friday, Aug. 25.
Emergency Hay Transportation Assistance Program announced for livestock producers impacted by droughtTuesday, August 22, 2017 - 3:48pm
Gov. Burgum and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring have announced the availability of an emergency hay transportation program. The $1.5 million grant program will help reimburse a portion of hay transportation expenses to eligible producers impacted by the drought.
Burgum thanks departing Giesen for work as Job Service ND executive director, appoints Kommer in interimTuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:50am
Gov. Burgum expressed his gratitude for Job Service North Dakota Executive Director Cheri Giesen after she resigned from the position to pursue other opportunities.
Registration now open for ‘Recovery Reinvented’ event hosted by Governor and First Lady on Sept. 26 in BismarckMonday, August 21, 2017 - 11:20am
Gov. Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum are inviting the general public, Native American communities, business and community leaders, behavioral health providers, university and college representatives, health care providers and administrators, addiction recovery advocates, faith-based communities, first responders, law enforcement, families and more to attend “Recovery Reinvented” on Sept. 26 in Bismarck.
Severe summer storm disaster declared for three ND countiesThursday, August 17, 2017 - 6:01pm
Gov. Burgum has declared a severe summer storm disaster for Bowman, Dunn and Slope counties and asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for additional time to request a major disaster declaration.
Burgum, Goehring to host drought meetings next week in Stanley and BeachFriday, August 18, 2017 - 4:09pm
Gov. Burgum and state Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring will continue their series of drought meetings next week with town hall events in Stanley and Beach, where state agencies will provide informational resources for farmers, ranchers and other North Dakotans impacted by extreme drought conditions.
Newly appointed State Water Commission to meet next week, address issue raised by attorney general’s officeWednesday, August 16, 2017 - 2:27pm
Newly appointed members of the State Water Commission will meet for the first time next week and are expected to address an issue raised about the appointment process and recent action to help drought-stricken ranchers.
State, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe collaborate on elk seasonTuesday, August 15, 2017 - 5:09pm
Gov. Burgum and Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that directs state and tribal authorities on regulating an elk hunting season within the Standing Rock Reservation.
Burgum appoints Dosch to chair NDPERS board; thanks Strinden for service, congratulates Collins on retirementTuesday, August 15, 2017 - 3:27pm
Gov. Burgum has appointed Mark Dosch of Bismarck to chair the Board of Trustees for the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System (NDPERS), while also recognizing outgoing chairman Jon Strinden for his service and congratulating NDPERS Executive Director Sparb Collins on his upcoming retirement.
Burgum, MHA tribal leaders meet to discuss areas of opportunityMonday, August 14, 2017 - 6:30pm
Gov. Doug Burgum and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford met Friday with Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara (MHA) Nation Chairman Mark Fox and other tribal leaders in New Town, N.D. to identify areas of opportunity for government-to-government collaboration on issues ranging from water rights, taxes and law enforcement to addiction, historic sites and tourism.
Burgum appoints seven members to State Water CommissionThursday, August 10, 2017 - 4:18pm
Gov. Burgum has appointed seven members to the State Water Commission, bringing a broad variety of experience in flood protection, water supply and other water issues to the board.
Burgum orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of Willow City man who died at Pearl HarborThursday, August 10, 2017 - 2:59pm
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 Sunday, Aug. 13, in observance of the burial of Navy Fireman 1st Class Lawrence Fecho.
Hosting EPA Administrator Pruitt, Burgum urges state flexibility on WOTUS, applauds federal cooperationWednesday, August 9, 2017 - 4:25pm
Gov. Burgum hosted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt during his first visit to North Dakota, encouraging him to continue the cooperative approach between the state and federal government on water, agriculture and energy issues.
Burgum requests presidential major disaster declaration for severe drought impacting North DakotaMonday, August 7, 2017 - 7:51pm
Gov. Burgum has requested a presidential major disaster declaration based on severe drought conditions that continue to plague farmers, ranchers and other residents across much of North Dakota.
Burgum orders reinstatement of McKenzie County SheriffFriday, August 4, 2017 - 3:13pm
Gov. Burgum has ordered the reinstatement of McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger to the position of sheriff, as recommended by Special Commissioner Karen Klein.
State agencies to offer drought resources at town hall meeting Monday in Mott with Burgum, GoehringThursday, August 3, 2017 - 1:54pm
Multiple state agencies will provide informational resources for farmers, ranchers and other North Dakotans impacted by extreme drought conditions during a town hall meeting Monday, Aug. 7, in Mott, N.D., hosted by Gov. Burgum and state Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.
Burgum to host EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt at roundtable discussions in Fargo, Grand ForksWednesday, August 2, 2017 - 5:09pm
Gov. Doug Burgum will host U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt next week at meetings in Fargo and Grand Forks during Pruitt’s first trip to North Dakota as a Cabinet-rank official in the Trump administration.
Burgum extends hours of service, weight restriction waiversFriday, July 28, 2017 - 3:30pm
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Burgum declares drought disaster for counties and tribal nations as extreme conditions spreadThursday, July 27, 2017 - 9:58am
https://www.governor.nd.gov/media-center/executive-ordersGov. Burgum has declared a drought disaster for nearly all of North Dakota, paving the way for additional response and assistance from state and federal agencies.
Burgum waives hauling permit fees to help drought-stricken ranchersSaturday, July 22, 2017 - 4:32pm
BISMARCK, N.D. – As part of ongoing efforts to help farmers and ranchers hit hard by extreme drought conditions, Gov.
$500,000 released for livestock water supply program; Burgum applauds release of additional CRP acresThursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:11pm
Gov. Burgum voted with the State Water Commission to release an additional $500,000 for the Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Program to assist ranchers dealing with harsh drought conditions.
Burgum, Cramer lead TV White Space initiative promoting new wireless broadband technology in rural AmericaWednesday, July 19, 2017 - 9:59am
Gov. Burgum and Congressman Kevin Cramer announced they will begin circulating letters for signature within the House of Representatives and across all 50 states to encourage the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt new spectrum standards so a breakthrough high-speed wireless broadband technology can be made available across the United States, and specifically rural America.
Burgum Appoints Judge Jon Jensen to ND Supreme CourtWednesday, July 12, 2017 - 4:54pm
Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the appointment of Judge Jon Jensen to the North Dakota Supreme Court. Jensen’s appointment fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Justice Carol Kapsner. Kapsner, who has served since Nov. 2, 1998, announced her resignation in April after nearly 18 years on the state’s highest court.
Burgum, Goehring offer support for hard-hit ranchers as drought worsens and wildfires intensifyWednesday, July 12, 2017 - 3:07pm
Gov. Burgum and State Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring pledged today to use every available tool to help drought-stricken ranchers outlast the current crisis and protect North Dakotans affected by intensifying wildfires. The governor signed an executive order to assist the transport of hay, water and livestock and announced additional funding for a livestock water supply cost-share program.
Presidential Disaster Issued For Communities Impacted By Spring FloodingWednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:14am
Gov. Doug Burgum today received notification that a presidential disaster declaration has been issued for the 10 counties and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Reservation that were affected by spring flooding.
Burgum waives hours of service, weight restrictions to help drought-stricken ranchers; applauds CRP emergency hayingMonday, July 10, 2017 - 5:37pm
Gov. Burgum has signed an executive order waiving hours of service restrictions for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting hay, water and livestock to help livestock producers battling harsh drought conditions. The order also eases weight limits for those hauling hay and water to support drought-stricken ranchers.
Burgum appoints Clark, Hurly to district judgeshipsFriday, July 7, 2017 - 12:39pm
Gov. Burgum has appointed Cass County prosecutor Cherie Clark and Devils Lake attorney Michael Hurly to district judgeships, effective Aug. 7.
Burgum appoints former MnDOT commissioner Sorel to lead NDDOTFriday, July 7, 2017 - 10:13am
Gov. Burgum has appointed Thomas Sorel, a former Minnesota Department of Transportation commissioner with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, to lead the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) starting Aug. 7.
Burgum adds five counties to Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Program; urges caution over July 4th holidayFriday, June 30, 2017 - 4:23pm
Gov. Doug Burgum today amended his June 22 Executive Order on drought assistance for livestock producers, expanding coverage by five counties in response to the June 29 U.S. Drought Monitor.
Burgum issues statement on move by EPA, Army to rescind ‘Waters of the U.S.’ ruleTuesday, June 27, 2017 - 1:28pm
Gov. Burgum said the move to rescind the “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule is "a welcome step toward a rule recognizing that states are best positioned to protect, manage and regulate their own waters."
Burgum proclaims statewide fire and drought emergency, orders state agencies to maintain high readinessMonday, June 26, 2017 - 6:38pm
Gov. Burgum's executive order activates the State Emergency Operations Plan and authorizes the adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard to activate the Guard if needed to support local and tribal governments.
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.