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UPDATED WITH VIDEO: In State of the State Address, Burgum calls for action to address workforce challenges, invest in North Dakota’s future

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 3:15pm

WATCH THE VIDEO: Gov. Doug Burgum delivered his 2019 State of the State Address, reflecting on substantial progress made during his first two years in office and outlining an ambitious policy agenda that addresses the state’s workforce challenges, increases accountability and budget transparency and makes major investments in people and projects that will benefit North Dakotans today and well into the future.

Read the speech

* Burgum-Sanford budget and policy handout 

Burgum establishes Lower Pembina River Basin Advisory Board to address water management, flooding issues

Friday, December 28, 2018 - 2:05pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has signed an executive order creating the Lower Pembina River Basin Advisory Board to address water management and flooding issues in the basin and resolve interjurisdictional conflicts with the Canadian province of Manitoba.

VIDEO: Burgum delivers 2019-2021 budget address, emphasizing strategic investments and spending within the state’s means

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:56am

Gov. Doug Burgum released his 2019-2021 Executive Budget, presenting the 66th Legislative Assembly with a plan that creates structural balance, improves transparency and replenishes reserves without any tax increases.

Burgum forms Task Force for Veterans Affairs to ensure governance, services are best positioned to support veterans

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 9:51am

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order creating a task force to assess the current system for supporting military veterans in North Dakota and comprehensively examine how the state’s current resources can be organized to serve veterans most effectively.

Burgum receives Workforce Development Council’s recommendations for addressing workforce shortage

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:26am

Gov. Doug Burgum received an extensive report of recommendations designed to assist in shaping the state’s workforce policy agenda for addressing North Dakota’s workforce shortage and supporting a 21st century workforce to meet current and future needs. 

Burgum declares October Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 9:55am

Gov. Doug Burgum has declared October Cybersecurity Awareness Month to bring awareness to the impact cybersecurity threats have on the security of citizens and the state and the importance of protecting all North Dakotans from cyberthreats.  

Burgum welcomes BOR finding that moves Central North Dakota Water Supply Project forward

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 7:23pm

Gov. Doug Burgum welcomed an announcement that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) has issued a key environmental approval for the Central North Dakota Water Supply Project.

Burgum: Preliminary revenue forecast reaffirms need for conservative approach to 2019-2021 budget

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 8:46am

preliminary revenue forecast released by the state Office of Management and Budget (OMB) underscores the need to budget conservatively while also providing reasons to be cautiously optimistic about the next biennium, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said.

At Drone Focus conference, Burgum highlights collaboration putting North Dakota at leading edge of UAS industry

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 12:30pm

Gov. Doug Burgum opened the fourth annual Drone Focus conference at the Fargo Civic Center by highlighting the strong collaboration that’s propelled North Dakota to the leading edge of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems industry.

Burgum waives hours of service for fertilizer haulers

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 4:02pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed an emergency executive order granting a waiver of hours of service for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting anhydrous ammonia fertilizer.

Burgum participates in Shadow a Student Challenge in Beulah

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 1:20pm

Gov. Doug Burgum made a surprise visit to Beulah High School as part of the Shadow a Student Challenge, learning about current classroom instruction and culture as he continues to support innovation in North Dakota’s K-12 education system.

Burgum: State of the State is one of unlimited promise and potential

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 2:30pm

Watch the Governor's State of the State Address

Gov. Burgum delivered his 2018 State of the State Address at Minot State University, reflecting on the state’s challenges and collective accomplishments during his first year in office and outlining strategies to empower people, improve lives and inspire success.

Burgum declares drought disaster for counties and tribal nations as extreme conditions spread

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 9:58am 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.