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Burgum, Goehring to visit flood-affected areas as damage being assessed for federal disaster requests

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 02:30 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and other state officials will meet with local officials and community members on Monday, Oct. 21, in Fargo, Grand Forks and Jamestown and hold a townhall meeting in Fessenden to hear about the impacts of North Dakota’s unusually wet fall and last weekend’s record-breaking early snowstorm and to discuss the state’s response efforts.


Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff in honor of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:20 pm

Categories: all, Flag Directives

Gov. Doug Burgum directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Thursday, Oct. 17, and Friday, Oct. 18, and encouraged North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, as a sign of respect for the memory and longstanding public service of U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, who passed away Oct. 17 at age 68.


Burgum announces members of newly established Children’s Cabinet

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 03:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced the 12 members of the newly established Children’s Cabinet, which will study and coordinate care for children across the three branches of state government and the tribal nations.


Burgum: State Emergency Operations Plan activated, agencies closely monitoring major early winter storm

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 10:15 am

North Dakota’s State Emergency Operations Plan has been activated and state agencies are closely monitoring this winter storm in case local response capabilities become overwhelmed, Gov. Doug Burgum said.


Options for producers sought as wet weather continues

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 04:00 pm

The extensive wet pattern in North Dakota, topped with an early snowstorm, is creating a great deal of anxiety for farmers and ranchers. The state is exploring all possible means of assistance and encouraging those in emotional distress to reach out for help, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Gov. Doug Burgum said  in a joint statement.


Burgum: $561M loan announced by EPA head Wheeler is crucial for Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project; governor, administrator sign MOU

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

Gov. Doug Burgum joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler in announcing that the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project has been invited to apply for a $561 million EPA loan – clearing a major hurdle for a crucial piece of financing for the flood control project. Burgum and Wheeler also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) renewing the commitment to collaboration between the EPA and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC), which Burgum chairs.


Burgum attends signing of U.S.-Japan trade agreements that boost ag exports, digital products

Monday, October 7, 2019 at 03:30 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum joined President Donald Trump, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Japanese Ambassador Shinsuke Sugiyama, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and others for the signing of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement and the U.S.-Japan Digital Trade Agreement at the White House.


Burgum directs flags at half-staff Sunday in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 04:00 pm

Categories: all, Flag Directives

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Sunday, Oct. 6, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.


Burgum: New Williston Basin International Airport is vital to region’s growing population, economy

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 02:45 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum joined local, state and federal officials in celebrating the completion of the new Williston Basin International Airport, calling it vital to the region’s growing population and economy.


Burgum releases statement on renewable fuels agreement announced by EPA and USDA

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 09:30 am

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a new agreement on the Renewable Fuel Standard, addressing the volume of biofuels that must be blended into the nation’s fuel supply.