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Burgum, Goehring announce additional water supply programs to help livestock producers battling drought

Friday, July 30, 2021 at 01:10 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced that the State Water Commission has approved two new water supply programs and allocated an additional $2 million to the Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Project Assistance Program to help farmers and ranchers battling North Dakota’s worst drought conditions in at least 30 years.


Burgum, Sanford applaud GRE members approving sale of Coal Creek Station to Rainbow Energy Center

Friday, July 30, 2021 at 10:55 am

 Gov. Doug Burgum and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford applauded a vote by Great River Energy's member cooperatives to approve the sale of Coal Creek Station near Underwood to Rainbow Energy Center LLC. The cooperatives also approved the sale of GRE’s high-voltage direct current system to Nexus Line LLC. Rainbow Energy Center and Next are both affiliates of Bismarck-based Rainbow Energy Marketing Corp.


Burgum issues statement in response to new CDC guidance for fully vaccinated individuals

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 04:45 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released a statement in response to the COVID-19 guidance released this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding fully vaccinated individuals.


Burgum names Travnicek director of new Department of Water Resources, appoints members to Water Commission

Monday, July 26, 2021 at 01:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum appointed North Dakota Parks and Recreation Director Andrea Travnicek to lead the state’s Department of Water Resources, subject to approval by a majority of the members of the State Water Commission on Friday, July 30. The governor also appointed eight members to the State Water Commission with broad experience in water supply, flood protection, engineering and other water issues.  


Burgum joined by leaders from four border states and provinces in urging feds to reopen U.S.-Canada border immediately

Friday, July 23, 2021 at 04:22 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum sent a joint letter with the governors of Montana and Idaho and the premiers of Saskatchewan and Alberta urging the federal governments of the United States and Canada to work together and reach an agreement to reopen the international border immediately.


Burgum: Preliminary figures show 2019-21 budget exceeded expectations with $1B positive balance

Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 11:15 am

Gov. Doug Burgum welcomed positive news regarding the state’s two-year budget cycle that ended June 30. Preliminarily figures indicate a positive balance of more than $1 billion in the general fund for only the second time in state history.


Burgum issues statement on Biden administration extending U.S.-Canada border restrictions to Aug. 21

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 03:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released a statement after the Biden administration extended restrictions on nonessential travel at the U.S.-Canada border for at least a month, until Aug. 21. The decision comes two days after Canada announced it would reopen its border to vaccinated U.S. citizens for nonessential travel on Aug. 9.


Burgum appoints Deputy Director Scott Peterson to serve as interim director of Game and Fish Department

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed North Dakota Game and Fish Department Deputy Director Scott Peterson to serve as interim director of the department until a new director is named. Current Game and Fish Director Terry Steinwand is retiring July 31 after more than 15 years as director and nearly 40 years with the department.


Burgum presents Rough Rider Award to Olympic gold medal-winning Lamoureux twins in Grand Forks

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 06:00 pm

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today presented North Dakota’s highest citizen honor to the state’s first Olympic gold medal winners, officially inducting twin sisters and hockey world champions Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson into the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Hall of Fame. 


UPDATED w/MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Burgum to present Rough Rider Award to gold medal-winning Lamoureux twins Wednesday in Grand Forks

Monday, July 12, 2021 at 11:45 am

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum will present the North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award to Olympic gold medalists and advocates Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson on Wednesday, July 14, in Grand Forks, N.D., where the Lamoureux twins grew up, played for the University of North Dakota women’s hockey team and live today.