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Khan Academy founder announced as speaker as registration opens for Summit on Innovative Education

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 10:00 am

Gov. Doug Burgum encouraged North Dakotans to register for the 2020 Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education, announcing Khan Academy founder Sal Khan as a featured speaker. The summit will take place July 21 in a virtual format.


​​​​​​​Burgum signs order extending driver license renewals, vehicle registration until Aug. 31

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 06:22 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order that extends the renewal date for motor vehicle registrations and driver licenses that expired on or after March 1, 2020. The new renewal date is Aug. 31, 2020.


Burgum statement on passing of Sister Thomas Welder

Monday, June 22, 2020 at 03:13 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum a statement regarding the passing of Sister Thomas Welder, former longtime president of the University of Mary and 2004 recipient of the North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, the state’s highest commendation for its citizens.


ND Emergency Commission approves additional $406M in federal funds for COVID-19 response and recovery

Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 03:00 pm

The North Dakota Emergency Commission voted unanimously to direct over $406 million in federal funding to the state’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, with the majority of the money again going to support economic recovery.


Burgum announces 2020 Governor’s Band and Chorus programs from Valley City and Fargo

Friday, June 12, 2020 at 04:35 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced that the Valley City High School Senior Choir and Fargo Davies Wind Ensemble have been selected as the 2020 Governor’s Official State Band and Choral Programs.


Burgum names Olympic gold medal-winning Lamoureux twins as 45th and 46th recipients of North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award

Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 04:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced Olympic gold medalists and equity advocates Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson as the 45th and 46th recipients of the North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, the state’s highest commendation for its citizens.


Burgum announces phased approach to resuming visitation at long-term care facilities

Friday, June 5, 2020 at 05:45 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order that modifies restrictions on visitation at long-term care facilities in North Dakota during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing for a phased approach to resuming visitation as outlined in the state’s Vulnerable Population Protection (VP3) Plan.


Burgum accepts resignation of DOCR Director Leann Bertsch, thanks her for 15 years of leadership; Krabbenhoft appointed as interim director

Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10:15 am

Gov. Doug Burgum has accepted the resignation of Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR) Director Leann Bertsch, thanking her for her 15 years of transformational leadership as she leaves for the private sector, and appointed DOCR Director of Administration Dave Krabbenhoft as interim director of the department.


Burgum suspends four Oberon School Board members pending outcome of audit amid criminal charges

Monday, June 1, 2020 at 11:10 am

Gov. Doug Burgum, in consultation with State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, has taken executive action to suspend four members of the Oberon School Board pending the outcome of an audit that was requested after criminal charges were filed against the members last week.


Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of fallen Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte

Monday, June 1, 2020 at 10:42 am

Categories: all, Flag Directives

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies across the state to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, June 2, in honor of Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte, who died in the line of duty Wednesday in a fatal shooting. Holte also served as a First Lieutenant in the North Dakota Army National Guard. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks.