Burgum directs flags at half-staff as mark of respect for victims of Monterey Park shooting

Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 10:05 pm

In accordance with a proclamation issued by President Joe Biden, Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Thursday, Jan. 26, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, as a mark of respect for the victims of Saturday’s shooting in Monterey Park, Calif.

Burgum issues statement calling on Biden administration to withdraw new Waters of the U.S. rule

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 10:45 am

Gov. Doug Burgum issued a statement calling on the Biden administration to withdraw its final Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, warning that the rehashed Obama-era regulations would create confusion, add red tape and lead to higher consumer prices.

Burgum appoints Judge Douglas Bahr to succeed VandeWalle on North Dakota Supreme Court on Feb. 1

Monday, January 9, 2023 at 03:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced the appointment of Judge Douglas Bahr to the North Dakota Supreme Court, effective Feb. 1.

Burgum appoints advisory committee to distribute funds from settlements with opioid manufacturers

Friday, January 6, 2023 at 11:50 am

Gov. Doug Burgum issued an executive order creating an Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee to receive and distribute funds received under settlement agreements and recommend how they should be used by local governments.

Burgum calls for tax relief, infrastructure investment, economic growth in 2023 State of the State Address

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 02:15 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum delivered his 2023 State of the State Addresscalling for significant infrastructure investment, highlighting opportunities to diversify and grow the economy in agriculture, energy and other sectors, and emphasizing the need to address the state’s workforce challenges and provide tax relief to North Dakotans hit by higher costs for food, fuel and other necessities. 


Burgum welcomes new record population estimate of 779,261 for North Dakota from U.S. Census Bureau

Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 11:35 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum welcomed the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau that show North Dakota’s population reached a new all-time high of 779,261 residents as of July 1, 2022.

Burgum appoints Chief Operating Officer, former Border States CEO Tammy Miller to serve as lieutenant governor effective Jan. 3

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 12:15 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced the appointment of Governor’s Office Chief Operating Officer Tammy Miller, former CEO of Border States, to succeed Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford as lieutenant governor of North Dakota. Miller begins her new role on Jan. 3.

Sanford resigns as lieutenant governor effective Jan. 2; Burgum to announce successor later today

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 10:43 am

Gov. Doug Burgum announced the resignation of Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford, thanking him for his six years of outstanding service to the citizens of North Dakota. Sanford’s last day in office will be Jan. 2.

Burgum waives hours of service for haulers of propane, gasoline, diesel fuel and heating oil

Monday, December 19, 2022 at 06:25 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order granting a waiver of hours of service requirements for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting propane, gasoline, diesel fuel and heating oil.

Burgum, Sanford reflect on progress and challenges during administration’s sixth year

Friday, December 16, 2022 at 12:30 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford marked the completion of their sixth year in office, reflecting on a year of addressing workforce challenges and other priorities, making progress on diversifying the economy and adding value to farm commodities, and supporting key developments in the state’s energy industry.