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Burgum waives hours of service for haulers of anhydrous ammonia and other fertilizers

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 03:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has signed an executive order granting an hours of service waiver for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting anhydrous ammonia and other fertilizers.


Burgum appoints Erica Thunder to serve as interim executive director of ND Indian Affairs Commission

Monday, May 3, 2021 at 04:10 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed State Labor Commissioner Erica Thunder to serve as interim executive director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission.


Fifth annual Recovery Reinvented hosted by Governor and First Lady scheduled for Oct. 25 in Bismarck; opportunities for community involvement available

Monday, May 3, 2021 at 02:45 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum are inviting the general public to join them for Recovery Reinvented on Oct. 25, 2021, at the Bismarck Event Center. The event will be free and open to the public. A robust, online experience also will be available to all.


Burgum: Session keeps general fund spending in check, invests in infrastructure without raising taxes and puts Legacy Fund to work for North Dakotans

Friday, April 30, 2021 at 02:15 am

North Dakota is funding infrastructure, education and other priorities, putting the Legacy Fund to work for current and future generations, and maintaining healthy reserves without raising taxes, Gov. Doug Burgum said after the 67th Legislative Assembly adjourned its regular session sine die.


Burgum signs bill to share tax revenue with MHA Nation from oil wells straddling reservation boundary

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 04:45 pm

Representatives of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (MHA) Nation, state legislators and other elected officials joined Gov. Doug Burgum for the signing of Senate Bill 2319, which provides a framework for the state and MHA Nation to share tax revenue from oil wells that straddle the boundary of the Fort Berthold Reservation.


Burgum signs SB 2144, making North Dakota the first state to allow electronic posting of private land

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 12:25 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed Senate Bill 2144, making North Dakota the first state in the nation to allow electronic posting of private land and giving landowners another option for posting their private property.


Burgum signs bill uniting agencies into the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 08:15 am

Gov. Doug Burgum released a statement after signing House Bill 1247, which directs the state Department of Health and Department of Human Services to unite into the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services, effective Sept. 1, 2022.


JOINT RELEASE: North Dakota and Saskatchewan sign agreement to vaccinate essential workers

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 02:55 pm

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to vaccinate essential workers who are transporting goods across the United States and Canadian border. Approximately 2,000 Saskatchewan residents will be eligible for the program.


Burgum directs flags to be returned to full-staff

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 02:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to resume flying the United States and North Dakota flags at full staff. Flags have been flying at half-staff since April 20 in honor and remembrance of former Vice President Walter Mondale.


ND sees record high population in newly released 2020 Census data, 4th highest growth rate by percentage

Monday, April 26, 2021 at 04:35 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum welcomed figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau showing that North Dakota’s population hit a record high of 779,094 residents on April 1, 2020, and the state had the fourth-highest growth rate in the nation by percentage, growing by 15.8% from 2010 to 2020.