Burgum requests presidential major disaster declaration for damage related to spring flooding

Friday, June 2, 2023 at 03:45 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum requested a presidential major disaster declaration for spring flooding estimated to have caused more than $5 million in damage to North Dakota roads and other public infrastructure. The request follows an executive order Burgum issued April 10 declaring a statewide flood emergency.

Burgum plans to deploy ND National Guard to southern border to assist in Operation Lone Star

Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 10:40 am

Gov. Doug Burgum is planning to deploy approximately 100 North Dakota National Guard members to Texas to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border in support of Operation Lone Star.

Burgum reappoints Sadie Hanson as student member on North Dakota Board of Higher Education

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 03:22 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has reappointed University of North Dakota student Sadie Hanson to a second one-year term as the student representative on the state Board of Higher Education.

Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff on Monday until noon in observance of Memorial Day

Friday, May 26, 2023 at 09:47 am

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff from 12:01 a.m. to noon Monday, May 29, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in observance of Memorial Day.

Burgum welcomes Supreme Court’s ruling against Biden administration’s Waters of the U.S. rule

Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 12:40 pm

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum applauded a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used an overly broad interpretation of the Clean Water Act when establishing its new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.

North Dakota raises ‘serious concerns’ about BLM’s proposed changes to federal land management

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 02:25 pm

The state of North Dakota has submitted official comment raising “serious concerns” about proposed changes to how the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administers public land in North Dakota.

Burgum announces development of 14th state park at Pembina Gorge with funding approved during session

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 11:00 am

The Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area (PGSRA) will be developed into North Dakota’s 14th state park with funding secured by the North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department (NDPRD) during the 2023 legislative session, Gov. Doug Burgum announced.

Burgum calls on Biden administration to secure America’s borders as expiration of Title 42 nears

Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 02:55 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum urged the Biden administration to secure the U.S.-Mexico border ahead of an expected influx of illegal border crossings with the expiration of Title 42.

Burgum signs remaining bills from 2023 legislative session, including major appropriations bills

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 05:15 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum completed the signing of 45 bills that remained after the North Dakota Legislature adjourned its 2023 biennial regular session on April 30. Burgum had 15 business days to sign bills remaining in the governor’s possession when the assembly adjourned sine die

Burgum appoints Bismarck CPA Susan Sisk to lead state Office of Management and Budget

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 10:00 am

Gov. Doug Burgum appointed certified public accountant (CPA) Susan Sisk of Bismarck to serve as director of the state Office of Management and Budget (OMB), effective June 12, citing her extensive background in finance and leadership experience with large organizations in both the private and public sectors.