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Burgum appoints James Leiman to lead North Dakota Department of Commerce; Kessel to serve as deputy/COO

Monday, March 1, 2021 at 10:00 am

Gov. Doug Burgum appointed James Leiman to serve as state Commerce Commissioner, citing his extensive background in enhancing organizations and his effective leadership as the North Dakota Department of Commerce’s director of Economic Development and Finance (ED&F) since March 2018.


Burgum participates in NGA Winter Meeting, including session with President Biden on COVID-19 response

Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 05:15 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum participated in the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting, held in a virtual format, including a session with President Joe Biden that focused on pandemic response and ongoing efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to every U.S. state and territory.


Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff until sunset Friday in memory of Americans lost to COVID-19

Monday, February 22, 2021 at 09:40 pm

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Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Friday, Feb. 26, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in memory of the more than 500,000 Americans lost to COVID-19, including 1,438 North Dakotans who have died with COVID-19. The governor’s directive is in accordance with a proclamation issued today by President Joe Biden.


Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff until sunset Friday in memory of Americans lost to COVID-19

Monday, February 22, 2021 at 09:40 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Friday, Feb. 26, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in memory of the more than 500,000 Americans lost to COVID-19, including 1,438 North Dakotans who have died with COVID-19. The governor’s directive is in accordance with a proclamation issued today by President Joe Biden.


Burgum terminates several executive orders related to COVID-19 pandemic as numbers trend positive

Monday, February 22, 2021 at 06:40 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order terminating several prior executive orders issued during the COVID-19 pandemic that have fulfilled their stated objectives and are no longer necessary.


Burgum urges WAPA to provide as much advance notice as possible before implementing power outages

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 04:00 pm

During a phone call with the administrator of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), Gov. Doug Burgum urged the agency to give North Dakota utilities and their customers as much advance warning as possible before temporarily shutting off their electricity as directed by market operator Southwest Power Pool (SPP).


Burgum, Baesler announce Innovative Education Week June 7-11, 2021, Ignite ND June 8-11

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 01:41 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and state Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced Innovative Education Week, June 7-11, 2021. The content-rich week of events kicks off with the fifth annual Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education on June 7, featuring a keynote by Code.org CEO and co-founder Hadi Partovi.


Burgum echoes Southwest Power Pool’s call to conserve energy, stresses importance of grid reliability

Monday, February 15, 2021 at 03:15 pm

Gov. Burgum issued a statement after Southwest Power Pool, whose 14-state electrical transmission area includes parts of North Dakota, declared an Energy Emergency Alert Level 3 and directed its member utilities to implement controlled interruptions of service to prevent further power outages.


Burgum waives hours of service for haulers of propane, gasoline and diesel fuels

Friday, February 12, 2021 at 04:55 pm

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


Burgum urges U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allow DAPL to continue operating during EIS review  

Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 02:20 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum this week sent a letter urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue operating as the Corps conducts a court-ordered Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) review on the pipeline.