State, hospital leaders committed to ensuring adequate bed capacity for COVID-19 patients

Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 05:05 pm

State officials met with leaders of Bismarck’s two largest hospital systems this weekend to discuss the availability of beds for COVID-19 patients as the state and Bismarck-Mandan area in particular continue to see a surge in coronavirus cases and an overall increase in COVID and non-COVID hospitalizations.

Burgum accepts resignation of State Health Officer Dr. Paul Mariani

Friday, September 25, 2020 at 05:50 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum accepted the resignation of Interim State Health Officer Dr. Paul Mariani, thanking him for his leadership of the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH) and appointing NDDOH Chief of Staff Dirk Wilke to fill the role until a replacement can be named.

Burgum recognizes team members with Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Public Service

Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 02:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum presented the 2020 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Public Service, recognizing team members for their dedicated work in state government and making a positive difference in the lives of North Dakota citizens during an extremely challenging year.

Kristi Reinke of Minot named 2021 North Dakota Teacher of the Year

Monday, September 21, 2020 at 03:30 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced that Kristi Reinke, a social studies teacher at Jim Hill Middle School in Minot, has been named the 2021 North Dakota Teacher of the Year.

Burgum approves help for Oregon wildfire efforts through Emergency Management Assistance Compact

Monday, September 14, 2020 at 04:30 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has approved an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request from the state of Oregon for a firefighter task force to support the response to suppressing the deadly wildfires there.


Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff in remembrance of victims of 9/11 terrorist attacks

Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 04:30 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Friday, and encourages North Dakota residents to do the same, in remembrance of those who perished in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Burgum announces changes to COVID-19 risk levels for counties, appoints Mariani interim state health officer

Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 04:40 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced changes to the COVID-19 risk levels for 21 of North Dakota’s 53 counties under the ND Smart Restart plan, stressing the need to reverse the state’s upward trend of active coronavirus cases and positive test rate.

First Lady to participate in White House roundtable discussion on Recovery-Friendly Workplaces

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 02:00 pm

First Lady Kathryn Burgum will participate in a White House roundtable discussion on recovery-friendly workplaces from 1 to 3 p.m. CT Thursday, Sept. 3. The session, titled “Recovery at Work: Celebrating Connections,” will focus on how employers, state and local governments, and other community leaders have joined hands to expand employment opportunities for Americans in recovery.

Burgum, Sanford welcome Secretary Brouillette, highlight importance of nuclear mission, energy industry

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 05:55 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford welcomed U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette to North Dakota, highlighting the importance of Minot Air Force Base’s nuclear mission and the state’s coal, oil and natural gas industries to the United States’ economic and national security.

Burgum statement on Army recommending DOJ enter settlement talks with ND over DAPL protest costs

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 02:15 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum issued a statement after the Army recommended that the U.S. Department of Justice should engage in settlement talks over North Dakota’s claim that the federal government should reimburse the state for $38 million in costs related to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.