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UPDATED: Governor declares state of emergency in Fargo, West Fargo and Cass County, activates ND National Guard

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 11:20 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Fargo, West Fargo and Cass County and activating the North Dakota National Guard to help local authorities respond to unlawful activity and the risk to people and property due to civil disturbances.


Burgum announces move to next phase of ND Smart Restart plan

Friday, May 29, 2020 at 05:15 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced North Dakota is moving to the next phase of its ND Smart Restart plan, as the state continues to see a high rate of testing per capita, a low positive test rate and adequate hospital capacity to handle potential surges in COVID-19 cases.


Governor, adjutant general extend condolences for loss of police officer who served in ND National Guard

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 03:30 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard, extended their condolences after the Grand Forks Police Department identified the officer killed Wednesday while responding to a shooting incident at an apartment building as Cody Holte, 29, who also served as a First Lieutenant in the North Dakota Army National Guard.


Burgum statement on Grand Forks police officer killed in the line of duty

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 10:10 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released a statement after a Grand Forks Police Department officer was fatally shot today while responding to a shooting incident at an apartment building. A Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office deputy also was wounded in the incident, which claimed the life of a woman in the apartment and left the man authorities say initiated the shooting with gunfire injuries.


Burgum appoints Wynne, Stahl to lead ND health strategy, operations; thanks Tufte for service

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 04:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum appointed University of North Dakota Interim President Joshua Wynne to be the state’s chief health strategist and Dr. Andrew Stahl to serve as interim state health officer overseeing the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH). The governor thanked outgoing State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte for her leadership of the NDDoH for over three years, including through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Burgum statement in observance of Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2020 at 01:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum commemorated Memorial Day by delivering remarks during a virtual ceremony livestreamed from the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery near Mandan and in a video message as part of the virtual ceremony for the Fargo National Cemetery.


Burgum requests presidential major disaster declaration for damage caused by spring flooding

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 03:27 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum requested a presidential major disaster declaration for widespread spring flooding estimated to have caused more than $40 million in damage to roads and other public infrastructure in North Dakota. The request follows an executive order Burgum issued April 24 declaring a statewide flood emergency.


Burgum statement in response to reports on Care19

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 02:10 pm

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum issued a statement in response to reports on data and privacy related to the Care19 contact tracing app.


Burgum appoints Erica Solberg as student member on North Dakota Board of Higher Education

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 01:45 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum appointed North Dakota State University student Erica Solberg to a one-year term as the student representative on the state Board of Higher Education.


Burgum directs flags at half-staff for Memorial Day, will honor fallen servicemembers in virtual ceremony

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 01:15 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Monday, May 25, until noon, and encouraged North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in observance of Memorial Day.