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FEMA approves North Dakota’s participation in Lost Wages Assistance program to aid unemployed workers

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 09:40 am

Gov. Doug Burgum expressed his gratitude after the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved North Dakota’s participation in the Lost Wages Assistance program created by President Donald Trump to ease the economic burden for those who have lost their employment because of the coronavirus pandemic.


Burgum requests presidential major disaster declaration for severe summer storm damage

Monday, August 31, 2020 at 04:45 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum requested a presidential major disaster declaration for a severe summer storm that caused flash flooding in several counties and resulted in more than $5 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure.  


Governor, first lady welcome Dr. Deborah Birx to ND for discussion on coronavirus response efforts

Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 05:55 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum welcomed the White House’s Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, to North Dakota to discuss the state’s efforts to save lives and livelihoods in the fight against COVID-19.


Burgum: North Dakota will participate in Lost Wages Assistance program created by President Trump

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 04:15 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced that North Dakota has applied to participate in the Lost Wages Assistance program created by President Donald Trump to ease the economic burden for those who have lost their employment because of the coronavirus pandemic.


Burgum thanks Commerce Commissioner Kommer for moving ND forward as she returns to private sector​​​​​​​

Monday, August 24, 2020 at 01:30 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced that North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Michelle Kommer is returning to the private sector, expressing his deep gratitude for her nearly four years of innovative problem-solving and tireless leadership for North Dakota’s business community.


Burgum accepts resignation of Dr. Andrew Stahl, thanks him for service as interim State Health Officer

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 04:35 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum accepted the resignation of Dr. Andrew Stahl as interim State Health Officer, effective Aug. 31, thanking him for his service overseeing the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and his work as a member of the state’s COVID-19 response team since the beginning of the pandemic.


Burgum statement on passing of former state Sen. Bill Bowman

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 05:20 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released a statement regarding former state Sen. Bill Bowman, who passed away Saturday at age 75. Bowman represented District 39 in western North Dakota from 1991 to 2018.


Burgum statement on EPA finalizing updated air regulations for the oil and gas industry

Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 04:45 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released a statement after U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced two final rules updating air regulations for the oil and gas industry, including the elimination of a redundant rule on methane emissions imposed by the previous administration.


North Dakota announces launch of Care19 Alert app to help reduce spread of COVID-19 as students return

Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 12:45 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced the launch of the new Care19 Alert smartphone app designed to notify users of possible COVID-19 exposure while protecting their privacy with technology developed by Apple and Google. 


Burgum, DOCR announce new public resource increasing transparency of state’s corrections system

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 11:20 am

Gov. Doug Burgum, together with the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR), announced a new public resource that represents a huge step toward increasing the transparency of North Dakota’s criminal justice system.