Burgum extends driver’s license renewal deadlines, announces precision online learning tool for K-12; Stahl helps launch “Mask Up ND” campaign

Monday, August 10, 2020 at 05:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum extended the renewal deadline for driver’s licenses that have expired during the COVID-19 emergency, while also announcing a new precision online learning tool for K-12 schools and families and launching a “Mask Up ND” campaign to encourage North Dakotans to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Burgum welcomes appeals court’s ruling reversing order to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 05:35 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum issued a statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the Dakota Access Pipeline can continue operating while the court considers whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must prepare an environmental impact statement on the pipeline as ordered by a district court judge.

Emergency Commission approves nearly $320M in third round of COVID-19 relief

Monday, August 3, 2020 at 03:45 pm

The North Dakota Emergency Commission unanimously approved a third tranche of federal funding to support the state’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, directing nearly $320 million to cities and counties, public health services, unemployment insurance and other programs.

Burgum applauds Supreme Court ruling upholding 2017 law designed to treat mineral rights owners fairly

Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 05:35 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum issued a statement after the North Dakota Supreme Court upheld Senate Bill 2134, which he signed into law in 2017. The legislation, introduced by then-state Sen. Kelly Armstrong, provides an appropriate process for the state Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) to refund money to owners of oil and gas mineral rights under Lake Sakakawea (outside of MHA Nation) where the state had incorrectly assumed ownership. 

Burgum announces formation of Burleigh-Morton COVID-19 Task Force as active cases climb

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 06:30 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced the formation of a task force to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Burleigh and Morton counties including the Bismarck-Mandan metro area, which have seen sharp increases in COVID-19 cases recently.

Burgum highlights progress, technology as a tool during fourth annual Summit on Innovative Education

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 04:10 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and state Superintendent Kirsten Baesler hosted the fourth annual Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education, highlighting the progress being made in North Dakota toward personalized, competency-based learning, the role that technology can play in those efforts, and the opportunity for innovation amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fourth annual Recovery Reinvented online event set for Oct. 28 

Monday, July 20, 2020 at 11:52 am

The fourth annual Recovery Reinvented, an event dedicated to eliminating the shame and stigma of the disease of addiction and empowering communities to support recovery, will be an online, interactive experience on Oct. 28, 2020.

Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff in honor of civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis

Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 01:32 pm

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Gov. Doug Burgum has directed government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff through today, July 18, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, as a mark of respect for the memory and public service of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who passed away Friday at age 80.

Burgum welcomes release of modernized NEPA process to streamline infrastructure permitting

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 03:45 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum released a statement after the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released its final rule modernizing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations for the first time in more than 40 years.

Burgum, Baesler release K-12 Smart Restart guidelines for schools to assist with fall reopening plans

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 05:30 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler released the K-12 Smart Restart guidelines to help North Dakota school districts plan for reopening this fall to provide a safe, high-quality educational experience for all students.