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Burgum appoints Danita Bye of Stanley to North Dakota Board of Higher Education

Friday, May 8, 2020 at 12:25 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum appointed business consultant Danita Bye of Stanley to the state Board of Higher Education.


Burgum statement on Great River Energy’s announcement to retire Coal Creek Station in 2022

Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 12:55 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released a statement after Great River Energy (GRE), a not-for-profit wholesale electric power cooperative providing power in Minnesota and Wisconsin, announced plans to retire its 1,151-megawatt (MW) coal generating power plant, Coal Creek Station, in Underwood, N.D., during the second half of 2022.


Burgum, local leaders announce Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force to address concentration of cases

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 05:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum was joined by local leaders in announcing a new Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force to address an increasing concentration of COVID-19 cases in Cass County.


Burgum: K-12 schools will continue distance learning for remainder of school year as fight against COVID-19 continues

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 04:22 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced his executive order directing schools to provide education via distance learning will remain in effect through the end of the current school year to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect students, staff and communities.


Burgum presents strategic budget guidelines for 2021-2023 biennium

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:30 am

Gov. Doug Burgum presented his strategic budget guidelines for the state of North Dakota for the 2021-2023 biennium, with an emphasis on teleworking, process improvement, reduced facility costs and the use of technology for efficiencies to offset the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and a historic collapse in oil prices and tax revenues.


Burgum issues executive order providing additional guidance for businesses under ND Smart Restart

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 05:38 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed an amended executive order providing additional guidance for businesses that are resuming or continuing operations under the “North Dakota Smart Restart” protocols developed in collaboration with the business community to address the COVID-19 pandemic.


Burgum releases ND Smart Restart protocols for businesses operating through COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 05:20 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and Commerce Commissioner Michelle Kommer released “North Dakota Smart Restart” protocols for businesses resuming or continuing operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the state’s number of active cases declined with a record number of recoveries.


Burgum to lift business restrictions, implement new guidelines for operating during COVID-19 pandemic

Monday, April 27, 2020 at 05:42 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced he will lift restrictions that were placed on businesses to slow the spread of the coronavirus, while implementing new guidelines and standard operating procedures for businesses as they resume or continue operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Burgum declares statewide flood emergency due to spring flooding

Friday, April 24, 2020 at 03:55 pm

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum issued an executive order declaring a statewide flood emergency for spring flooding that has caused an estimated $7 million in infrastructure damage so far.


Burgum: CARES Act funding will help cover surging unemployment insurance costs during COVID-19 crisis

Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 05:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum said North Dakota has received guidance that it can use the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to help cover the surging costs of unemployment insurance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.