Burgum proclaims October as REAL ID Month in ND; NDDOT offers ‘REAL ID Days’ on select Saturdays

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 11:15 am

Gov. Doug Burgum was joined by officials from the North Dakota Department of Transportation and the federal Transportation Security Administration to proclaim October as North Dakota REAL ID Month.

Burgum thanks VA Secretary Wilkie for plan to award grant to build columbarium at ND Veterans Cemetery

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 03:50 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum met with U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert Wilkie during his visit to North Dakota, discussing ways to continue to enhance services for veterans and thanking the secretary for the VA’s plan to award a grant to build a columbarium at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery near Mandan.

Burgum focuses on opportunity, connectivity and community in first workshop for WGA chair’s initiative

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

Gov. Doug Burgum hosted the first workshop of his central policy initiative as 2020 chair of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA), “Reimagining the Rural West,” an ambitious effort to address the intractable challenges facing the rural West and to support vibrant and enduring rural communities.

Burgum declares October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month, urges proactive steps to protect against threats

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 09:50 am

Gov. Doug Burgum has declared October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month to bring awareness to the importance of protecting our state and citizens from constantly evolving cyberthreats. 

Burgum honors ND native who died in attack on Pearl Harbor as sailor’s remains returned to home state

Monday, September 30, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum joined military veterans, active duty servicemembers, community members and relatives of U.S. Navy Radioman 2nd Class Floyd A. Wells to honor the Cavalier native as his remains were returned to North Dakota nearly 78 years after he died at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

UPDATED: Burgum, Baesler announce Sara Medalen as ND Teacher of the Year for 2020

Monday, September 30, 2019 at 09:00 am

Gov. Doug Burgum and State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced that Sara Medalen, a reading and math interventionist at Minot’s Sunnyside Elementary School, is the North Dakota Teacher of the Year for 2020.

Burgum: State continues to monitor rain-affected areas as efforts shift from response to recovery

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 02:25 pm

Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, director of the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES), and Cody Schulz, North Dakota Homeland Security director, led a conference call with emergency managers from across the state to determine if additional resources or capabilities are needed to respond to last weekend’s severe storms and heavy rainfall. The conversation also focused on determining the extent of damages experienced by the affected jurisdictions and the upcoming recovery process.



Burgum to welcome Interior Secretary Bernhardt to ND to discuss presidential library, park maintenance

Friday, September 27, 2019

Gov. Doug Burgum will welcome U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to North Dakota on Thursday, Oct. 3, to tour the Medora area and discuss efforts to establish a Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and address deferred maintenance in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the state’s top tourist attraction.

Burgum applauds Harwood, New Rockford-Sheyenne for being recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Gov. Doug Burgum commended Harwood Elementary School and New Rockford-Sheyenne Elementary School for being recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019.

Burgum: Trade agreement with Japan to lift tariffs on ag products is good news for ND producers

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 02:50 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released a statement after the Trump administration finalized a trade agreement with Japan to eliminate or reduce tariffs on an additional $7.2 billion of U.S. food and agricultural products.