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Burgum appoints attorney Joseph Wetch Jr. of Fargo to North Dakota Board of Higher Education

Friday, July 10, 2020 at 09:30 am

Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Fargo attorney Joseph Wetch Jr. to a four-year term on the state Board of Higher Education.


Burgum thanks Trump administration for granting major disaster declaration for spring flooding in ND

Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 11:40 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released a statement after the White House announced that President Donald Trump has granted the governor’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for widespread spring flooding estimated to have caused roughly $40 million in damage to roads and other public infrastructure in North Dakota.


Burgum signs order restoring work registration, search requirements for those seeking unemployment

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 05:15 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order restoring the work registration and search requirements for individuals seeking unemployment benefits, effective July 26.


Burgum statement on federal judge’s order to cease operation of Dakota Access Pipeline

Monday, July 6, 2020 at 03:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum issued a statement today after U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down by Aug. 5 while an environmental impact statement is completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


Burgum statement in celebration of Independence Day

Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 11:45 am

Gov. Doug Burgum issued a statement in commemoration of the 244th anniversary of America’s independence.


Khan Academy founder announced as speaker as registration opens for Summit on Innovative Education

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 10:00 am

Gov. Doug Burgum encouraged North Dakotans to register for the 2020 Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education, announcing Khan Academy founder Sal Khan as a featured speaker. The summit will take place July 21 in a virtual format.


​​​​​​​Burgum signs order extending driver license renewals, vehicle registration until Aug. 31

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 06:22 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order that extends the renewal date for motor vehicle registrations and driver licenses that expired on or after March 1, 2020. The new renewal date is Aug. 31, 2020.


Burgum statement on passing of Sister Thomas Welder

Monday, June 22, 2020 at 03:13 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum a statement regarding the passing of Sister Thomas Welder, former longtime president of the University of Mary and 2004 recipient of the North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, the state’s highest commendation for its citizens.


ND Emergency Commission approves additional $406M in federal funds for COVID-19 response and recovery

Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 03:00 pm

The North Dakota Emergency Commission voted unanimously to direct over $406 million in federal funding to the state’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, with the majority of the money again going to support economic recovery.


Burgum announces 2020 Governor’s Band and Chorus programs from Valley City and Fargo

Friday, June 12, 2020 at 04:35 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced that the Valley City High School Senior Choir and Fargo Davies Wind Ensemble have been selected as the 2020 Governor’s Official State Band and Choral Programs.