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Burgum names Olympic gold medal-winning Lamoureux twins as 45th and 46th recipients of North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award

Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 04:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced Olympic gold medalists and equity advocates Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson as the 45th and 46th recipients of the North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, the state’s highest commendation for its citizens.


Burgum announces phased approach to resuming visitation at long-term care facilities

Friday, June 5, 2020 at 05:45 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order that modifies restrictions on visitation at long-term care facilities in North Dakota during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing for a phased approach to resuming visitation as outlined in the state’s Vulnerable Population Protection (VP3) Plan.


Burgum accepts resignation of DOCR Director Leann Bertsch, thanks her for 15 years of leadership; Krabbenhoft appointed as interim director

Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10:15 am

Gov. Doug Burgum has accepted the resignation of Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR) Director Leann Bertsch, thanking her for her 15 years of transformational leadership as she leaves for the private sector, and appointed DOCR Director of Administration Dave Krabbenhoft as interim director of the department.


Burgum suspends four Oberon School Board members pending outcome of audit amid criminal charges

Monday, June 1, 2020 at 11:10 am

Gov. Doug Burgum, in consultation with State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, has taken executive action to suspend four members of the Oberon School Board pending the outcome of an audit that was requested after criminal charges were filed against the members last week.


Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of fallen Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte

Monday, June 1, 2020 at 10:42 am

Categories: all, Flag Directives

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies across the state to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, June 2, in honor of Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte, who died in the line of duty Wednesday in a fatal shooting. Holte also served as a First Lieutenant in the North Dakota Army National Guard. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks.


UPDATED: Governor declares state of emergency in Fargo, West Fargo and Cass County, activates ND National Guard

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 11:20 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Fargo, West Fargo and Cass County and activating the North Dakota National Guard to help local authorities respond to unlawful activity and the risk to people and property due to civil disturbances.


Burgum announces move to next phase of ND Smart Restart plan

Friday, May 29, 2020 at 05:15 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced North Dakota is moving to the next phase of its ND Smart Restart plan, as the state continues to see a high rate of testing per capita, a low positive test rate and adequate hospital capacity to handle potential surges in COVID-19 cases.


Governor, adjutant general extend condolences for loss of police officer who served in ND National Guard

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 03:30 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard, extended their condolences after the Grand Forks Police Department identified the officer killed Wednesday while responding to a shooting incident at an apartment building as Cody Holte, 29, who also served as a First Lieutenant in the North Dakota Army National Guard.


Burgum statement on Grand Forks police officer killed in the line of duty

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 10:10 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released a statement after a Grand Forks Police Department officer was fatally shot today while responding to a shooting incident at an apartment building. A Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office deputy also was wounded in the incident, which claimed the life of a woman in the apartment and left the man authorities say initiated the shooting with gunfire injuries.


Burgum appoints Wynne, Stahl to lead ND health strategy, operations; thanks Tufte for service

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 04:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum appointed University of North Dakota Interim President Joshua Wynne to be the state’s chief health strategist and Dr. Andrew Stahl to serve as interim state health officer overseeing the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH). The governor thanked outgoing State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte for her leadership of the NDDoH for over three years, including through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.