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Burgum statement in observance of Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2020 at 01:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum commemorated Memorial Day by delivering remarks during a virtual ceremony livestreamed from the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery near Mandan and in a video message as part of the virtual ceremony for the Fargo National Cemetery.


Burgum requests presidential major disaster declaration for damage caused by spring flooding

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 03:27 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum requested a presidential major disaster declaration for widespread spring flooding estimated to have caused more than $40 million in damage to roads and other public infrastructure in North Dakota. The request follows an executive order Burgum issued April 24 declaring a statewide flood emergency.


Burgum statement in response to reports on Care19

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 02:10 pm

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum issued a statement in response to reports on data and privacy related to the Care19 contact tracing app.


Burgum appoints Erica Solberg as student member on North Dakota Board of Higher Education

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 01:45 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum appointed North Dakota State University student Erica Solberg to a one-year term as the student representative on the state Board of Higher Education.


Burgum directs flags at half-staff for Memorial Day, will honor fallen servicemembers in virtual ceremony

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 01:15 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Monday, May 25, until noon, and encouraged North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in observance of Memorial Day.


Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff through Sunday for victims of coronavirus pandemic

Friday, May 22, 2020

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Sunday, May 24, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic.


North Dakota to launch second contact tracing app using technology developed by Apple and Google

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 06:36 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced that North Dakota will launch a new smartphone application using exposure notification technology developed by Apple and Google and made available to public health agencies to assist with COVID-19 contact tracing. The app, named Care19 Exposure, is expected to be available within the next two weeks.


Burgum announces emergency rule change allowing basic care residents to keep stimulus checks

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 05:38 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced an emergency rule change that will allow residents of basic care facilities in North Dakota to keep the Economic Impact Payments provided as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.


Burgum releases guidelines for large gatherings, events as part of ND Smart Restart plan

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 06:15 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced guidelines for large gatherings, banquets, ballrooms and event venues as part of the ND Smart Restart plan, while also outlining the plan as a phased approach to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


​​​​​​​In meeting with President Trump, Burgum highlights state-federal partnerships, need for continued testing support

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 04:40 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum met with President Donald Trump at the White House, highlighting the benefits of state-federal partnerships to North Dakota’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts and the need for continued federal support to fully execute the state’s testing strategy.