Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff Friday for Peace Officers Memorial Day; virtual vigil tonight

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 03:40 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Friday, May 15, 2020, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Emergency Commission approves using over $500M in federal funds for COVID-19 response and recovery

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 02:57 pm

The North Dakota Emergency Commission voted to utilize more than half a billion dollars in federal funding for North Dakota’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, with the majority of the money directed to support economic recovery.

Burgum statement on federal agency ruling pre-empting Washington state’s crude-by-rail law

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 09:05 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum issued a statement after the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) pre-empted a Washington state law that effectively banned rail shipments of Bakken crude to refineries in that state.

Burgum, Baesler announce summer school, testing options

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 06:50 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced that beginning June 1, North Dakota schools will be allowed to host a number of activities, including summer school and college admissions testing.

North Dakota gets new PPE disinfection system as recovered COVID-19 cases surpass active cases

Friday, May 8, 2020 at 04:20 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum highlighted a new capability that will help North Dakota meet demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus pandemic, as the state’s number of recovered COVID-19 cases surpassed the number of active cases.  

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.