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UPDATED: Governor, First Lady participate in White House meetings on criminal justice and prison reform

Monday, April 1, 2019 at 11:30 am

Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum participated in White House meetings on criminal justice reform and prison reform and a celebration of the First Step Act, which President Trump signed into law last year to increase the likelihood of successful prisoner reentry.


Burgum statement on Vietnam Veterans Day

Friday, March 29, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum thanked Vietnam veterans and signed a proclamation declaring March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day in North Dakota during a ceremony at the Capitol.


Burgum announces 2019 Governor’s Band and Chorus programs from Minot and Leeds

Friday, March 29, 2019 at 09:30 am

Gov. Doug Burgum has announced that the Minot Jim Hill Middle School Band and the Leeds Banner Girls Chorus have been selected as the 2019 Governor’s Official State Band and Chorus Programs.


Governor signs bill ratifying historic oil tax revenue sharing compact with MHA Nation

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 06:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed legislation that ratifies the historic compact he signed in February with Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (MHA) Nation Chairman Mark Fox to change how the state and tribe share tax revenue from new oil and gas activity on trust and fee lands.


Burgum declares statewide emergency in preparation for spring flooding, tours flood-affected area in western N.D.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 03:30 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has declared a statewide flood emergency in preparation for the threat of significant spring flooding across North Dakota, as state agencies gathered to begin coordinating their response and resources. The governor also toured flood-affected areas in western McKenzie County, hearing heartbreaking stories from residents displaced by the flooding Yellowstone River.


Sanford recognized nationally for leadership on energy and the environment

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 02:00 pm

North Dakota Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford was awarded the 2018 Public Leadership in Energy and Environmental Stewardship award, a nationwide recognition of his work on energy and the environment.


Burgum declares winter storm emergency for March 13-15 snowstorm, grants waivers for school closings

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 10:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has declared a winter storm emergency for a severe winter storm March 13-15 that impacted much of North Dakota. The governor also has granted the first group of waivers for school districts that canceled classes because of severe winter weather.


Burgum signs repeal of Sunday morning shopping restriction

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 01:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released a statement after signing legislation to repeal North Dakota’s ban on Sunday morning shopping, saying, “We trust retailers to decide when it’s best to open or not open their businesses, and we trust families and consumers to determine how best to spend their time.”


Burgum joins Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta in Fargo and Bismarck, highlights efforts to address workforce shortage

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 04:30 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum welcomed U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta to North Dakota, highlighting efforts to address the state’s workforce shortage and other topics. Acosta was making his first visit to North Dakota as Labor Secretary at the invitation of U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.


Burgum signs bill to fund infrastructure, urges communities to invest in existing areas to limit property taxes

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 01:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed legislation that will provide $250 million to help cities, counties and townships in non-oil producing counties pay for infrastructure needs, urging local leaders to invest the dollars in existing infrastructure areas to limit the growth of property taxes and create healthy, vibrant communities.