Governor Doug Burgum

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State News and Announcements

Drought Information

Drought Disaster Declared

Governor Burgum has declared a drought disaster for nearly all of North Dakota, paving the way for additional response and assistance from state and federal agencies. The declaration directs state officials to coordinate with federal agencies to make appropriate drought response programs available, and authorizes the North Dakota National Guard to support drought response efforts.

Hauling Permit Fees Waived, Regulations Relaxed

Governor Burgum signed an executive order waiving fees for drivers of commercial vehicles hauling hay, water and livestock supplies in drought-affected counties of North Dakota. The executive order also permits the hauling of hay at night if loads are within a certain size and marked with proper lighting.

Additional Resources

Learn about the state's coordinated drought response, including resources available for affected individuals and businesses, by visiting

Governor's Office

Burgum, Cramer lead TV White Space Initiative

On July 18th, Governor Doug Burgum and Congressman Kevin Cramer announced they will begin circulating letters for signature within the House of Representatives and across all 50 states to encourage the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt new standards so a breakthrough high-speed wireless broadband technology can be made available across the United States, and specifically rural America.

Sorel Appointed to Lead ND Dept. of Transportation

Governor Doug Burgum has appointed Thomas Sorel to lead the North Dakota Department of Transportation. Sorel served as Minnesota's transportation commissioner from 2008-2012. Prior to that, he had a 30-year career with the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration. Sorel will assume his duties as director on August 7, 2017.

Governor's Photo Contest

Governor Doug Burgum and the North Dakota Tourism Division, in partnership with AAA of North Dakota and North Dakota Council on the Arts, are hosting the Governor's Photo Contest. All North Dakota photographers are encouraged to submit photos that capture the unique things to see and do in the state. Deadline for entry is August 31, 2017.

North Dakota Tourism

ND Festivals and Fairs

In North Dakota, we do our fair amount of celebrating and we do it year-round. Summer is a great time to check out all of these Festivals and Fairs around the state and get the most out of your summer.

Medora Musical

Go out and enjoy some summer fun in Medora, ND. Don't miss your chance to see the Medora Musical this year. Set in the outdoor splendor of the rugged North Dakota Badlands, this professionally produced, western-style musical show is dedicated to the legacy of America's 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, and the time he spent here in the Badlands.

Department of Emergency Services

Local Burn Restrictions and Fire Declarations

Be sure to always check the Department of Emergency Services website to see if there are any burn restrictions or fire declarations prior to burning.