State News and Announcements
Statewide Fire Emergency Declared
Governor Dalrymple has declared a fire emergency for the state in response to dry conditions, unseasonably high temperatures and high winds. A burn ban has been issued for areas in the North Dakota Fire Danger Rating designated as "High," "Very High," or "Extreme," and/or when a Red Flag Warning has been issued for an area. Visit the Department of Emergency Services website for more information.
Check on the status of your tax refund online.
Parks and Recreation Department
50th Anniversary Event at Fort Abraham Lincoln
Join the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department in celebrating their 50th anniversary. The department will be hosting special events throughout the summer. Join Parks and Recreation on May 25th at Fort Abraham Lincoln for food, entertainment, and park tours.
2015 Annual Park Permits & Campsite Reservations
Purchase an annual park entrance permit or make a campsite or cabin reservation for the 2015 season online or by calling 701-328-5357
50th Anniversary Photo Challenge
ND Parks & Recreation is sponsoring a photo challenge this camping season, from April 29th through September 7, 2015. For your chance to win, travel to four ND state parks, search for specific locations, pose for a photo and enter those photos via email, Facebook or Twitter. Visit the ND Parks and Recreation website for more information.
Department of Transportation
State Fleet Vehicle Auction - Bismarck
The Department of Transportation will be holding a ND State Fleet vehicle auction on Thursday, May 21, 2015 , 11 am at 218 Airport Road, Bismarck, ND.
Game and Fish Department
North Dakota Outdoors Magazine
The North Dakota Outdoors Magazine spring issue is now online, featuring fishing and access information for just about every lake and river in the state. North Dakota Outdoors is the official publication of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, and is published 10 times each year.
Sage Grouse Hunting Season
Results from North Dakota┐s spring sage grouse survey indicate the number of strutting males observed remains well below management objectives. Therefore, the sage grouse hunting season will remain closed in 2015.
Land Board Awards Energy Impact Grants
The Land Board awarded more than twelve million in Energy Impact Grants for political subdivisions impacted by the rapid development in the state's oil and gas counties. "These grants are an important part of our ongoing commitment to help the oil and gas region meet the challenges created by rapid growth," said Gov. Jack Dalrymple.