State News and Announcements
Council of State Employees
Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service
The Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service recognizes the outstanding work of our state employees and their contributions to their agencies, professions, and communities. Current state employees are encouraged to nominate colleagues for this award, acknowledging their commitment to excellence in serving the citizens of North Dakota. Nomination forms can be found online and are due by August 14th.
Housing and Finance Agency
Housing Incentive Fund Under Way
The North Dakota Housing Incentive Fund is well underway with 24 housing projects given conditional commitments of funds, but contributions from taxpayers are needed to move them forward. The projects, located across the state, will create 985 housing units. Approximately one-third of the developments will provide housing for special needs households, including disabled, homeless, and elderly individuals and families.
Parks and Recreation Department
50th Anniversary Event at Beaver Lake
Join the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department on August 2nd at Beaver Lake for food, entertainment, and park tours. This is just one of many events they are hosting throughout the summer in celebration of their 50th anniversary.
Department of Transportation
Vehicle Renewal Mobile App
NDDOT has a new mobile app, ND Renewals that allows citizens to renew motor vehicle registrations. Along with registration renewal, citizens can update address and email information. There is also a reminder function for when your vehicle registration is due.
Game and Fish Department
Pronghorn Season Set, Online Apps Available
North Dakota's 2015 pronghorn hunting season is set, with 410 licenses available in three open units. Similar to last year, the three units will have a season that is split into an early bow-only portion, and a later gun/bow season. The pronghorn license fee is $30, and the deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 5.
Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest
The North Dakota Game and Fish Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest is an annual photo contest that started in 1989. The contest showcases North Dakota's wildlife, plant, and insect species. Winning photos are displayed on the department's website and in the January issue of the North Dakota Outdoors magazine, the department's monthly magazine.