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

Seven Members Appointed to State Water Commission

Governor Doug Burgum has appointed seven members to the State Water Commission, bringing a broad variety of experience in flood protection, water supply and other water issues to the board.

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.

State, Tribe Collaborate on Elk Season

Governor Burgum and Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that directs state and tribal authorities on regulating an elk hunting season within the Standing Rock Reservation.

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.