Governor, First Lady host third Recovery Reinvented, announce Families Strong support program

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 03:30 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum today hosted the third Recovery Reinvented, a daylong event at the Bismarck Event Center focused on ways to reinvent recovery through eliminating the stigma of addiction, educating on the brain science of addiction and empowering recovery support in communities.


Agency to hold community meetings to update stakeholders about efforts underway to redesign social services and transform behavioral health

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 11:50 am

The North Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) is holding community meetings across the state Nov. 20-26 and invites service providers, partners, legislators, other community leaders, and other interested individuals to attend and learn how social services and behavioral health services are being redesigned and transformed to better serve individuals’ needs more efficiently and effectively.  

Burgum issues statement honoring military service in observance of Veterans Day

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 09:52 am

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum issued the following statement today in observance of Veterans Day. The governor will deliver remarks during the Veterans Day ceremony at the North Dakota Heritage Center.

Burgum, Goehring thank Perdue for approving secretarial disaster designation to help ND farmers and ranchers

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 09:30 am

Gov. Doug Burgum and state Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring today applauded the announcement that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has approved the governor’s request for a secretarial disaster designation for 47 of North Dakota’s 53 counties, making assistance available to farmers and ranchers struggling with the impacts of an early blizzard and abnormally wet fall.

Governor, First Lady to host third Recovery Reinvented event next week, announce new initiatives

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 04:15 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum will host the third Recovery Reinvented event next week at the Bismarck Event Center, a day focused on advocacy, building recovery support in communities, creating recovery-friendly workplaces and eliminating the shame and stigma surrounding addiction.

Agency seeks public comments on peer support certification process; holds public input meeting Nov. 14 in Bismarck

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 12:40 pm

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is seeking public input on the development of the state’s peer support specialist certification process. The division is hosting a community meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Bismarck Event Center, Prairie Rose Room 101.

North Dakota Information Technology office announces new Chief Information Security Officer

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 11:20 am

North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced Kevin Ford as chief information security officer (CISO). Ford, a native of Calvert County Maryland, brings more than a decade of experience overseeing information security and cyber-risk management practices for private and public sector clients, including the federal government and Fortune 100 companies.

Burgum waives restrictions on hay and livestock hauling to help producers impacted by wet conditions

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 10:19 am

To help ranchers struggling with abnormally wet conditions for this time of year, Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order waiving hours of service requirements, fees and certain load restrictions for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting hay and livestock.

Reinvention at work: Unified approach to online platforms helps avoid more than $1 million in cost

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 11:27 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today unveiled two reinvention success stories that highlight the administration’s shared values of Working as One and Citizen Focused: the continued expansion of a standardized state website platform and the planned deployment of a statewide photo and video digital asset management system.


Burgum urges Customs and Border Protection not to reduce hours at ports of entry on ND-Manitoba border

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 09:54 am

Gov. Doug Burgum is urging U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) not to reduce hours of operation at three ports of entry on the North Dakota-Manitoba border.