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Burgum applauds nearly $10M from U.S. Department of Energy for Project Tundra engineering study

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Gov. Doug Burgum today applauded the U.S. Department of Energy for awarding $9.8 million to help fund a Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) study for Project Tundra, a carbon-dioxide capture system for an existing lignite-based power plant in North Dakota.


Burgum: U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, to attend 2019 Main Street ND Summit

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Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, as a guest of honor for the 2019 Main Street Initiative Summit set for Oct. 29-31 at the Bismarck Event Center.


Burgum, Baesler announce members of newly established K-12 Education Coordinating Council

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Gov. Doug Burgum and State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler today announced the members of the newly formed K-12 Education Coordinating Council, which will promote collaboration across all K-12 education entities in North Dakota as recommended by the Governor’s Innovative Education Task Force.

 


North Dakota Information Technology office announces new Chief Reinvention Officer

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North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced Kevin Parker as chief reinvention officer (CRO). Parker, a native of Illinois, brings more than 15 years of experience in various leadership positions overseeing innovation, data, technology, and training initiatives.


Northern Plains UAS Test Site, ND Department of Commerce, Announce Industry Day for Statewide UAS Network

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The North Dakota Department of Commerce and the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) have announced an upcoming event bringing together stakeholders, UAS (drone) experts, and leaders in industry for the groundbreaking creation of North Dakota’s statewide UAS network.


WalkWise is the first ND company selected for Techstars accelerator program

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WalkWise is the first North Dakota company selected to take part in a Techstars Accelerator Program and will join a group of startups with a combined market cap of $22B. The Minneapolis Techstars program runs until December in partnership with United Healthcare, the world’s largest healthcare company.


Burgum helps dedicate Fargo National Cemetery, building on ND’s history of honoring military service

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Gov. Doug Burgum today helped dedicate the new Fargo National Cemetery near Harwood, noting it continues North Dakota’s long history of honoring veterans for their military service.

 


Burgum, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announce initiative focused on prison re-entry success

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Gov. Doug Burgum, together with the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR), announced today an ambitious new initiative that will further North Dakota’s efforts to reform its corrections system.


Northern Plains UAS Test Site Successfully Completes FAA’s UTM Pilot Program

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Last month, the Northern Plains UAS Test Site and its partners hosted members of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for an event to highlight the successes of its participation in the UAS Traffic Management Pilot Program.


At Tribal Leaders Summit, Burgum highlights progress, opportunities for further state-tribal collaboration

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Gov. Doug Burgum today highlighted recent progress made in state-tribal relations, as well as opportunities for further collaboration, during the 23rd annual Tribal Leaders Summit and Tradeshow hosted by United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) at the Bismarck Event Center.