Fort Stevenson State Park hosts Club de Skinautique Water Ski Show, Performance by Classic Rhythm and Lighted Boat Parade

Monday, July 26, 2021 at 09:44 am

Fort Stevenson State Park is pleased to host an evening of entertainment in the Garrison Bay Marina on Saturday, July 31. Since 1958, Club de Skinautique, out of Bottineau, has amazed spectators with their water show featuring trick skiing, pyramids, and jumps. Join us as we welcome these talented individuals to Lake Sakakawea. Following the water ski show, stay and listen to the music of the featured band Classic Rhythm! Wrap up your night with the lighted boat parade. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy. 

Burgum joined by leaders from four border states and provinces in urging feds to reopen U.S.-Canada border immediately

Friday, July 23, 2021 at 04:26 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today sent a joint letter with the governors of Montana and Idaho and the premiers of Saskatchewan and Alberta urging the federal governments of the United States and Canada to work together and reach an agreement to reopen the international border immediately.

Livestock water quality is important in drought conditions

Friday, July 23, 2021 at 04:23 pm

North Dakota is still in drought status. When rainfall is sparse, salts and other naturally occurring chemicals become more concentrated and can even reach toxic levels. Therefore, the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality recommends livestock producers test their water sources and monitor them throughout the grazing period. Depending on those results, testing may be more frequent. The North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab provides livestock water testing and microscopic identification of blue-green algae, salinity, nitrates, sodium, sulfate, bacteria, and a host of other parameters. Information on how to collect water samples and water quality laboratories is located at

BURGUM: Preliminary figures show 2019-21 budget exceeded expectations with $1B positive balance

Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 11:26 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today welcomed positive news regarding the state’s two-year budget cycle that ended June 30. Preliminarily figures indicate a positive balance of more than $1 billion in the general fund for only the second time in state history.

Bowman County selected for Artists on Main Street

Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 08:27 am

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that Bowman County Development Corporation has been selected for the 2021 Artists on Main Street Program. 

Burgum issues statement on Biden administration extending U.S.-Canada border restrictions to Aug. 21

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 03:02 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after the Biden administration extended restrictions on nonessential travel at the U.S.-Canada border for at least a month, until Aug. 21. The decision comes two days after Canada announced it would reopen its border to vaccinated U.S. citizens for nonessential travel on Aug. 9.

Burgum appoints Deputy Director Scott Peterson to serve as interim director of Game and Fish Department

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 10:01 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed North Dakota Game and Fish Department Deputy Director Scott Peterson to serve as interim director of the department until a new director is named. Current Game and Fish Director Terry Steinwand is retiring July 31 after more than 15 years as director and nearly 40 years with the department.

North Dakota State Commission on National and Community Service approves five projects, totaling $731,044 in AmeriCorps funding

Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 03:18 pm

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced five projects totaling $731,044, were awarded AmeriCorps funding. 

"AmeriCorps is dedicated to helping with community needs across North Dakota,” Commerce Workforce Division Director Katie Ralston said. “I’m proud to announce new funding that will elevate this work by AmeriCorps members across North Dakota. I appreciate all our AmeriCorps members – past, present, and future – for their dedication.” 

Burgum presents Rough Rider Award to Olympic gold medal-winning Lamoureux twins in Grand Forks

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 06:26 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today presented North Dakota’s highest citizen honor to the state’s first Olympic gold medal winners, officially inducting twin sisters and hockey stars Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson into the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Hall of Fame. 

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that registration for the 2021 Main Street ND Summit is now open.

Friday, July 9, 2021 at 02:39 pm

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that registration for the 2021 Main Street ND Summit is now open.