LIFT Committee awards $2.25 million in funding for September: $11.5 million remains available for additional applicants

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that the Innovation Technology Loan Fund (LIFT) Committee awarded $2.25 million to three North Dakota businesses for the month of September.

“We continue to see quality projects come before the LIFT Committee,” Commerce Head of Investments and Innovation Shayden Akason said. “There is still $11.5 million in LIFT funds to be awarded this biennium so I highly encourage companies to apply at

BCDC hosts a creative placemaking workshop for Artists on Main Street Program

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 09:31 am

The Bowman County Development Corporation (BCDC) hosted a creative placemaking workshop as part of being the recipient for the 2021 Artists on Main Street program on Aug. 30.

Applications for tourism grant opportunity open next week

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 02:27 pm

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the new 2021 Tourism Planning Grant application will open on Sept. 13, 2021.

2021 Main Street Awards announced

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 02:18 pm

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced the recipients of the 2021 Main Street Awards.  

North Dakota State Hospital limits visitors due to increase in COVID-19 cases

Friday, September 3, 2021 at 08:19 am

The North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown announced visitor restrictions today to protect the health and well-being of patients and staff. No visitors are currently allowed on campus.  

Human Services reminds North Dakotans that Help is Here to address pandemic-related impacts

Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 09:59 am

As COVID-19 cases grow in North Dakota, state residents may once again begin to experience disruptions at home, at school, at work and in the community.

North Dakotans can help prevent wildfires, keep beaches clean during Labor Day weekend

Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 09:11 am

As families prepare to enjoy North Dakota’s outdoor destinations over the Labor Day weekend, residents and visitors are encouraged to recreate responsibly by practicing fire safety. While recent moisture has provided some relief from fire starts over the past few weeks, dry conditions still persist in many areas of the state with 100 percent of North Dakota experiencing severe drought conditions.

President approves Burgum’s request for major disaster declaration for June storm damage

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 05:57 pm

President Joe Biden has approved Gov. Doug Burgum’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for a series of storms in early June that caused overland flooding and produced damaging winds and hail, resulting in more than $2.3 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure. 

Burgum appoints judicial referee Lindsey Nieuwsma to South Central Judicial District judgeship

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 03:11 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed judicial referee Lindsey Nieuwsma of Bismarck to a judgeship in the South Central Judicial District, effective Tuesday, Sept. 7.

North Dakota firefighters to help with Hurricane Ida recovery efforts in Louisiana

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 12:58 pm

A group of North Dakota firefighters will be traveling to Louisiana this week to assist with recovery efforts from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Ida. Gov. Doug Burgum has approved an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), allowing a 6-person team from the Bismarck Rural and Williston Fire Departments to deploy equipment and personnel for operations along the Gulf Coast. An EMAC is an emergency response mechanism that allows states to send personnel, equipment and commodities to assist with response and recovery efforts in other states.