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Keep up to date with our latest news stories and events. We are building an environment where people can live larger and businesses can grow faster. North Dakota offers career opportunities, family-friendly communities, great schools and a balance that gives the best of life in the city or country. Learn more about North Dakota and you’ll begin to realize that the good life may be waiting for you here.

Our wide-open spaces offer endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, while our cities offer shopping, dining, culture and nightlife. North Dakota consistently ranks among the top states for high school graduation. We have excellent school systems, from elementary schools through higher education and career training. We also have the shortest average commute time in the country according to the U.S. Census, giving you more time to enjoy the good life you’ll find in North Dakota.

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Grant Opportunities for Land and Water Conservation Fund and Recreational Trails Program

The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (NDPRD) is now seeking Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and Recreation Trails Program (RTP) grant applications.


Governor, State Superintendent and Chief Information Officer highlight innovative education at Technology Showcase

Gov. Doug Burgum, Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley and State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler today participated in the biennial K-12 Education Technology Showcase in the Capitol’s Memorial Hall. The Showcase is an opportunity for schools from around the state to highlight best practices and innovative approaches to technology in K-12 education. Ten schools were selected to participate based on topic and best practices.


Burgum announces succession planning for chief operating officer position, thanks Uecker for service

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the launch of the succession planning process for the state’s next Chief Operating Officer, thanking current COO Jodi Uecker for her service as she transitions toward retirement in June.


Applications being accepted for Governor’s Band/Orchestra Program and Choral Program

Gov. Doug Burgum is encouraging school, community and church bands and choirs across North Dakota to apply to serve as the Governor’s Official State Band/Orchestra Program and Choral Program for 2019.


Qualifying low-income North Dakotans to receive March Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits on March 1

The North Dakota Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for March will be issued to qualifying low-income households on March 1. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide funding for next month’s benefits even if there is a second partial federal government shutdown.


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North Dakota Travel Industry Conference

Preparations are underway for the 2019 North Dakota Travel Industry Conference, to be held April 15-17 at the Grand Hotel in Minot. Registration is open for next year's conference.