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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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Options for producers sought as wet weather continues

The extensive wet pattern in North Dakota, topped with an early snowstorm, is creating a great deal of anxiety for farmers and ranchers. The state is exploring all possible means of assistance and encouraging those in emotional distress to reach out for help, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Gov. Doug Burgum said today in a joint statement.

“We recognize the challenges our producers are experiencing,” Goehring said. “The wet weather has caused much disease in cereal crops and has created an inability to harvest remaining cereal grains and row crops, as well as potatoes and sugarbeets.”


Lift Committee Members Meet For Program's First Planning Session

The Legacy Investment for Technology (LIFT) Committee held its first strategic planning last week on Oct. 2.  

Consisting of seven appointed members, the LIFT Committee is responsible for the application evaluations of the loan program supporting technology advancement for North Dakota businesses through the commercialization of intellectual property. 


North Dakota’s Cybersecurity education and training “K-20W” Initiative wins national award

The K-20W Initiative, a statewide, comprehensive approach to cybersecurity education and workforce training, has been named a CSO50 Award winner. Code named “K-20W” to reflect every student from kindergarten through PhD and workforce, the K-20W coalition is comprised of more than 40 public and private sector participants who share a goal of  “Every Student. Every School. Cyber Educated.“ The Initiative was also the recipient of a Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service and was a Center for Digital Government Government Experience Award Finalist.


Burgum: $561M loan announced by EPA head Wheeler is crucial for Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project

Gov. Doug Burgum today joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler in announcing that the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project has been invited to apply for a $561 million EPA loan – clearing a major hurdle for a crucial piece of financing for the flood control project. Burgum and Wheeler also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) renewing the commitment to collaboration between the EPA and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC), which Burgum chairs.


Valley City State University Student wins full cybersecurity scholarship from SANS Technology Institute

Shane Hitch, a sophomore at Valley City State University majoring in software engineering, has been awarded a $22,000 scholarship to the Applied Cybersecurity certificate program operated by SANS Technology Institute. Hitch, one of only 100 students nationwide to receive the scholarship, was a finalist in the SANS Cyber FastTrack challenge, a free online cybersecurity program for college students and graduates designed to help improve the quality and preparation of cybersecurity professionals in this growing, global career field.


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NDDOT State Fleet Bismarck Vehicle Auction

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The Main Street ND Summit is an annual gathering of local and regional community building experts and advocates to share best practices and engage community leaders, entrepreneurs, students and interested citizens in envisioning North Dakota’s future.


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NDDOT State Fleet Bismarck Vehicle Auction