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Burgum requests presidential major disaster declaration for flooding from heavy rain, snowstorm

Friday, December 13, 2019 at 11:16 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today requested a presidential major disaster declaration for the impacts of an October storm that dumped heavy rain and snow on a large swath of the state and caused up to $9.7 million in damage to public infrastructure, according to preliminary assessments.


Feed transportation cost-share program announced

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 12:23 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring have announced the availability of a program that will reimburse eligible producers for a portion of feed transportation expenses. The Emergency Feed Transportation Assistance Program will help producers who have verifiable feed losses as a result of extraordinary weather conditions this fall.


Burgum to highlight progress on Reimagining the Rural West Initiative at Western Governors’ meeting

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 11:25 am

Gov. Doug Burgum will kick off the Western Governors’ Association’s 2019 Winter Meeting on Friday by highlighting progress on the Reimagining the Rural West Initiative, his central policy initiative as WGA Chair for 2019-2020.


Committee on Aging meeting to focus on wellness opportunities for older adults and Aging Services Division goals

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 09:45 am

The state Committee on Aging, which advises the North Dakota Department of Human Services on the needs of older adults, will discuss the Aging Services Division’s goals when they meet Friday, Dec. 13 in Bismarck. The committee has also invited Linae Bieber of the Leadership, Education and Development Center at Sanford Health, to give a presentation on nutrition and exercise services and opportunities for older adults.


North Dakota's labor crunch is driving up wages for census workers in the Oil Patch

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 09:56 pm

Categories: all, Census 2020

The labor crunch is driving wages for census workers higher statewide, but particularly in the Oil Patch.


STUTSMAN COUNTY CENSUS GROUP LAUNCHES LOCAL CAMPAIGN

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 09:54 pm

Categories: all, Census 2020

The Stutsman County Census Committee has launched a local campaign aimed at encouraging participation in the 2020 Census.


Burgum issues statement on House of Representatives agreeing to advance USMCA trade deal

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11:59 am

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after reports that the House of Representatives has agreed to bring the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) forward for a vote.


North Dakota schools to participate in nationwide Hour of Code

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 08:51 am

A statewide Hour of Code is planned with dozens of school districts on Thursday, Dec. 12 as part of a nationwide, annual event hosted by Code.org. Held in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week and coordinated by Microsoft, the event is part of a broader effort to give students of all ages opportunities to learn about coding and computer science as foundational 21st century skills.


White House clarifies proposed figures for refugee resettlement as local jurisdictions weigh consent

Monday, December 9, 2019 at 04:14 pm

The Governor’s Office today shared information provided by the White House to ensure that accurate information is being used as local jurisdictions determine whether to consent to continued refugee resettlement.


Northern AG Expo Hosts Its Annual Event For Farmers

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Categories: all, Census 2020

 In April, the U.S. will conduct its constitutionally mandated 10 year census to determine the country’s population.