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North Dakota Department of Commerce announces June 12 deadline for Operation Intern applications

Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 03:01 pm

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the application window for Operation Intern will close on Friday, June 12.


Burgum accepts resignation of Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Director Leann Bertsch, thanks her for 15 years of leadership

Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10:16 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today accepted the resignation of Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR) Director Leann Bertsch, thanking her for her 15 years of transformational leadership as she leaves for the private sector, and appointed DOCR Director of Administration Dave Krabbenhoft as interim director of the department.


Individual success stories are reason to celebrate as National Vocational Rehabilitation Act turns 100; VR continues to help people with disabilities become employed

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 03:20 pm

June marks 100 years since the passage of the Smith-Fess Act of 1920, also referred to as "The National Civilian Vocational Rehabilitation Act,” which created the first federally-funded program to assist people with disabilities.


System Integrators Selected for North Dakota’s Statewide UAS BVLOS Network

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 10:30 am

Three leading aviation infrastructure companies have been selected to provide systems engineering and integration services to build, implement, and operate North Dakota’s first-of-its-kind, aviation-grade, statewide network for flying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies Company, L3Harris Technologies, and Thales USA have been contracted to work with the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to enable real-world, scalable, commercial and public UAS BVLOS operations in North Dakota.


UPDATED: Governor declares state of emergency in Fargo, West Fargo and Cass County, activates ND National Guard

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 11:22 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order tonight declaring a state of emergency in Fargo, West Fargo and Cass County and activating the North Dakota National Guard to help local authorities respond to unlawful activity and the risk to people and property due to civil disturbances.


Governor, adjutant general extend condolences for loss of police officer who served in ND National Guard

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 03:36 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard, extended their condolences today after the Grand Forks Police Department identified the officer killed Wednesday while responding to a shooting incident at an apartment building as Cody Holte, 29, who also served as a First Lieutenant in the North Dakota Army National Guard.


Burgum statement on Grand Forks police officer killed in the line of duty

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 10:17 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement after a Grand Forks Police Department officer was fatally shot today while responding to a shooting incident at an apartment building. A Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office deputy also was wounded in the incident, which claimed the life of a woman in the apartment and left the man authorities say initiated the shooting with gunfire injuries.


Burgum requests presidential major disaster declaration for damage caused by spring flooding

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 03:33 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today requested a presidential major disaster declaration for widespread spring flooding estimated to have caused more than $40 million in damage to roads and other public infrastructure in North Dakota. The request follows an executive order Burgum issued April 24 declaring a statewide flood emergency.


Burgum appoints Erica Solberg as student member on North Dakota Board of Higher Education

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 01:49 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed North Dakota State University student Erica Solberg to a one-year term as the student representative on the state Board of Higher Education.


Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff through Sunday for victims of coronavirus pandemic

Friday, May 22, 2020

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Sunday, May 24, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic.