Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff in honor of civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis

Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 01:45 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff through today, July 18, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, as a mark of respect for the memory and public service of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who passed away Friday at age 80.

LIFT Committee awards $1.5 million in funding

Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 02:51 pm

The Innovation Technology Loan Fund (LIFT) Committee awarded $1.5 million to two North Dakota businesses for the month of July.

Burgum welcomes release of modernized NEPA process to streamline infrastructure permitting

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 03:46 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today released the following statement after the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released its final rule modernizing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations for the first time in more than 40 years.

Burgum appoints attorney Joseph Wetch Jr. of Fargo to North Dakota Board of Higher Education

Friday, July 10, 2020 at 09:38 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed Fargo attorney Joseph Wetch Jr. to a four-year term on the state Board of Higher Education.

Burgum thanks Trump administration for granting major disaster declaration for spring flooding in ND

Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 11:43 am

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement tonight after the White House announced that President Donald Trump has granted the governor’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for widespread spring flooding estimated to have caused roughly $40 million in damage to roads and other public infrastructure in North Dakota.

Commerce announces special Business Briefing call to introduce the Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) and application process

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 11:39 am

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce will be leading a Special Business Briefing call Thursday, July 9, at 11 a.m. (CST) introducing the new Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) available to North Dakota businesses, as approved by the Budget Section at its June 25 meeting. 


Burgum statement on federal judge’s order to cease operation of Dakota Access Pipeline

Monday, July 6, 2020 at 03:04 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum issued the following statement today after U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down by Aug. 5 while an environmental impact statement is completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Khan Academy founder announced as speaker as registration opens for Summit on Innovative Education

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:04 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today encouraged North Dakotans to register for the 2020 Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education, announcing Khan Academy founder Sal Khan as a featured speaker. The summit will take place July 21 in a virtual format.

Governor seeks nominations for 2020 Main Street ND Awards

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 04:46 pm

Nominations for the 2020 Governor’s Main Street ND Awards, a program of North Dakota’s Main Street Initiative (MSI), are now being accepted through Aug. 14, 2020.

Burgum statement on passing of Sister Thomas Welder

Monday, June 22, 2020 at 03:17 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today regarding the passing of Sister Thomas Welder, former longtime president of the University of Mary and 2004 recipient of the North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, the state’s highest commendation for its citizens.