Help available for SNAP clients in some south-central ND counties who lost food due to power outages on Feb. 2

Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 08:27 am

Frost buildup caused downed power lines in some areas of south-central North Dakota this week.

Commerce renews Renaissance Zone for Gwinner

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 11:55 am

The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that the Renaissance Zone Program for the city of Gwinner has been renewed for five additional years.  

Burgum appoints Jeffry Volk, reappoints Dr. Casey Ryan to North Dakota Board of Higher Education

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 04:33 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed Jeffry Volk of West Fargo to a four-year term on the state Board of Higher Education and reappointed Dr. Casey Ryan of Grand Forks to a second four-year term on the board.

Burgum directs agencies to evaluate impacts of Biden administration’s executive orders on energy industry

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 02:07 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order directing state Cabinet agencies to determine the impacts of recent executive orders issued by the Biden administration on North Dakota’s energy industry and to identify opportunities to challenge federal overreach where necessary.

Embrace winter recreation in North Dakota

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 12:55 pm

February is Winter Recreation month and a perfect time to experience North Dakota’s unique winter activities, including hiking, skiing, fishing and snowmobiling.

Outdoor activities don’t stop in winter, they just switch gears. Dirt, water and grass are replaced by ice and snow. Adventure-seekers will find the Pembina Gorge ( a winter wonderland, with a series of trails for off-road vehicles, snowmobiles and foot traffic, and Frost Fire Park ski and snowboard area ( for downhill skiing.

Human Services launches new Title IV-E Prevention Services Portal

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 08:38 am

Strong, stable families are one of the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ key priorities. To help support that goal, the department’s Children and Family Services Division launched a new web-based portal that will allow parents, other caregivers, agencies, tribal social services and others to apply on behalf of children to determine eligibility for approved Title IV-E prevention services.

Twelve North Dakota communities to receive Main Street Initiative Vibrancy Grant funding

Monday, February 1, 2021 at 10:09 am

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that 12 communities are recommended to receive funding from round two of the Main Street Initiative Vibrancy Grant with a total of $16,500 to be awarded.

North Dakota Department of Commerce to begin accepting grant applications on Feb. 4

Friday, January 29, 2021 at 01:29 pm

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the Hospitality Economic Resiliency Grant (HERG) application window for round two will begin on Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. CST and will close on Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. CST.

Two ND Brain Injury Advisory Council committees to meet Feb. 2 and Feb. 3 by video conference

Friday, January 29, 2021 at 08:57 am

Two committees of the North Dakota Brain Injury Advisory Council will meet next week to discuss various topics relating to brain injury, behavioral health and legislative activities.

ND Behavioral Health Planning Council Legislative Committee to meet Jan. 29 by video conference

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 04:39 pm

The Legislative Committee of the North Dakota Behavioral Health Planning Council will meet Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. to noon CT by video conference. The public is welcome to attend.