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Burgum statement on President Biden extending ban on new oil and natural gas leases on federal lands

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 04:05 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after President Joe Biden signed an executive order directing the U.S. Department of the Interior to suspend new oil and natural gas leasing on public lands “to the extent possible” for an unspecified length of time.


Department of Human Services seeks comments on five-year renewal of state’s Medicaid waiver for medically fragile children

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 03:33 pm

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Medical Services Division is seeking public comment on a renewal of its Medicaid 1915(c) waiver for medically fragile children. 

 


Applications will open this week for Main Street Initiative Partners in Planning Grant

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 03:16 pm

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the application window for round two of the Main Street Initiative (MSI) Partners in Planning (PiP) Grant will be open from Jan. 29 through Feb. 17. 


ND Department of Human Services receives federal approval to expand behavioral health services

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 01:16 pm

The North Dakota Department of Human Services has received final approval of the Medicaid 1915(i) State Plan Amendment from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), creating opportunities to expand community-based behavioral health services. The department plans to have the program available for Medicaid members who qualify by Feb. 16, 2021.


NDDHS announces 15 percent temporary increase in SNAP food assistance benefits

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 10:18 am

Lower-income North Dakotans who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to supplement their food budget are temporarily receiving some extra help. 


Burgum: ND Department of Human Services intends to temporarily administer federally funded refugee resettlement program to preserve in-state control

Monday, January 25, 2021 at 02:05 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that the North Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) intends to temporarily administer the federally funded refugee resettlement program in North Dakota to preserve in-state control of the program after Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota (LSSND) announced it is unexpectedly closing its doors and will no longer manage the program.


Burgum statement on President Biden revoking permit for Keystone XL pipeline

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 09:36 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after President Joe Biden revoked the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

 


Burgum applauds Interior’s signing of Record of Decision for Eastern ND Alternate Water Supply Project

Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:56 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today applauded the federal government’s decision to sign the Record of Decision for the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply (ENDAWS) project, clearing the final hurdle in the environmental review process and allowing construction of the project to proceed. The decision was signed by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation.


Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff through Jan. 13 in honor of fallen U.S. Capitol Police officers

Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 09:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Wednesday, Jan. 13, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, as a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of U.S. Capitol Police Officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, and all Capitol Police officers and law enforcement across the nation.


Burgum calls for bold action to build strong future for North Dakota in 2021 State of the State Address

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 02:32 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today delivered his 2021 State of the State Address, reflecting on the substantial progress and historic challenges of the past year and calling for bold action and investments in infrastructure and other priorities to position North Dakota for an even brighter future.