Winners Names in 2019 Governor's Photo Contest

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 01:50 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the winning photographs and honorable mentions of the 16th annual North Dakota Governor's Photo Contest at a ceremony in Memorial Hall of the North Dakota Capitol. 

North Dakota Statewide UAS Network Industry Day a Success

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 08:30 am

Yesterday, the North Dakota Department of Commerce and the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) hosted BVLOS in ND: Building a Statewide UAS Network, an all-day event that provided new information and insights to stakeholders, as well as details on the upcoming procurement and beginning implementation of the statewide UAS network.

Development Fund Awards Funding Totaling $1,675,000

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

The North Dakota Development Fund, a funding program within the North Dakota Department of Commerce, awarded funding for seven projects totaling $1,675,000 at its board meeting in September.  

BSC Receives Donation for Jet Program

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 12:50 pm

Hess Corporation presented $75,000 check for BSC Job Experience Training Program  

BISMARCK, N.D. – Hess Corp. presented a $75,000 donation to Bismarck State College (BSC) for the Job Experience Training (JET) program that is part of BSC’s National Energy Center of Excellence during the Great Plains & EmPower ND Energy Conference held Oct. 8 on the BSC campus.  

Options for producers sought as wet weather continues

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 03:58 pm

The extensive wet pattern in North Dakota, topped with an early snowstorm, is creating a great deal of anxiety for farmers and ranchers. The state is exploring all possible means of assistance and encouraging those in emotional distress to reach out for help, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Gov. Doug Burgum said today in a joint statement.

“We recognize the challenges our producers are experiencing,” Goehring said. “The wet weather has caused much disease in cereal crops and has created an inability to harvest remaining cereal grains and row crops, as well as potatoes and sugarbeets.”

Burgum announces members of newly established Children’s Cabinet

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 03:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the 12 members of the newly established Children’s Cabinet, which will study and coordinate care for children across the three branches of state government and the tribal nations.

Lift Committee Members Meet For Program's First Planning Session

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 02:00 pm

The Legacy Investment for Technology (LIFT) Committee held its first strategic planning last week on Oct. 2.  

Consisting of seven appointed members, the LIFT Committee is responsible for the application evaluations of the loan program supporting technology advancement for North Dakota businesses through the commercialization of intellectual property. 

North Dakota’s Cybersecurity education and training “K-20W” Initiative wins national award

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 08:34 am

The K-20W Initiative, a statewide, comprehensive approach to cybersecurity education and workforce training, has been named a CSO50 Award winner. Code named “K-20W” to reflect every student from kindergarten through PhD and workforce, the K-20W coalition is comprised of more than 40 public and private sector participants who share a goal of  “Every Student. Every School. Cyber Educated.“ The Initiative was also the recipient of a Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service and was a Center for Digital Government Government Experience Award Finalist.

Burgum: $561M loan announced by EPA head Wheeler is crucial for Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 11:10 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler in announcing that the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project has been invited to apply for a $561 million EPA loan – clearing a major hurdle for a crucial piece of financing for the flood control project. Burgum and Wheeler also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) renewing the commitment to collaboration between the EPA and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC), which Burgum chairs.

2020 ND Census Manager Kevin Iverson ~ Dakota Journalists ~ Greta Thunberg & EmPower Conference

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Census 2020

In an excerpt from a recent episode of the Prairie Pulse television show, John Harris visits with Kevin Iverson, manager of the North Dakota Census Office. ~~~ Teri Finneman hosts the Dakota Journalists podcast. In this excerpt, we hear how regional journalists define success. ~~~ Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay titled: “Peace and Quiet in the Dairy.” ~~~ Activist Greta Thunberg visited North and South Dakota this week. Today, she was in Fort Yates with fellow activist Tokata Iron Eyes who’s active with Indigenized Energy. Joining us to report on the event is Amy Sisk of the Bismarck Tribune.  Dave Thompson also joins the conversation. He’ll report from the Great Plains & EmPower ND Energy Conference, which included remarks from EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler.