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.

Follow your curiosity, not the crowds this Memorial Day weekend

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 12:18 pm

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, so make it your official kickoff to outdoor adventures and explore North Dakota. 

Commerce encourages immediate response from rural North Dakotans, as delivery of the census packets in rural communities resumes

Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 04:47 pm

The North Dakota Department of Commerce encourages rural residents to immediately respond to the Census 2020 survey as delivery of material packets resumes for the remaining rural residences in the state. 

In meeting with President Trump, Burgum highlights state-federal partnerships, continued testing support

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 04:40 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum met with President Donald Trump today at the White House, highlighting the benefits of state-federal partnerships to North Dakota’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts and the need for continued federal support to fully execute the state’s testing strategy.