Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff Friday for Peace Officers Memorial Day; virtual vigil tonight

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 03:47 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Friday, May 15, 2020, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Foster parents recognized for being creative at strengthening families by supporting connections during COVID-19

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 10:25 am

Gov. Doug Burgum has proclaimed May Children’s Foster Care Month in North Dakota to recognize the many individuals committed to strengthening families and ensuring the safety, permanency and well-being of children in foster care.

Burgum statement on federal agency pre-empting Washington state’s crude-by-rail law

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 09:10 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum issued the following statement today after the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) pre-empted a Washington state law that effectively banned rail shipments of Bakken crude to refineries in that state.

Burgum appoints Danita Bye of Stanley to North Dakota Board of Higher Education

Friday, May 8, 2020 at 12:31 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed business consultant Danita Bye of Stanley to the state Board of Higher Education.

Burgum statement on Great River Energy’s announcement to retire Coal Creek Station in 2022

Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 12:57 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after Great River Energy (GRE), a not-for-profit wholesale electric power cooperative providing power in Minnesota and Wisconsin, announced plans to retire its 1,151-megawatt (MW) coal generating power plant, Coal Creek Station, in Underwood, N.D., during the second half of 2022.

2020 Governor’s Photo Contest for Travel and Tourism kicks off

Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 09:36 am

Gov. Doug Burgum and the North Dakota Tourism Division, in partnership with AAA of North Dakota and North Dakota Council on the Arts, are launching the 2020 North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest for Travel and Tourism.

Governor’s Travel and Tourism Award winners announced

Monday, May 4, 2020 at 04:09 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum, Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman and Destination Marketing Association of North Dakota (DMAND) president Searle Swedlund presented six Governor’s Travel and Tourism Awards today during the weekly tourism industry chat.

Travel and Tourism Week Celebrates #SpiritofTravel

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 04:42 pm

Travel and Tourism can be an economic engine that helps drive North Dakota out of the crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry needs to make sure it is positioned to welcome back travelers when the "Spirit of Travel" turns from planning to action. 

Burgum presents strategic budget guidelines for 2021-2023 biennium

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:32 am

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum today presented his strategic budget guidelines for the state of North Dakota for the 2021-2023 biennium, with an emphasis on teleworking, process improvement, reduced facility costs and the use of technology for efficiencies to offset the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and a historic collapse in oil prices and tax revenues.

Burgum declares statewide flood emergency due to spring flooding

Friday, April 24, 2020 at 03:58 pm

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum today issued an executive order declaring a statewide flood emergency for spring flooding that has caused an estimated $7 million in infrastructure damage so far.