Dr. Drew Pinsky and ‘Beautiful Boy’ author David Sheff to headline fourth annual ‘Recovery Reinvented’

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 11:19 am

Media personality and addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky and New York Times best-selling author David Sheff will be featured speakers at the annual “Recovery Reinvented” event on Oct. 28. Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum will host the fourth annual event, which will be held via livestream broadcast on

Burgum accepts resignation of State Health Officer Dr. Paul Mariani

Friday, September 25, 2020 at 05:51 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today accepted the resignation of Interim State Health Officer Dr. Paul Mariani, thanking him for his leadership of the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH) and appointing NDDOH Chief of Staff Dirk Wilke to fill the role until a replacement can be named.

Burgum recognizes team members with Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Public Service

Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 02:03 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today presented the 2020 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Public Service, recognizing team members for their dedicated work in state government and making a positive difference in the lives of North Dakota citizens during an extremely challenging year.

Kristi Reinke of Minot’s Jim Hill Middle School named 2021 North Dakota Teacher of the Year

Monday, September 21, 2020 at 03:34 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced today that Kristi Reinke, a social studies teacher at Jim Hill Middle School in Minot, has been named the 2021 North Dakota Teacher of the Year.


2020 Main Street ND Summit speakers announced

Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:22 am

Burgum approves help for Oregon wildfire efforts through Emergency Management Assistance Compact

Monday, September 14, 2020 at 04:37 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has approved an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request from the state of Oregon for a firefighter task force to support the response to suppressing the deadly wildfires there. An EMAC is an emergency response mechanism that allows states to send personnel, equipment and commodities to assist with response and recovery efforts in other states.

First Lady to participate in White House roundtable discussion on Recovery-Friendly Workplaces

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 02:24 pm

First Lady Kathryn Burgum will participate in a White House roundtable discussion on recovery-friendly workplaces from 1 to 3 p.m. CT Thursday, Sept. 3. The session, titled “Recovery at Work: Celebrating Connections,” will focus on how employers, state and local governments, and other community leaders have joined hands to expand employment opportunities for Americans in recovery.

Three eastern North Dakota communities to receive Main Street Initiative Vibrancy Grant funding

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 12:17 pm

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that three communities in eastern North Dakota were recommended to receive funding from the Main Street Initiative Vibrancy Grant.

Burgum, Sanford welcome Secretary Brouillette, highlight state’s nuclear mission, energy industry

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 06:07 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford welcomed U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette to North Dakota today, highlighting the importance of Minot Air Force Base’s nuclear mission and the state’s coal, oil and natural gas industries to the United States’ economic and national security.

Burgum statement on Army recommending DOJ enter settlement talks with ND over DAPL protest costs

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 02:22 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum issued the following statement today after the Army recommended that the U.S. Department of Justice should engage in settlement talks over North Dakota’s claim that the federal government should reimburse the state for $38 million in costs related to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.