Burgum requests presidential major disaster declaration for severe summer storm damage

Monday, August 31, 2020 at 04:54 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today requested a presidential major disaster declaration for a severe summer storm that caused flash flooding in several counties and resulted in more than $5 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure. 

Burgum applauds Supreme Court ruling upholding 2017 law designed to treat mineral rights owners fairly

Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 05:39 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum issued the following statement today after the North Dakota Supreme Court upheld Senate Bill 2134, which he signed into law in 2017. The legislation, introduced by then-state Sen. Kelly Armstrong, provides an appropriate process for the state Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) to refund money to owners of oil and gas mineral rights under Lake Sakakawea (outside of MHA Nation) where the state had incorrectly assumed ownership. Burgum was named as a defendant in the lawsuit along with the North Dakota Industrial Commission, the Land Board and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

Commerce Special Business Briefing covering the Economic Resiliency Grant application process now available online

Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 03:34 pm

A recording of today’s four-part Special Business Briefing that provided step-by-step instruction on the Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) application process is now available online for those who were not able to join the call due to technical issues with state emails.


Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff in honor of civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis

Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 01:45 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff through today, July 18, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, as a mark of respect for the memory and public service of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who passed away Friday at age 80.

LIFT Committee awards $1.5 million in funding

Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 02:51 pm

The Innovation Technology Loan Fund (LIFT) Committee awarded $1.5 million to two North Dakota businesses for the month of July.

Burgum welcomes release of modernized NEPA process to streamline infrastructure permitting

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 03:46 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today released the following statement after the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released its final rule modernizing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations for the first time in more than 40 years.

Burgum appoints attorney Joseph Wetch Jr. of Fargo to North Dakota Board of Higher Education

Friday, July 10, 2020 at 09:38 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed Fargo attorney Joseph Wetch Jr. to a four-year term on the state Board of Higher Education.

Burgum thanks Trump administration for granting major disaster declaration for spring flooding in ND

Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 11:43 am

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement tonight after the White House announced that President Donald Trump has granted the governor’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for widespread spring flooding estimated to have caused roughly $40 million in damage to roads and other public infrastructure in North Dakota.

Commerce announces special Business Briefing call to introduce the Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) and application process

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 11:39 am

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce will be leading a Special Business Briefing call Thursday, July 9, at 11 a.m. (CST) introducing the new Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) available to North Dakota businesses, as approved by the Budget Section at its June 25 meeting. 


Burgum statement on federal judge’s order to cease operation of Dakota Access Pipeline

Monday, July 6, 2020 at 03:04 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum issued the following statement today after U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down by Aug. 5 while an environmental impact statement is completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.