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.

Burgum appoints Andrea Travnicek to lead North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 09:04 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed Andrea Travnicek to lead the North Dakota Department of Parks and Recreation, citing her extensive leadership experience and long history of resource management at the local, state and federal levels.

Burgum statement on Commerce audit investigation

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 01:31 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after the Burleigh County State’s Attorney confirmed that the North Dakota Department of Commerce complied with state law during its most recent audit period.

North Dakota Department of Commerce exonerated from 2019 state alleged audit violations

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 01:30 pm

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today was found compliant with state law regarding alleged audit violations.

Burgum statement on Vietnam Veterans Day

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 11:25 am

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today thanked Vietnam veterans for their service and sacrifice, signing a proclamation declaring March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day.

State takes steps to reduce regulatory burdens to help North Dakotans through COVID-19 crisis

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 07:12 pm

Categories: all, COVID-19

Actions include streamlining unemployment claims, recognizing driver’s licenses and motor vehicle registration that expired March 1 or later


Small Business Administration declares economic disaster funds for North Dakota

Friday, March 20, 2020 at 05:09 pm

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the Small Business Administration has declared an economic disaster in North Dakota in response to the recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis.