Burgum accepts resignation of Indian Affairs Commission Executive Director Scott Davis

Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10:46 am

Gov. Doug Burgum has accepted the resignation of North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission Executive Director Scott Davis, effective April 30, thanking him for nearly 12 years of leadership in building state-tribal relations. Davis will leave Team ND to join Sanford Health as head of Native American outreach.


Applications being accepted for Governor’s Band/Orchestra Program and Choral Program

Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 05:25 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum is encouraging school, community and church bands, orchestras and choirs across North Dakota to apply to serve as the Governor’s Official State Band/Orchestra Program and Choral Program for the 2021-2022 school year.

Flags directed to be flown at half-staff until sunset Monday in memory of Atlanta area shooting victims

Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 05:08 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum, in according with a proclamation issued today by President Joe Biden, has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Monday, March 22, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in remembrance of the victims of the March 16 shooting in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Development Fund approves $3,156,757 in 2020

Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 03:09 pm

The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that 22 companies were approved for a total of $3,156,757 of funds through the North Dakota Development Fund (NDDF) in 2020.

Tourism successes, challenges detailed in 2020 annual report

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 09:37 am

North Dakota’s travel and tourism industry has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But as new reports show, North Dakota Tourism’s insightful and timely “follow your curiosity, not the crowds” messaging resonated with potential visitors.

Burgum: Revised revenue forecast better than expected; can invest in priorities with no new taxes

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 01:43 pm

The state Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today released a better-than-expected revised revenue forecast, putting the state in a strong position to achieve a fiscally conservative budget that holds the line on general fund spending, invests in priorities and maintains healthy reserves, all without raising taxes, Gov. Doug Burgum said.

Resources are available to help North Dakotans transition to a new normal

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 11:39 am

Resuming a normal lifestyle safely as the COVID-19 daily positivity rate remains low and vaccination efforts grow is on the minds of many North Dakotans. The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has resources, supports and services available to help people who may be experiencing stress, anxiety and other emotions during this transition.

Studies highlight impact of oil and gas industry on North Dakota’s economy, counties

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 09:33 am

The oil and natural gas industry in North Dakota accounted for more than $40 billion in gross business volume, nearly 60,000 jobs and over $3.8 billion in state and local tax revenues in 2019, according to one of two studies released today that highlight the industry’s substantial impact on North Dakota’s economy.

Burgum signs first bill of 2021 legislative session, extending pilot for tribal juvenile services agreements

Monday, March 8, 2021 at 07:01 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed his first bill of the 2021 legislative session, extending a pilot program that aims to ensure all justice-involved, at-risk tribal and non-tribal youth have access to similar services.

Burgum appoints Dr. Nizar Wehbi to serve as North Dakota’s State Health Officer

Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:02 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed Dr. Nizar Wehbi (Nee-zar Wee-bee) to serve as North Dakota’s State Health Officer, effective May 1. Wehbi currently serves as deputy director of the Center for Health Policy and assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).