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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).


Eight North Dakota communities selected to receive Main Street Initiative Partners in Planning Grant funds

Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 03:11 pm

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that eight communities were selected to receive funding for round two of the Main Street Initiative (MSI) Partners in Planning (PiP) Grant with more than $122,000 to be awarded. 


Celebrating women making an impact on tourism in North Dakota

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 01:19 pm

March is National Women’s History Month and North Dakota Tourism is grateful for the contributions of women who are leaders in destination marketing in North Dakota.


Burgum appoints James Leiman to lead North Dakota Department of Commerce; Kessel to serve as COO

Monday, March 1, 2021 at 10:01 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed James Leiman to serve as state Commerce Commissioner, citing his extensive background in enhancing organizations and his effective leadership as the North Dakota Department of Commerce’s director of Economic Development and Finance (ED&F) since March 2018.


Human Services announces grants to build N.D.’s capacity to provide evidence-based Title IV-E prevention services that stabilize families and reduce foster care

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 03:58 pm

Today, the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Children and Family Services Division announced new grant funding opportunities for agencies and professionals that will build North Dakota’s capacity to provide approved evidence-based Title IV-E prevention services to support family stability and prevent children from entering foster care. 


COVID-19 vaccinations commence at DOCR facilities

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 03:45 pm

The North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (ND DOCR) has commenced COVID-19 vaccinations for staff and residents at each facility, including the Dakota Women’s Correctional and Rehabilitation Center (DWCRC) in New England. The vaccinations are completely voluntary and all facilities should have the first round of vaccinations completed by the end of the week.

 


Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division enhancing suicide prevention efforts in ND

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 09:23 am

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division announces grant funding opportunities for local government organizations, community nonprofit or private organizations and tribal nations to further suicide prevention efforts in the state. The 2021 North Dakota Suicide Prevention Grant Program will support the implementation of prevention efforts aimed at decreasing risk factors and increasing protective factors for groups at high risk for suicide.