Burgum statement on Biden administration again delaying U.S.-Canada border reopening until Oct. 21

Monday, September 20, 2021 at 09:08 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after the Biden administration announced it is extending restrictions on nonessential travel at the U.S.-Canada border for another month, until Oct. 21. Canada reopened its border to vaccinated U.S. citizens for nonessential travel on Aug. 9.


Burgum appoints Cody Schulz to lead North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department

Monday, September 20, 2021 at 11:00 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed Cody Schulz to lead the North Dakota Department of Parks and Recreation, citing his extensive record of public service and strong leadership at the state and county levels, including through some of the most challenging periods in recent state history.


Sanford highlights state support for autonomous tech as Grand Farm receives tractor from Sabanto

Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 11:48 am

Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford today highlighted the state of North Dakota’s continued support for the development and commercialization of autonomous technology as he joined officials in announcing that Chicago-based robotics company Sabanto has donated a tractor utilizing its autonomous platform to the Grand Farm project near Fargo.

BCDC hosts a creative placemaking workshop for Artists on Main Street Program

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 09:31 am

The Bowman County Development Corporation (BCDC) hosted a creative placemaking workshop as part of being the recipient for the 2021 Artists on Main Street program on Aug. 30.

Burgum issues statement on President Biden’s executive action to address COVID-19

Friday, September 10, 2021 at 10:52 am

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s plan released Thursday to address the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Burgum recognizes team members with 2021 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Public Service

Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 01:12 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the 2021 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.

Applications for tourism grant opportunity open next week

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 02:27 pm

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the new 2021 Tourism Planning Grant application will open on Sept. 13, 2021.

2021 Main Street Awards announced

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 02:18 pm

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced the recipients of the 2021 Main Street Awards.  

North Dakota faces and voices of recovery to take center stage at fifth annual ‘Recovery Reinvented’

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 10:02 am

Several North Dakotans will share their personal testimonies of battling addiction, finding recovery, providing support to a loved one and their experiences with shame and stigma at the fifth annual “Recovery Reinvented.” Registration is open for the event on Oct. 25 at the Bismarck Event Center. The experience will be hosted by Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum and will be free for both in-person attendees and online via livestream broadcast on

North Dakota State Hospital limits visitors due to increase in COVID-19 cases

Friday, September 3, 2021 at 08:19 am

The North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown announced visitor restrictions today to protect the health and well-being of patients and staff. No visitors are currently allowed on campus.