North Dakota State Hospital modifies on-site visitation guidelines

Friday, February 12, 2021 at 11:26 am

The North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown has modified its on-site visitation guidelines following Gov. Doug Burgum adjusting the statewide COVID-19 risk level to low/green on Jan. 29.

Burgum urges U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allow DAPL to continue operating during EIS review

Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 02:32 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum this week sent a letter urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue operating as the Corps conducts a court-ordered Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) review on the pipeline.

LIFT Committee awards $520,000 in funding for February

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 11:00 am

The Innovation Technology Loan Fund (LIFT) Committee awarded $520,000 to two North Dakota businesses in February.

North Dakota Department of Commerce now accepting applications for Operation Intern

Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 12:51 pm

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the application window for round one of Operation Intern is now open until March 1, 2021. 

Help available for SNAP clients in some south-central ND counties who lost food due to power outages on Feb. 2

Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 08:27 am

Frost buildup caused downed power lines in some areas of south-central North Dakota this week.

Commerce renews Renaissance Zone for Gwinner

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 11:55 am

The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that the Renaissance Zone Program for the city of Gwinner has been renewed for five additional years.  

Burgum appoints Jeffry Volk, reappoints Dr. Casey Ryan to North Dakota Board of Higher Education

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 04:33 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed Jeffry Volk of West Fargo to a four-year term on the state Board of Higher Education and reappointed Dr. Casey Ryan of Grand Forks to a second four-year term on the board.

Burgum directs agencies to evaluate impacts of Biden administration’s executive orders on energy industry

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 02:07 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order directing state Cabinet agencies to determine the impacts of recent executive orders issued by the Biden administration on North Dakota’s energy industry and to identify opportunities to challenge federal overreach where necessary.

Embrace winter recreation in North Dakota

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 12:55 pm

February is Winter Recreation month and a perfect time to experience North Dakota’s unique winter activities, including hiking, skiing, fishing and snowmobiling.

Outdoor activities don’t stop in winter, they just switch gears. Dirt, water and grass are replaced by ice and snow. Adventure-seekers will find the Pembina Gorge ( a winter wonderland, with a series of trails for off-road vehicles, snowmobiles and foot traffic, and Frost Fire Park ski and snowboard area ( for downhill skiing.

Human Services launches new Title IV-E Prevention Services Portal

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 08:38 am

Strong, stable families are one of the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ key priorities. To help support that goal, the department’s Children and Family Services Division launched a new web-based portal that will allow parents, other caregivers, agencies, tribal social services and others to apply on behalf of children to determine eligibility for approved Title IV-E prevention services.