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Human Services reminds North Dakotans that Help is Here to address pandemic-related impacts

Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 09:59 am

As COVID-19 cases grow in North Dakota, state residents may once again begin to experience disruptions at home, at school, at work and in the community.


North Dakotans can help prevent wildfires, keep beaches clean during Labor Day weekend

Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 09:11 am

As families prepare to enjoy North Dakota’s outdoor destinations over the Labor Day weekend, residents and visitors are encouraged to recreate responsibly by practicing fire safety. While recent moisture has provided some relief from fire starts over the past few weeks, dry conditions still persist in many areas of the state with 100 percent of North Dakota experiencing severe drought conditions.


President approves Burgum’s request for major disaster declaration for June storm damage

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 05:57 pm

President Joe Biden has approved Gov. Doug Burgum’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for a series of storms in early June that caused overland flooding and produced damaging winds and hail, resulting in more than $2.3 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure. 


Burgum appoints judicial referee Lindsey Nieuwsma to South Central Judicial District judgeship

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 03:11 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed judicial referee Lindsey Nieuwsma of Bismarck to a judgeship in the South Central Judicial District, effective Tuesday, Sept. 7.


North Dakota firefighters to help with Hurricane Ida recovery efforts in Louisiana

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 12:58 pm

A group of North Dakota firefighters will be traveling to Louisiana this week to assist with recovery efforts from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Ida. Gov. Doug Burgum has approved an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), allowing a 6-person team from the Bismarck Rural and Williston Fire Departments to deploy equipment and personnel for operations along the Gulf Coast. An EMAC is an emergency response mechanism that allows states to send personnel, equipment and commodities to assist with response and recovery efforts in other states.


Burgum, Sanford meet with Japanese business delegation to discuss trade opportunities

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 04:38 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford today met with members of a Japanese business delegation to discuss opportunities for partnership and investment in North Dakota’s economy and advancing North Dakota’s carbon neutrality goal.


LIFT Committee awards $1.25 million in funding for August

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 11:26 am

The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that the Innovation Technology Loan Fund (LIFT) Committee awarded $1.25 million to two North Dakota businesses for the month of August.


MANITOBA TO PROVIDE $7.5 MILLION FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE GARDENS, MATCHING FUNDING PROVIDED BY NORTH DAKOTA

Monday, August 30, 2021 at 01:45 pm

The Manitoba government has provided $7.5 million as its share of a capital infrastructure and facilities redevelopment plan at the International Peace Gardens (IPG) near Boissevain, matching funds provided by North Dakota’s government, Premier Brian Pallister and Gov. Doug Burgum announced today.


$4.9 million awarded in bioscience innovation grants

Friday, August 27, 2021 at 11:15 am

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced that nine grants have been awarded totaling $4.9 million to foster the growth of the bioscience industry in North Dakota.


Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff in honor of U.S. servicemembers killed in Kabul terrorist attack

Friday, August 27, 2021 at 01:14 am

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Monday, Aug. 30, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in honor and remembrance of the U.S. servicemembers and other victims killed in the terrorist attack on Thursday, Aug. 26, in Kabul, Afghanistan.