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Burgum statement on President Biden revoking permit for Keystone XL pipeline

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 09:36 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after President Joe Biden revoked the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

 


Burgum applauds Interior’s signing of Record of Decision for Eastern ND Alternate Water Supply Project

Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:56 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today applauded the federal government’s decision to sign the Record of Decision for the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply (ENDAWS) project, clearing the final hurdle in the environmental review process and allowing construction of the project to proceed. The decision was signed by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation.


Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff through Jan. 13 in honor of fallen U.S. Capitol Police officers

Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 09:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Wednesday, Jan. 13, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, as a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of U.S. Capitol Police Officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, and all Capitol Police officers and law enforcement across the nation.


Burgum calls for bold action to build strong future for North Dakota in 2021 State of the State Address

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 02:32 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today delivered his 2021 State of the State Address, reflecting on the substantial progress and historic challenges of the past year and calling for bold action and investments in infrastructure and other priorities to position North Dakota for an even brighter future.


Burgum announces CyberStart America competition

Friday, October 30, 2020 at 02:26 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the state’s participation in CyberStart America, an innovative, online cybersecurity competition sponsored by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation and SANS Institute. The competition encourages high school students to explore their aptitude for cybersecurity and computer science with a chance to win prizes and scholarships. Registration is open and play begins today. The competition runs through Feb. 28, 2021.


U.S. Department of Transportation selects NDDOT for next phase of UAS pilot program

Friday, October 30, 2020 at 12:35 pm

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has been selected as one of eight participants in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) BEYOND Program.


Burgum helps announce Amazon fulfillment center in Fargo, highlights economic development in ND

Friday, October 30, 2020 at 11:12 am

Calling it “an exciting day for North Dakota,” Gov. Doug Burgum joined officials in Fargo today as technology company Amazon.com Inc. announced the construction of its first fulfillment center in North Dakota, bringing more than 500 full-time jobs to Fargo with a state-of-the-art operation to pack and ship customer purchases.


Burgum welcomes Dr. Deborah Birx back to North Dakota to discuss coronavirus challenges, response

Monday, October 26, 2020 at 04:10 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford today welcomed White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx back to North Dakota for an update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing efforts to save lives and livelihoods.

 


2020 North Dakota Governors Photo Contest winners announced

Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12:52 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum along with North Dakota Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman, North Dakota Council on the Arts Executive Director Kim Konikow and AAA of North Dakota Director Gene LaDoucer today presented the winning submissions from the 17th annual North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest by live virtual event due to coronavirus social distancing protocols.


Money Follows the Person program stakeholders to meet Oct. 21 to discuss new federal supplemental funding for in-home and community services

Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 12:53 pm

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program stakeholders are gathering for a special meeting on Oct. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. Central Time, to discuss new supplemental federal funding available to support North Dakota’s efforts to strengthen in-home and community-based services for individuals with disabilities.