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Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff through April 6 in honor of victims of attack at U.S. Capitol

Friday, April 2, 2021 at 06:36 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Tuesday, April 6, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, as a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of the victims of today’s attack at the U.S. Capitol.


Burgum surveys wildfire in Billings County, thanks firefighters for keeping residents, Medora safe

Friday, April 2, 2021 at 06:04 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today visited Billings County to survey areas damaged by a wildfire that broke out Thursday, thanking the firefighters and emergency services personnel from more than 20 agencies who fought the blaze and successfully kept it from reaching the city of Medora, which had been evacuated as a precaution. 


Burgum declares statewide fire emergency; National Guard helicopters deployed to help fight Billings County blaze

Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 05:45 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today declared a statewide wildfire emergency, enabling the North Dakota National Guard to deploy two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to help fight a Billings County wildfire that has prompted the evacuation of the city of Medora.


Burgum places ND National Guard on standby for wildfire response as drought conditions worsen

Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 02:50 pm

As extreme drought conditions continue to spread across North Dakota, Gov. Doug Burgum today placed the North Dakota National Guard on standby to provide help if additional resources are needed to respond to a growing number of wildfires.


Burgum: North Dakota to work with National Governors Association to meet social and emotional needs of students, families

Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 09:06 am

The National Governors Association (NGA) will collaborate with North Dakota and five other states on strategies for equitably meeting the social-emotional needs of students and families during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.


Agency addresses questions about unaccompanied undocumented individuals

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 03:24 pm

The North Dakota Department of Human Services confirmed today, Tuesday, that while it works to support the resettlement of refugees and other individuals who are legally authorized to enter the country, the state has not accepted unaccompanied undocumented children from the United States’ southern border.


Burgum appoints Dave Krabbenhoft to lead Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Monday, March 29, 2021 at 10:04 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed Dave Krabbenhoft to lead the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR). Krabbenhoft currently serves as the agency’s director of administration and has served as interim director since August 2020.


Burgum urges feds to keep existing MSA criteria, preserve metro designation for Bismarck, Grand Forks

Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 02:28 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum is urging the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to abandon its plan to change the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) criteria, which would cause Bismarck and Grand Forks to lose their MSA designation and risk access to federal funding and information.


Burgum: Great River Energy enters exclusive negotiations to sell Coal Creek Station

Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 10:50 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that Great River Energy (GRE) is in exclusive negotiations to sell Coal Creek Station and GRE’s high-voltage, direct current transmission system. If such a sale occurs, the buyer would continue to operate Coal Creek Station and GRE would not shut it down.


Burgum signs ‘pathways to graduation’ bill, providing flexibility to promote personalized learning

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 03:07 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum this week signed legislation that caps a four-year collaborative effort to pave the way for authentic learning and flexibility in pathways for North Dakota students to achieve graduation.