Burgum: North Dakota to add intermodal rail service, reducing shipping costs for ag producers, industry

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 01:43 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that North Dakota will soon be launching intermodal rail service – the culmination of more than two decades of effort to gain access to intermodal transportation to reduce shipping costs for the state’s agricultural producers and other industries.

Human Services launches anonymous tip system to help prevent underage substance use

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 10:19 am

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division, through collaboration with the North Dakota Sheriffs and Deputies Association, the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol, recently launched NDTip, an anonymous statewide tip system that connects North Dakotans with their local sheriff’s department or highway patrol to report underage substance use.

Gov. Doug Burgum presents 2020 Main Street Awards

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the recipients of the 2020 Main Street Awards honoring communities and individuals who demonstrated excellence in elevating the three pillars of the Main Street Initiative through local projects or other efforts

Burgum statement on passing of former U.S. Sen. Mark Andrews

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 07:43 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today regarding former U.S. Sen. Mark Andrews, who passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, at age 94. Andrews represented North Dakota in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1963 to 1981 and in the U.S. Senate from 1981 to 1987.

Governor’s Choice Awards recognize outstanding economic development in North Dakota

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 04:26 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum, in partnership with the Economic Development Association of North Dakota (EDND), presented the Governor’s Choice Economic Development Awards today during the Main Street ND Summit.

Burgum kicks off Main Street ND Summit, announces new tools for community planning and development

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 10:19 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today kicked off the third annual 2020 Main Street ND Summit, delivering opening remarks about building community resiliency and announcing two new tools to aid communities with planning and development.

President grants Burgum’s request for major disaster declaration for severe summer storm damage

Friday, October 2, 2020 at 01:35 pm

President Donald Trump has approved Gov. Doug Burgum’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for the impacts of a severe summer storm that caused flash flooding in several counties and resulted in more than $5 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure. 


Burgum returns ID tag found in Russia to widow of ND soldier wounded in Vietnam War over 50 years ago

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 01:47 pm

A U.S. Army identification tag belonging to a soldier from North Dakota who lost the tag when he was wounded by a grenade in the Vietnam War more than 50 years ago was returned to the soldier’s widow today after the tag resurfaced in Russia.

Dr. Drew Pinsky and ‘Beautiful Boy’ author David Sheff to headline fourth annual ‘Recovery Reinvented’

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 11:19 am

Media personality and addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky and New York Times best-selling author David Sheff will be featured speakers at the annual “Recovery Reinvented” event on Oct. 28. Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum will host the fourth annual event, which will be held via livestream broadcast on

Burgum accepts resignation of State Health Officer Dr. Paul Mariani

Friday, September 25, 2020 at 05:51 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today accepted the resignation of Interim State Health Officer Dr. Paul Mariani, thanking him for his leadership of the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH) and appointing NDDOH Chief of Staff Dirk Wilke to fill the role until a replacement can be named.