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Burgum appoints Gracie Lian as student member on North Dakota Board of Higher Education

Monday, May 17, 2021 at 12:11 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed University of North Dakota student Gracie Lian to a one-year term as the student representative on the state Board of Higher Education.


Agency recognizes National Foster Care Month and announces extended support for former foster youth affected by the pandemic

Monday, May 17, 2021 at 10:38 am

The North Dakota Department of Human Services and partner agencies are recognizing National Foster Care Month in May 2021, which honors foster parents for providing safety, stability and support to children and youth in foster care, while also serving as mentors to children and families in crisis.


Burgum thanks Steinwand for service after Game and Fish Department director announces retirement

Monday, May 17, 2021 at 10:02 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today thanked Terry Steinwand Director North Dakota Game and Fish Department for his more than 15 years of transformational leadership of the agency, after Steinwand announced his retirement effective July 31.


Burgum announces 2021 Governor’s Band and Chorus programs from Bismarck and Larimore

Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 03:34 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that the Bismarck Legacy High School Wind Ensemble and Larimore High School Senior Choir have been selected as the 2021 Governor’s Official State Band and Choral Programs.


Burgum stresses opportunities for carbon capture, storage and utilization with U.S. Energy Secretary

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 08:14 pm

In a phone call today with U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Gov. Doug Burgum highlighted opportunities to help meet the nation’s energy needs in a sustainable way through research and development of carbon capture, storage and utilization (CCUS) technology by the oil and gas, coal and biofuel industries.


UPDATED w/AUDIO: Burgum addresses Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, issues carbon neutral challenge

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 12:35 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today addressed attendees at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, thanking oil and gas operators for their positive impact and resiliency through the COVID-19 pandemic and challenging the industry to help make North Dakota a carbon-neutral state by the end of the decade.


North Dakota to restore pre-pandemic unemployment programs to address statewide workforce shortage

Monday, May 10, 2021 at 05:41 pm

North Dakota will terminate its participation in the federal government’s pandemic-related unemployment assistance programs, effective June 19, to help address the ongoing workforce shortage across the state, Gov. Doug Burgum announced today.


Burgum joins ADM in announcing soybean crushing plant at Spiritwood

Monday, May 10, 2021 at 10:00 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today joined ADM in announcing plans to build North Dakota’s first dedicated soybean crushing plant and refinery in Spiritwood, N.D. The $350 million crush and refining complex will create 70 permanent jobs and have the capacity to process up to 150,000 bushels of soybeans per day. It’s expected to be completed prior to the 2023 harvest, according to ADM.


2021 Governor’s Photo Contest for Travel and Tourism kicks off

Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:50 am

Gov. Doug Burgum and the North Dakota Tourism Division, in partnership with AAA of North Dakota and North Dakota Council on the Arts, have launched the 2021 North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest for Travel and Tourism.


Burgum thanks State Health Council members for their service, opens positions for applications

Friday, May 7, 2021 at 09:04 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that positions on the State Health Council are open for applications after the governor accepted the resignations of the council’s current members, thanking them for their service and contributions to the health and well-being of North Dakotans.