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2021 North Dakota Governors Photo Contest winners announced

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 02:38 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum along with North Dakota Commerce Tourism and Marketing Director Sara Otte Coleman and North Dakota Council on the Arts Executive Director Kim Konikow today presented the winning submissions from the 18th annual North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.  


Paczkowski named as State Engineer for the Department of Water Resources

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 10:04 am

Andrea Travnicek, Ph.D., Director of the Department of Water Resources, today announced John Paczkowski as State Engineer for the Department of Water Resources, noting his considerable dedication, strong leadership, and vast knowledge of North Dakota’s water resources.


More than $7.5 million available to North Dakotans for weatherization, heating and cooling repair assistance

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 10:45 am

The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that their Community Services Division received more than $7.5 million in funding for weatherization, and energy furnace and cooling repair programs.


As strain on hospitals reaches tipping point, leaders urge public to help reduce need for hospitalization

Friday, October 1, 2021 at 12:56 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and chief medical officers and physicians from several of the state’s largest hospitals today warned that hospital capacity in North Dakota is reaching critical levels and urged the public to help reduce the need for hospitalization.


Beginning this heating season, North Dakotans can apply online for home heating help

Friday, October 1, 2021 at 09:28 am

Beginning this heating season, North Dakotans who need help paying for their winter heating bills can apply online for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The heating assistance program is the final program to be added to the state’s online Self-Service Portal and Consolidated Eligibility System (SPACES). Individuals can also apply locally at a human service zone office or by mail if they prefer.


Burgum unveils Accelerate ND plan with strategic investment of federal funds, tax relief for citizens

Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 01:03 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today unveiled his “Accelerate ND” plan containing his executive recommendations to the state Legislature for strategically investing federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). As part of the plan, the governor also proposed using a portion of the state’s near-record ending fund balance from the 2019-21 budget to provide an estimated $207 million of income tax relief over two years, support economic development and provide long-term cost savings to North Dakota taxpayers, all without raising taxes.


Bret Dockter of Harvey named 2022 North Dakota Teacher of the Year

Monday, September 27, 2021 at 04:16 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced Monday that Bret Dockter, a sixth-grade teacher at B.M. Hanson Elementary School in Harvey, has been named North Dakota’s 2022 Teacher of the Year.


CLEAN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AUTHORITY ACCEPTING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS AND LOANS

Monday, September 27, 2021 at 03:12 pm

The North Dakota Industrial Commission approved program guidelines today and is currently accepting financial assistance applications through Nov. 1, 2021, for the Clean Sustainable Energy Authority. 


Al Anderson named Director of Clean Sustainable Energy Authority

Monday, September 27, 2021 at 03:07 pm

Al Anderson was named by the North Dakota Industrial Commission to serve as the director of the North Dakota Clean Sustainable Energy Authority (Authority) effective today Sept. 27, 2021.


Watford energy business trains displaced oilfield worker in height of pandemic with Technical Skills Training Grant: Funds remain available for more opportunities to continue building a skilled workforce

Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many North Dakota businesses experienced an unprecedented shift within the workforce.