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Agency selects Minot native to lead North Central Human Service Center in Minot

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 09:08 am

The North Dakota Department of Human Services has selected Minot native John Butgereit (Butt-grrr-ite) as regional director of its North Central Human Service Center in Minot.


Burgum signs bill uniting agencies into the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 08:21 am

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after signing House Bill 1247, which directs the state Department of Health and Department of Human Services to unite into the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services, effective Sept. 1, 2022.


ND sees record high population in newly released 2020 Census data, 4th highest growth rate by percentage

Monday, April 26, 2021 at 04:39 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum welcomed figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau today showing that North Dakota’s population hit a record high of 779,094 residents on April 1, 2020, and the state had the fourth-highest growth rate in the nation by percentage, growing by 15.8% from 2010 to 2020.


Burgum designates North Dakota as a Second Amendment Sanctuary State, signs bills protecting gun rights

Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:55 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed a proclamation designating North Dakota as a “Second Amendment Sanctuary State,” reinforcing the state’s support for the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.


Burgum signs bill creating Clean Sustainable Energy Fund to support low-emission technology projects

Monday, April 26, 2021 at 11:10 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed legislation creating a Clean Sustainable Energy Fund to support low-emission technology projects and help provide a long-term, viable path forward for the state’s critical energy industry.


Burgum signs $680M bonding package to improve infrastructure across North Dakota without raising taxes

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 10:28 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed House Bill 1431, praising the $680 million bonding package as an economically sound tool to support infrastructure upgrades across North Dakota including flood control, roads, bridges, water projects and an agricultural facility – all with using Legacy Fund earnings and without raising taxes.


Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff in honor of former Vice President Walter Mondale

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 08:47 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, as a mark of respect for the service of former Vice President Walter Mondale, who died Monday at age 93.


NORTH DAKOTA AND MANITOBA ANNOUNCE JOINT INITIATIVE TO VACCINATE ESSENTIAL WORKERS TRANSPORTING GOODS AND SERVICES ACROSS THE CANADA-U.S. BORDER

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:04 am

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister today announced the Essential Worker Cross-Border Vaccination Initiative, where North Dakota will administer COVID-19 vaccinations to Manitoba-based truck drivers transporting goods to and from the United States. This is the first such program between a Canadian and American jurisdiction.

 


Burgum signs HB 1435, covering cost of health insurance for families of emergency responders who die in the line of duty

Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:26 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed House Bill 1435, which will cover the cost of health insurance for surviving spouses and dependents of emergency responders who die in the line of duty.


Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff through April 20 in remembrance of Indianapolis shooting victims

Friday, April 16, 2021 at 01:03 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 20, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in honor and remembrance of the victims of Thursday’s shooting in Indianapolis.