Burgum appoints judicial referee Lindsey Nieuwsma to South Central Judicial District judgeship

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 03:11 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed judicial referee Lindsey Nieuwsma of Bismarck to a judgeship in the South Central Judicial District, effective Tuesday, Sept. 7.

North Dakota firefighters to help with Hurricane Ida recovery efforts in Louisiana

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 12:58 pm

A group of North Dakota firefighters will be traveling to Louisiana this week to assist with recovery efforts from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Ida. Gov. Doug Burgum has approved an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), allowing a 6-person team from the Bismarck Rural and Williston Fire Departments to deploy equipment and personnel for operations along the Gulf Coast. An EMAC is an emergency response mechanism that allows states to send personnel, equipment and commodities to assist with response and recovery efforts in other states.

Burgum, Sanford meet with Japanese business delegation to discuss trade opportunities

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 04:38 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford today met with members of a Japanese business delegation to discuss opportunities for partnership and investment in North Dakota’s economy and advancing North Dakota’s carbon neutrality goal.

LIFT Committee awards $1.25 million in funding for August

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 11:26 am

The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that the Innovation Technology Loan Fund (LIFT) Committee awarded $1.25 million to two North Dakota businesses for the month of August.


Monday, August 30, 2021 at 01:45 pm

The Manitoba government has provided $7.5 million as its share of a capital infrastructure and facilities redevelopment plan at the International Peace Gardens (IPG) near Boissevain, matching funds provided by North Dakota’s government, Premier Brian Pallister and Gov. Doug Burgum announced today.

$4.9 million awarded in bioscience innovation grants

Friday, August 27, 2021 at 11:15 am

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced that nine grants have been awarded totaling $4.9 million to foster the growth of the bioscience industry in North Dakota.

Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff in honor of U.S. servicemembers killed in Kabul terrorist attack

Friday, August 27, 2021 at 01:14 am

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Monday, Aug. 30, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in honor and remembrance of the U.S. servicemembers and other victims killed in the terrorist attack on Thursday, Aug. 26, in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

Emergency Commission approves $2.5M for hay transportation assistance program to help livestock producers hit by drought

Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 02:56 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced today that the North Dakota Emergency Commission has approved $2.5 million to reactivate the Emergency Feed Transportation Assistance Program to help reimburse a portion of hay transportation expenses for eligible livestock producers who have lost feed supplies due to drought.

Burgum issues statement on terrorist attacks in Kabul that killed and injured U.S. servicemembers

Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 02:48 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after the terrorist attacks at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan in which 12 U.S. servicemembers were killed and 15 were injured, according to the Pentagon. 

Land & Water Conservation Fund Grant Opens September 1

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 03:52 pm

The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (NDPRD) is soliciting applications for the FY21 Land and Water Conservation Fund starting Wednesday, September 1 through Thursday, September 30, 2021.