Burgum places ND National Guard on standby for wildfire response as drought conditions worsen

Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 02:50 pm

As extreme drought conditions continue to spread across North Dakota, Gov. Doug Burgum today placed the North Dakota National Guard on standby to provide help if additional resources are needed to respond to a growing number of wildfires.

Burgum: North Dakota to work with National Governors Association to meet social and emotional needs of students, families

Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 09:06 am

The National Governors Association (NGA) will collaborate with North Dakota and five other states on strategies for equitably meeting the social-emotional needs of students and families during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Agency addresses questions about unaccompanied undocumented individuals

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 03:24 pm

The North Dakota Department of Human Services confirmed today, Tuesday, that while it works to support the resettlement of refugees and other individuals who are legally authorized to enter the country, the state has not accepted unaccompanied undocumented children from the United States’ southern border.

Burgum appoints Dave Krabbenhoft to lead Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Monday, March 29, 2021 at 10:04 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed Dave Krabbenhoft to lead the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR). Krabbenhoft currently serves as the agency’s director of administration and has served as interim director since August 2020.

Burgum urges feds to keep existing MSA criteria, preserve metro designation for Bismarck, Grand Forks

Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 02:28 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum is urging the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to abandon its plan to change the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) criteria, which would cause Bismarck and Grand Forks to lose their MSA designation and risk access to federal funding and information.

Burgum: Great River Energy enters exclusive negotiations to sell Coal Creek Station

Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 10:50 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that Great River Energy (GRE) is in exclusive negotiations to sell Coal Creek Station and GRE’s high-voltage, direct current transmission system. If such a sale occurs, the buyer would continue to operate Coal Creek Station and GRE would not shut it down.

Burgum signs ‘pathways to graduation’ bill, providing flexibility to promote personalized learning

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 03:07 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum this week signed legislation that caps a four-year collaborative effort to pave the way for authentic learning and flexibility in pathways for North Dakota students to achieve graduation.

Burgum directs flags to be flown at half-staff in remembrance of Boulder, Colo., shooting victims

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 02:28 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Saturday, March 27, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in honor and remembrance of the 10 victims of Monday’s shooting in Boulder, Colo.

In letter to DHS secretary, Burgum opposes transfer of detained migrants to North Dakota

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 01:15 pm

In a letter today to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Gov. Doug Burgum stressed his opposition to the transfer of detained migrants from the southern border to North Dakota being considered by DHS, as media have reported. While the White House has said there are no such plans, North Dakota’s homeland security director has requested a detailed briefing from DHS on the matter.

Burgum accepts resignation of Indian Affairs Commission Executive Director Scott Davis

Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10:46 am

Gov. Doug Burgum has accepted the resignation of North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission Executive Director Scott Davis, effective April 30, thanking him for nearly 12 years of leadership in building state-tribal relations. Davis will leave Team ND to join Sanford Health as head of Native American outreach.