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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.


New Visitor Services Center unveiled at the Chateau de Mores

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11:16 am

The North Dakota Department of Commerce and the State Historical Society of North Dakota unveiled a new concept for expanded services for visitors at the Chateau de Mores Visitor Center in Medora today.  

 


Burgum waives hours of service for haulers of anhydrous ammonia and other fertilizers

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 03:02 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has signed an executive order granting an hours of service waiver for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting anhydrous ammonia and other fertilizers.


North Dakota is ready for the year of the “Road Trip”

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 10:12 am

As far as travel trends go, we’ve seen a road trip renaissance throughout this pandemic. Driving in a personal vehicle is the safest way to get around and experts say to look for a continued rise in road trips this year. In conjunction with the road trip trend is the growing desire to visit rural destinations. According to Forbes, “search data showed that nearly 90 percent of overall searches in 2020 were for trips to rural areas. 


Burgum appoints Erica Thunder to serve as interim executive director of ND Indian Affairs Commission

Monday, May 3, 2021 at 04:10 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed State Labor Commissioner Erica Thunder to serve as interim executive director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission.


Fifth annual Recovery Reinvented hosted by Governor and First Lady scheduled for Oct. 25 in Bismarck

Monday, May 3, 2021 at 02:51 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum are inviting the general public to join them for Recovery Reinvented on Oct. 25, 2021, at the Bismarck Event Center. The event will be free and open to the public. A robust, online experience also will be available to all.

 


Burgum: Session keeps general fund spending in check, invests in infrastructure without raising taxes and puts Legacy Fund to work for North Dakotans

Friday, April 30, 2021 at 02:28 pm

North Dakota is funding infrastructure, education and other priorities, putting the Legacy Fund to work for current and future generations, and maintaining healthy reserves without raising taxes, Gov. Doug Burgum said today after the 67th Legislative Assembly adjourned its regular session sine die.


North Dakota Department of Health continues public health recommendations after the emergency declaration ends April 30

Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 04:45 pm

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) emphasizes the importance of prevention measures and vaccinations to reduce the risk of transmitting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The increase in the number of active cases since early March, the emergence of new variants, and the increase in the number of hospitalizations highlight the fact that this virus is still circulating in our state.