News

Water Commission Approves Funding for Water Projects Statewide

Friday, August 13, 2021 at 06:53 pm

At the North Dakota State Water Commission meeting chaired by Governor Burgum on August 12, the Commission approved $95.9 million in cost-share requests. Of that total, $21.4 million was from Legislative appropriations included in the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) budget bill, House Bill 1020, and $74.5 million was from the infrastructure bonding bill, House Bill 1431.  The Commission voted to approve funding for several municipal and rural water supply, flood control, and general water projects across the state. 

 


Water Commission Approves Funding for Water Projects Statewide

Friday, August 13, 2021 at 06:53 pm

At the North Dakota State Water Commission meeting chaired by Governor Burgum on August 12, the Commission approved $95.9 million in cost-share requests. Of that total, $21.4 million was from Legislative appropriations included in the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) budget bill, House Bill 1020, and $74.5 million was from the infrastructure bonding bill, House Bill 1431.  The Commission voted to approve funding for several municipal and rural water supply, flood control, and general water projects across the state. 

 


Burgum statement on Biden administration’s call for OPEC to increase oil production to reduce gas prices

Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 05:47 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum issued the following statement today in response to the Biden administration’s statement suggesting OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) increase oil production to offset high fuel prices.


Commission Approves Eligibility Date for Drought Assistance Funding

Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 05:02 pm

The North Dakota Water Commission today voted to set April 8, 2021, as the start date for eligible labor and material expenses that can be reimbursed through the state’s Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Program (DDLWSP).  In addition, the U.S. Drought Monitor released today shows the expansion of D3 (Extreme Drought) conditions into Richland County, making livestock producers in that county eligible for the DDLWSP.  As of today, all North Dakota counties are now eligible for assistance under the 2021 DDLWSP.


Burgum requests presidential major disaster declaration for June storm damage

Monday, August 9, 2021 at 02:14 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today requested a presidential major disaster declaration for a series of storms in early June that caused overland flooding and produced damaging winds and hail, resulting in more than $2.3 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure. 


As drought persists, Burgum waives hours of service for haulers of livestock, hay and water

Monday, August 9, 2021 at 11:56 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order waiving hours of service restrictions for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting hay, water and livestock to help livestock producers battling extreme drought conditions across North Dakota.


Public input sought through ‘North Dakota Addressing Addiction’ survey

Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11:37 am

Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum are inviting the public to share their thoughts on the current state of addiction and recovery by participating in the “North Dakota Addressing Addiction” survey.

 


Commerce renews Renaissance Zone for Williston

Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 04:47 pm

The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that the Renaissance Zone Program for the city of Williston has been renewed for five additional years.


Larson named director of Human Services’ new Early Childhood Division

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 02:30 pm

The North Dakota Department of Human Services has selected Kay Larson to lead the department’s new Early Childhood Division, which was created in July 2021 to align and focus programs and resources on a key department priority: early childhood experiences.


North Dakota celebrates the launch of the new Early Childhood Division at Let’s Chalk 0 to 5 Event - Early Childhood Matters

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 01:25 pm

Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford, lawmakers, Team ND members, and early childhood service providers and advocates gathered at North Dakota’s Capitol in Bismarck today to raise awareness about why early childhood matters and to announce the launch of the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Early Childhood Division. Speakers also announced several new developments supporting quality early childhood experiences for children ages zero to five.