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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.


Burgum issues statement on Corps of Engineers allowing continued operation of Dakota Access Pipeline

Friday, April 9, 2021 at 04:14 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today released the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue operations while an environmental impact statement (EIS) is completed.


Burgum applauds awarding of major contract for F-M Area Diversion, says he’ll sign $680M bonding bill with $435.5M for the flood protection project

Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:18 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today applauded an announcement by U.S. Sen. John Hoeven that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is awarding a nearly $67 million contract to West Fargo-based Industrial Builders Inc. for the Interstate 29 grade raise portion of the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project.


Burgum statement on President Biden’s executive action on guns

Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 07:33 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum issued the following statement today regarding President Biden’s executive action on guns.


Burgum, Goehring announce Livestock Water Supply Program as governor declares statewide drought disaster

Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 03:10 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced today that the State Water Commission has reactivated the Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Project Assistance Program, as the governor declared a statewide drought disaster for extremely dry conditions across North Dakota.


Burgum signs HB 1425, targeting greater portion of Legacy Fund principal to be invested in North Dakota

Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 01:02 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed House Bill 1425, which sets targets for investing a greater portion of the Legacy Fund principal in North Dakota and requires that the State Investment Board (SIB) give preference to qualified investment firms with a presence in the state.


UPDATED w/VIDEO: Burgum surveys wildfire in Billings County, thanks firefighters for keeping residents, Medora safe

Friday, April 2, 2021 at 07:56 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today visited Billings County to survey areas damaged by a wildfire that broke out Thursday, thanking the firefighters and emergency services personnel from more than 20 agencies who fought the blaze and successfully kept it from reaching the city of Medora, which had been evacuated as a precaution.