DECLARATION

West Fargo Declares An Emergency to Prepare for Spring Flooding

WEST FARGO, N.D. – The City of West Fargo follows suit with Fargo and Moorhead in declaring an emergency to prepare for spring flooding. It’s the first step in preparing to request resources from county, state and federal agencies. The city is preparing for the high potential of 2009 or 2011 flooding conditions. Mayor Bernie Dardis says the biggest concerns are…

President Trump Declares Opioid Crisis a “National Public Health Emergency”

The president says that the problem may "get worse before it gets better" but is vowing that it will ultimately get better

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump is vowing that the nation’s opioid crisis “will be defeated” as he wound up his speech on drug addiction. President Trump was surrounded by people touched by addiction when he signed an order to make the problem a national public health emergency. The president says that the problem may “get worse before it gets…

Gov. Burgum Travels to D.C., Asking for Drought Disaster Declaration

The latest drought monitor survey shows nearly half of the state is still experiencing severe, extreme or exceptional drought conditions

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gov. Burgum is in Washington, D.C. seeking a presidential disaster declaration for the drought. He met with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to talk about drought relief efforts for North Dakota farmers and ranchers. The latest drought monitor survey shows nearly half of the state is still experiencing severe, extreme or exceptional…

Gov. Burgum Declares Drought Disaster for Nearly Entire State of North Dakota

About 16 percent of the state is in severe drought and 18 percent is in the moderate category

  NORTH DAKOTA — Gov. Burgum has declared a drought disaster for nearly all of North Dakota. The U.S. Drought Monitor’s weekly report has rated nearly 46 percent of the state in extreme or exceptional drought, up from 40 percent last week. About 16 percent of the state is in severe drought and 18 percent is in the moderate category….

President Trump Denies Request for Disaster Declaration for DAPL Protests

Burgum spokesman Mike Nowatzki says the governor was notified in May that the request had been denied

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The Trump administration denied a request for a “major disaster declaration” for the pipeline protest in Morton County back in May, and we are just now learning about it. Gov. Burgum made the request to help cover some of the estimated $38 million cost to police protests of the Dakota Access pipeline. Burgum spokesman Mike…

Presidential Disaster Declaration Issued for 10 Counties, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Reservation

This declaration triggers federal assistance of approximately $3.25 million

REGIONAL — A presidential disaster declaration has been issued for 10 counties and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Reservation that were affected by spring flooding. The counties include: Benson, Bottineau, Cavalier, McHenry, Pembina, Pierce, Renville, Rolette, Towner and Walsh. Above-normal snowfall and a lengthy spring snowmelt season produced major overland and river flooding causing widespread damage to roads and other infrastructure….

Tribes Prepare Declaration to Stop Construction on Keystone XL Pipeline

The tribes' declaration points out environmental concerns for the proposed $8 billion pipeline

  CALGARY, Alberta — American Indian tribes in both the United States and Canada are signing a declaration against construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Blackfoot Confederacy, the Great Sioux Nation and Ponca tribes are planning a ceremony in Calgary, Alberta, where the pipeline developer, TransCanada is located. The tribes’ declaration points out environmental concerns for the proposed $8…