DOUG BURGUM

Burgum gives nearly $1 million in campaign contributions

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Wealthy former software executive and North Dakota GOP Gov. Doug Burgum has personally shelled out nearly $1 million ahead of the state’s primary election in campaign contributions. Most of the money has gone to political action campaign that historically has focused on defeating Republican far-right candidates, or those who do not agree with Burgum’s spending and…

Gov. Burgum & ND adjutant general observe Nat’l Guard’s mission on U.S.-Mexico border

BurgumBorder2 Courtesy: Gov. Doug Burgum’s Office Burgum Border1 Courtesy: Gov. Doug Burgum’s Office BurgumBorder3 Courtesy: Gov. Doug Burgum’s Office NEAR THE RIO GRANDE, TEXAS (KVRR) – North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and North Dakota National Guard adjutant general Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann met with 125 soldiers from the Bismarck-based 957th Engineer Company serving along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas. The…

ND sues Biden administration over vaccine mandate for federal contractors

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne StenehjemBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota joins nine other states suing the Biden administration’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate on federal contractors. All states taking part in the suit have Republican governors. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he’s pro vaccine, but is opposed to federal overreach. The lawsuit says the mandate violates the tenth amendment…

How is ND using American Rescue Plan money to fight Covid-19?

WASHINGTON & BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Many health organizations like the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention say getting vaccinated for the coronavirus is the best way to get the pandemic behind us. The American Rescue Plan Act signed by President Biden in March gave $1.9 trillion in relief, in part, to help beat the virus. “The American Rescue Plan…

NDSU renames building after former North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple

"This is a cutting edge world class research facility and I think that's really fitting given how closely tied the Dalrymple name is tied to the history of agriculture."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) –A building on NDSU’s campus is getting a new name just in time for the new school year. Formerly known as a mouthful to pronounce, the North Dakota Agriculture Experiment Station Research Greenhouse Complex will now just be known as the Jack Dalrymple Agricultural Research Complex. “To be able to rename the Complex after Jack, the name…

Gov. Burgum vetoes penalizing state colleges over abortions

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has partially vetoed a bill aimed at penalizing the state’s 11 colleges and universities for funneling federal grant money to individuals or organizations that promote or perform abortions. Burgum said in his veto message late Friday that the sanctions are “problematic.” He vetoed the portion of the bill that contains the…

Burgum vetoes transgender sports & mask mandate bills

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has vetoed a bill not allowing transgender girls to compete on girls’ teams in public school sports and another banning state-issued mask mandates. In a letter to Republican Speaker of the House Rep. Kim Koppelman of West Fargo, Burgum said the transgender sports bill assumes North Dakota does not have a…

Dem-NPL Chair shares what a Biden Administration could mean for North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — The chair of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL says she hopes North Dakotans will give the Biden-Harris administration a chance. Kylie Oversen says she recognizes that North Dakota remains deeply conservative and that some may feel anxious about a largely Democratic federal government.  However, she believes that the new administration will better our state by working to rebuild…

Gov. Doug Burgum delivers 2021 State of the State Address

Burgum addressed a joint session of the 67th Legislative Assembly on the first day of its biennial session

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum began his 2021 State of the State Address by acknowledging the challenges brought on in 2020. “As North Dakotans, we’ve experienced much this past year,” he said. “Truly, an entire flock of black swan events, combining flooding, drought, an ongoing global pandemic, market crashes, historic rapid and huge economic contractions.” Despite the challenges the…

ND bars & restaurants to open under extended hours starting Tuesday

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has signed an amended executive order allowing bars and restaurants to open at normal hours starting at 8:00 AM Dec. 22 “as active cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have decreased in North Dakota.” Those businesses have been closed to customers indoors from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM since Nov. 16th. However, bars and restaurants must…