DOUG BURGUM

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…

North Dakota’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony goes virtual

BISMARCK, N.D. — Christmas festivities have officially begun in North Dakota. Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum ushered in the holiday season with a virtual Christmas tree lighting at the state capitol. The theme of this year’s tree is “Creating Connections.” It’s a reminder to reach out and stay socially connected this holiday season even while staying physically…

North Dakota to allow practices to resume Nov. 30; competitions will resume Dec. 14

Statewide groups support measures to slow the spread of COVID-19

BISMARCK, N.D. (NOV. 18, 2020) – (Office of the Governor) Winter sports practices and extracurricular activities in North Dakota will be allowed to resume Nov. 30 with extra precautions, while competitions will remain suspended until Dec. 14, Gov. Doug Burgum said today in a joint announcement with House Majority Leader Chet Pollert and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner. Burgum issued an executive…

Gov. Burgum issues mask mandate & capacity requirements

NORTH DAKOTA – Gov. Doug Burgum announces new measure to slow the spread of Covid-19 in the state. They include a State Health Officer order requiring face coverings to be worn in indoor businesses and public settings and outdoors when physical distancing isn’t possible. The order begins Saturday, Nov. 14 and ends on Dec. 13th. Those exempt from wearing face…