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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…

22 ND counties moved to moderate or high Covid-19 risk levels

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Doug Burgum moves eight counties from moderate to high risk for Covid-19. They are Barnes, Grant, Kidder, Pembina, Rolette, Stutsman, Traill and Wells. Counties moving from the low to moderate level are Billings, Burke, Cavalier, Divide, Griggs, Logan, Oliver, Pierce, Ransom, Renville, Sargent, Sheridan, Slope and Steele. No counties in the state are in the low or…

Burgum elected to second term

FARGO (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum has been elected to a second term. The Republican governor defeated Democratic challenger Shelley Lenz, a veterinarian from Killdeer. Burgum was first elected governor in 2016. Tags: 2020 ELECTION, DOUG BURGUM

10 counties in Eastern ND moved to moderate & high risk Covid-19 levels

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Doug Burgum moves several counties to the moderate and high risk levels for Covid-19. Those in our area moving to high risk include Grand Forks, LaMoure, Ramsey, Richland, Towner and Walsh. Counties in our region moving to moderate level include Kidder, Pembina, Stutsman and Trail. Last week Burgum said he would like to see information that…

Gov. Burgum & First Lady hold fourth annual Recovery Reinvented event

Recovery Reinvented is designed to open up conversations about getting help for diseases like mental health & addiction

BISMARCK, N.D.- Governor Doug Burgum & First Lady Katheryn Burgum virtually held the fourth annual Recovery Reinvented event. It’s a free, daylong event focused on eliminating addiction stigma by reinventing recovery. The first lady has been in long-term recovery for alcohol addiction for 18 years. The event brought in 2,500 online viewers from around the state & other countries. Headlining…

Gov. Burgum issues executive order ensuring election integrity, timely results

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signs an executive order allowing county auditors to begin processing absentee ballots this coming Thursday. The order is to ensure election workers have time to verify voter information and ensure election integrity and timely results on Election Day. The North Dakota Secretary of State says more than 205,000 absentee and mail ballots…

Burgum doesn’t implement mask mandate, asks for data showing it would lead to fewer cases

NORTH DAKOTA – North Dakota’s governor shares a White House report showing the state needs to have increased coronavirus mitigation efforts to slow the spread of the virus. That includes people wearing masks, socially distancing, avoiding crowds and washing their hands. Governor Doug Burgum says the increased efforts will not include a mask mandate from him despite North Dakota having…

ND gubernatorial candidates talk coronavirus in first & only debate

Courtesy: Prairie PublicFARGO, N.D. – The candidates for North Dakota governor highlight their plans to combat the coronavirus. Democrat Dr. Shelley Lenz says 422 Covid-19 related deaths and three state health directors resigning points to why Governor Doug Burgum’s handling of the virus isn’t going well. Libertarian DuWayne Hendrickson wants more effort to be put into mental health resources during…

Record daily Covid-19 cases in Cass Co., health expert concerned

FARGO, N.D. – Cass County sees a record daily high of coronavirus cases with 216 and a positivity rate of nearly 11.7 percent according to Fargo Cass Public Health. Fargo Cass Public Health Director Desi Fleming believes people in the area aren’t taking contact tracing, masking or quarantining seriously. She adds a big reason positive cases are going up is…