DOUG BURGUM

Legislator: Law Limiting State Auditor a ‘Mistake’

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion last month that says the new law is likely unconstitutional.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A lawmaker who pushed a measure that requires a state auditor to get approval from the Legislature to conduct performance audits is now calling the law a “mistake.” Republican Rep. Keith Kempenich tells The Associated Press that he will introduce legislation when lawmakers meet again in 2021 that will strike the requirement to have the auditor…

Burgum signs oil tax-sharing bill with Three Affiliated Tribes

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has signed a bill that aims to end a longstanding disagreement over shared revenues on the oil-rich Fort Berthold Indian reservation. Burgum on Thursday signed legislation that ratifies the compact he signed last month with Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Mark Fox. The bill reworks a tax-sharing agreement that favors the Three…

ND Gov. Burgum Winter Storm Emergency For Blizzard From March 13th-15th

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum declares a winter storm emergency for the blizzard that hit the state from March 13th through the 15th. The executive order is for Foster, Grant, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, McLean, Nelson, Steele, Towner and Wells counties and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Counties reported more than $1 million spent on snow removal…

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Visits North Dakota, Meets with Local Leaders

Leaders discussed healthcare and the workforce shortage

FARGO, N.D. — Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta made a stop in North Dakota with Senator Kevin Cramer and Governor Doug Burgum to meet with local leaders. Secretary Acosta highlighted association health plans, which lets small businesses come together to get healthcare coverage as if they are a single employer. People who are self–employed also qualify, and plans can’t be different because…

Gov. Doug Burgum Gives 2019 State of the State Address

His priorities include agriculture, technology, education, etc.

BISMARCK, N.D. — Governor Doug Burgum gives his 2019 State of the State address to the 66th Legislative Assembly. It was 130 years ago when North Dakota was officially recognized as a state, thanks to President Benjamin Harrison. It grew rapidly over the first four years but then things took a turn. “Our population shrank from 1930 all the way to…

ND Commerce Commissioner Resigns Over Email Describing ‘Perfect Man’

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s commerce commissioner has resigned over an email to agency staff describing “a perfect man” as one who doesn’t touch alcohol or indulge in night life. Jay Schuler resigned Monday, hours after the email was sent. Gov. Doug Burgum called the email “unacceptable” in a statement from his office. Schuler apologized in the same statement,…

The Future Takes Flight: Historical Drone Flight Glides over NDSU Tailgaters

North Dakota was one of ten sites nationwide to test out the new drones

FARGO, N.D. — A historical milestone in drone aviation was gliding through the skies right over the heads of tailgaters prior to NDSU’s victory over South Dakota State. North Dakota’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Pilot Program completed its first public mission by flying several drones over the NDSU tailgaters. “The fact that Fargo is a cooperative city as someone who could…

Lincoln Elementary Fourth Graders Interview Gov. Burgum

For many students, this was the first time they ever met the governor

FARGO, N.D. — The fourth grade at Lincoln Elementary in Fargo aren’t your average students. They’re reporters in the making. More than 60 of them spent the past few weeks brainstorming questions they could ask Gov. Doug Burgum during his visit to their school. “How long have you been governor for? Does he like his job or not,” said Ari Greenberg,…