Executive order

Gov. Burgum extends driver license renewals until August 31

Anyone looking to renew a license will be required to make an appointment.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order to extend vehicle registrations and driver license renewals until August 21. The new executive order replaces an old one which waived expiration dates for registrations and driver licenses. Anyone looking to renew a license will be required to make an appointment and only people renewing a North Dakota driver license will be…

WATCH LIVE: Trump to sign executive order on police reform Tuesday at 11 a.m.

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is set to announce executive actions on police reform Tuesday in response to growing calls for action in the wake of George Floyd’s death and other black Americans. Senate Republicans are also preparing a package of policing changes, a sudden shift for the Republican Party, demonstrating how quickly widespread protests over police brutality and racial injustice are transforming national…

Gov. Doug Burgum Plans To Let Businesses Reopen Friday, If Trends Continue

Businesses Were Forced To Close At Noon on Friday March 20, 2020 In An Executive Order

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum is ready to put North Dakota Smart Restart into action. With a positive COVID-19 rate around 4.2% he is ready to allow bars, restaurants, gyms and other businesses to reopen if the current trends continue. “If these hold over the next couple of days our intention would be to let the current executive orders…

Governor Walz Expands List of Outdoor Recreation Activities for Minnesotans

The Executive Order will go into effect on April 18 at 5 a.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz signed an Executive Order on Friday expanding the list of outdoor recreational activities that are allowed during the Stay-at-Home order. Minnesotans will be able to enjoy activities such as golfing, boating, fishing, hunting and hiking all while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Residents are encouraged to take part in outdoor activities close to their home. Gov….

North Dakota Quarantine Order Applies To Minnesota, State Looking At Changes

Minnesota was added Monday to a CDC list of states with widespread community transmission of COVID-19

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum and state officials are working on an amendment to the quarantine order after Minnesota was added Monday to a CDC list of states with widespread community transmission of COVID-19. According to a North Dakota executive order, anyone who now travels from Minnesota should quarantine for 14 days. They want to make exceptions for essential…

New North Dakota executive order makes COVID-19 testing more accessible

The executive order gives licensed pharmacists the ability to administer coronavirus tests

BISMARCK, N.D. — More and more people are getting tested for the coronavirus everyday in North Dakota. Governor Doug Burgum says the state has tested 15 of every 10,000 people, making the per-capita basis one of the best in the country. In total, 1,400 people have been administered a test for the virus in the state and with a new…

Gov. Walz not ready for shelter in place order

He is expecting for Coronavirus cases to jump rapidly.

MINNESOTA – Gov. Walz says although he is not ready to order residents to shelter in place, it could happen soon if things worsen quickly. Walz says he will continue to ask the federal government for more tests as the state has only been able to test two thousand people. He signed an executive order to stop people from taking…

LIVE: Local Mayors and Business Leaders Discuss Gov. Burgum’s Decision to Close Bars/Restaurants

KVRR will be streaming the briefing on KVRR.com and our Facebook page. 

FARGO, N.D.–Metro area government and business leaders are holding a press conference to discuss Gov. Doug Burgum’s executive order closing bars, restaurants, breweries and cafes in the state of North Dakota. All on-sale and on-site operations will close at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 20 and continue through Monday, April 6. Any take-out, delivery, curbside, drive-through or off-sale services are…

North Dakota Gov. Burgum Embraces Trump Refugee Order

Burgum says North Dakota will continue to receive refugees as long as local jurisdictions agree to it.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is embracing an executive order from President Donald Trump that gives states and cities the authority to refuse to accept refugees. Burgum says in a statement Tuesday that North Dakota will continue to receive refugees as long as local jurisdictions agree to it. Trump has already proposed cutting the number of refugees next year to the…