Executive order

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…

President Trump’s Executive Order Strikes a Chord in the Metro

Many people in the metro feel keeping kids with their families at the border is the right thing to do

FARGO, N.D. — As a kid growing up in Somalia, Ahmed Makaraan was separated from his family before emigrating to the United States. “My family who was separated during the civil war when they were kids because of war, and they come here, and when they come here, they sponsored their families back home and they were united,” said Makaraan. Now…

Governor Dayton Authorizes National Guard for Protection During Super Bowl LII

The City of Minneapolis made the request to ensure that all Minnesotans and over one million expected visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience

  MINNEAPOLIS — Governor Mark Dayton has signed an executive order authorizing the Minnesota National Guard to protect people during Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. Dayton’s Executive Order follows a years-long public safety planning process between local law enforcement agencies and all levels of government. The City of Minneapolis made the request to ensure that all Minnesotans and over one…

President Trump Signs Executive Order Making Low-Premium Health Insurance Plans More Available

But the changes Mr. Trump hopes to bring about could take months or even longer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump predicts “millions and millions of people” will benefit from his action to unwind the health care law. He’s signed an executive order to make lower-premium plans more widely available. But the changes Mr. Trump hopes to bring about could take months or even longer. The proposals may not be finalized in time to affect…

President Trump Eliminates Obama Administration’s Waters of the U.S. Rule

Both U.S. Senators from North Dakota were on hand as Mr. Trump signed his order to eliminate the Obama Administration's Waters of the U.S. rule

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Trump has signed another executive order that will impact farmers and ranchers. Both U.S. Senators from North Dakota were on hand as Mr. Trump signed his order to eliminate the Obama Administration’s Waters of the U.S. rule. Senator Heitkamp says it’s time for Congress to act by giving the EPA direction on what water is jurisdictional…