GOV. BURGUM

Vice President Mike Pence to Visit Minot Air Force Base

Hoeven, Pence and Governor Burgum will review the base's nuclear missions

MINOT, ND — Vice President Mike Pence is planning a visit to North Dakota. Sen. John Hoeven says Pence will visit Minot Air Force Base on Friday. Hoeven is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and co-chairman of the Senate Air Force Caucus. Hoeven, Pence and Governor Burgum will review the base’s nuclear…

FEMA Denies North Dakota Major Disaster Declaration for Drought

Burgum requested the presidential disaster declaration on August 7

  NORTH DAKOTA — FEMA has denied North Dakota’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for drought. Governor Burgum concedes the request was a long shot with the enormous demands placed on federal resources by the recent hurricanes and wildfires. He said he is grateful for the emergency assistance provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Burgum requested the…

Flags Flying At Half-Staff Sunday In Honor Of Fallen Firefighters

Fire Prevention Week Is October 8 Through 14

Flags in North Dakota are flying at half-staff in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. Gov. Burgum issued the directive to go along with a proclamation by President Trump declaring October 8 through 14 as Fire Prevention Week. The president also called on all Americans to renew their efforts to prevent fires and their tragic consequences. Categories: Local…

President Trump’s Visit to North Dakota: Protesters, Supporters and a lot of North Dakota Love

Every high-ranking North Dakota politician was in attendance including our Democratic U.S. Senator

MANDAN, ND — In his first visit to North Dakota as president, Donald Trump gave his speech on tax reform in front of a crowd of 700 invited guests in Mandan. The backdrop was the Andeavor Corporation Oil Refinery, formerly Tesoro. Every high-ranking North Dakota politician was in attendance including our Democratic U.S. Senator. An audience of North Dakotans from…

Nearly Half of North Dakota Experiencing Severe Drought Conditions

Governor Has Declared Drought Emergency

Forest Service officials say drought conditions are making many areas of North Dakota vulnerable to fires. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 8 percent of the state is in extreme drought while another 32 percent is in severe drought. Authorities say if conditions don’t improve, the state could see a threat of “catastrophic wildfires, uncontrollable fires.” Gov. Burgum declared a…

Gov. Burgum, Lt. Gov. Sanford Fighting Subpoena in McKenzie County Sheriff’s Case

Schwartzenberger is pleading not guilty in the case and a trial is set for September

  BISMARCK, ND — Governor Burgum and Lt. Governor Sanford are being subpoenaed in the removal case of the McKenzie County Sheriff who is accused of bullying and misusing a county credit card. An attorney for Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger says Gov. Burgum’s office intervened improperly in the case by contacting the special prosecutor. But Gov. Burgum and Lt. Gov. Sanford…

Gov. Burgum to Meet with President Trump

President Trump has shown interest in finding ways to get funding on state and local levels to update infrastructure in all states

  BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Burgum is on his way to Washington D.C. to meet with President Trump to talk over improving the nation’s infrastructure. Gov. Burgum was invited to meet with the president after spending some time with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao at the Drone Focus Conference last week in Fargo. President Trump has shown interest in finding ways…

Mauch, Schwartenzberger Named 2017 North Dakota Small Business Persons of the Year

Govenor Burgum stopped by to give his congratulations and to help present the award

FARGO, ND — Two people have been named the 2017 North Dakota Small Business Persons of the year. Erich Mauch and Carla Schwartenzberger were honored for the success of their company, Razor Consulting, which offers professional services such as project management, accounting and sales. Govenor Burgum stopped by to give his congratulations and to help present the award. Both Mauch…

ND Government Employees Willing to Take Voluntary Buyouts

Agencies told employees the buyouts might limit the need for layoffs

  BISMARCK, ND — About 100 employees from cabinet-level agencies in North Dakota state government have expressed interest in taking voluntary buyouts to help with the state’s struggling finances. Gov. Burgum gave agency heads in April the option to offer buyouts to employees and letters went out to some 3,600 with the offer. Agencies told employees the buyouts might limit…

ND Republican Leaders Questioning Governor’s Vetoes

Some have requested an attorney general's opinion

  BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota Republican leaders want to know if Gov. Burgum exceeded his authority on some vetoes he issued. House Majority Leader Al Carlson and his Senate counterpart, Rich Wardner, have requested an attorney general’s opinion. The state Constitution gives the governor “line-item” veto authority on spending measures. The leaders question whether the governor can veto a…