GOV. BURGUM

Burgum asks Biden to reconsider revoking Keystone XL permit

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum wants President Biden to reconsider an executive order that revokes the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. “Revoking the permit is wrong for the country and has a chilling effect on private-sector investment in much-needed infrastructure projects, which is why we urge the president to reconsider” Burgum said. “For decades,…

LIVE: Gov. Burgum to hold COVID-19 press briefing at 3:30 p.m.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is holding a press briefing to provide an update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Burgum will be joined by North Dakota Department of Human Services Executive Director Chris Jones. The state has seen an increased number of positive cases in recent weeks with the total number of active positives reaching 4,759. North Dakota’s…

Gov. Burgum to hold COVID-19 press briefing Thursday

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is holding a press briefing to discuss the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Burgum will be joined by NDDoH Director of Disease Control Kirby Kruger and NDDoH Immunization Program Manager Molly Howell. North Dakota’s COVID-19 numbers: 22,218 positive cases, 106 current hospitalizations, 18,272 people recovered and 256 deaths. Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-ND, North Dakota News Tags:…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Burgum to host COVID-19 press briefing

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is holding a press briefing to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic. Burgum will be joined by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Mike Faith and NDIAC Executive Director Scott Davis The North Dakota Department of Health reported a total of 2,679 positive cases, 34 current hospitalizations, 2,169 people recovered and 66 deaths. Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-ND,…

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…