GOV. DOUG BURGUM

Burgum: North Dakotans should know virus threat is real

FARGO, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum is pleading for North Dakota residents to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as North Dakota’s hospitals struggle with an influx of patients infected with the delta variant. Burgum brought together health professionals Wednesday in his first COVID-19 briefing in more than five months. The governor says hospital capacity is a “present and looming issue”…

Burgum, congressional delegation react to bombings in Afghanistan

Kabul airport (Fox News)FARGO (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum and members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation called for prayers and accountability after multiple U.S. service members were killed during a suicide bombing near the Kabul airport. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the brave U.S. servicemembers and the Afghans who were killed or injured in today’s…

Burgum names new Game and Fish director

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has chosen a new leader for the state Game and Fish Department. Burgum announced Monday that he has picked Wildlife Division Chief Jeb Williams to lead the agency effective Tuesday. Williams replaces Terry Steinwand, who retired July 31 after more than 15 years as director. Williams joined the department in 1999 and has served…

Burgum asks for federal help in dealing with storm damage

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has requested federal help for counties dealing with recent storms that caused more than $2 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure. The storms during the second week of June produced tornadoes and up to baseball-sized hail, caused flooding and included damaging winds of up to 93 mph. Burgum is asking that the…

U.S. Border Travel Restrictions Extended, Gov. Burgum Calls It “Preposterous”

BISMARCK N.D.  — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum calls it “preposterous”. The Biden administration is extending non-essential travel restrictions at the northern and southern borders until August 21. The administration is under fire for continuing to keep them in place more than a year into the pandemic, and after Canada announced it was reopening to vaccinated Americans on August 9….

North Dakota Veterans Cemetery conducts 10,000th interment

MANDAN, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Veterans Cemetery conducted its 10,000th interment Friday.  Interments include both burials and cremation. The cemetery was built in 1992.  It serves as the site of the North Dakota National Guard’s annual Memorial Day ceremony and each December, the North Dakota Civil Air Patrol sponsors the Wreaths Across America event. “As North Dakotans, we…

Burgum had authority to close North Dakota businesses

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Doug Burgum had the authority to close businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Somerset Court LLC and salon operator Kari Riggin in April sued Burgum and then-State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte in an effort to allow the assisted living facility’s in-house hair salon to continue providing services to residents….

Burgum wants to make North Dakota carbon-neutral by 2030

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum issued a challenge during the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference on Wednesday to make North Dakota a carbon-neutral state by the end of the decade. “North Dakota is among the best positioned to help our country and our world transition in an economically feasible way to a carbon-constrained future while providing reliable, resilient and…