GOV. DOUG BURGUM

Veteran’s Day Events Planned For The Region

Monday is Veteran's Day

FARGO, N.D. — Monday is Veteran’s Day and there are a number of events planned to commemorate the day. A Veterans Day Ceremony with United Patriotic Bodies will be held at Fargo Civic Center at 11 a.m. Gov. Doug Burgum will pay tribute to military veterans at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck at 10 a.m. Gov. Tim Walz…

Federal Help Approved for North Dakota Farmers, Ranchers

Gov. Doug Burgum requested the help last week.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota will receive federal help for farmers and ranchers who struggled with an early blizzard and wet harvest conditions. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the secretarial disaster designation on Friday. Gov. Doug Burgum requested the help last week to help make federal loans available to farmers and ranchers. To qualify for a secretarial designation, a county…

Burgum Urges CBP Not to Reduce Crossing Hours at 3 Ports

The agency says there are low numbers of crossings during the times it plans to cut.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is urging U.S. Customs and Border Protection not to cut hours of operation at three entry ports on the North Dakota-Canadian border. Border Protection has proposed moving back the closing time at the Maida and Carbury crossings from 10 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the Antler crossing from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. In a letter…

Gov. Doug Burgum Honors 130th Anniversary of North Dakota’s Statehood

North Dakota became the 39th state on November 2, 1889.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is wishing North Dakota a “happy birthday” by issuing a proclamation honoring the 130th Anniversary of North Dakota’s statehood. North Dakota became the 39th state in the union on November 2, 1889 when President Benjamin Harrison signed the Proclamation of Admission. Burgum is encouraging North Dakotans to celebrate the 130th anniversary in their own…

Burgum Asks for Federal Help for Struggling Farmers

Burgum is asking for a secretarial disaster designation.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is asking for federal help for North Dakota farmers and ranchers struggling with wet harvest conditions. State Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says unusual and relentless wet weather has been overwhelming for agricultural producers. Excessive rain, an early October snowstorm, widespread flooding and high winds have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in commodity losses in North…

Lawmaker Ignores Call to Give Up Position after Omar Post

Larsen said he would fight any attempt to be removed from the leadership position.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Senate’s top Republican says a fellow state senator is refusing to step down from a leadership position after posting a long-debunked photo that claims to be Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar holding a weapon at an al-Qaida training camp. Majority Leader Rich Wardner and GOP Gov. Doug Burgum have called on state Sen. Oley Larsen to…

North Dakota Gov. Burgum Visiting Flood-Affected Areas

Several counties have issued flood emergency declarations.

FARGO, N.D.–North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum will be visiting flood-affected areas throughout the state and meeting with residents along with Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring on Monday. Burgum and Goehring will be talking with residents about last weekend’s record-breaking early snowstorm and explain the state’s approach to dealing with floods. The meetings will take place at the Fargo City Hall, Grand…

Gov. Burgum Says North Dakota Is Ready For Potentially Historic Winter Storm

North Dakota National Guard has ground search-and-rescue teams positioned in eight locations

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says state agencies are ready for the potentially historic winter storm. North Dakota National Guard has ground search-and-rescue teams positioned in eight locations. The Department of Transportation has equipment ready and is coordinating with the Highway Patrol. The patrol has additional troopers on emergency call. Other agencies are monitoring for flooding impacts and coordinating…

October is REAL ID Month in North Dakota

starting October 1, 2020, travelers will need a REAL ID-compliant form of identification to board a commercial flight

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum has proclaimed October as North Dakota REAL ID Month. It is a reminder that starting October 1, 2020, travelers will need a REAL ID-compliant form of identification to board a commercial flight. You’ll also need a REAL ID to gain access to secure federal facilities, including military bases, nuclear facilities and some federal offices….

Young West Fargo Boy Battling Brain Cancer Passes Away

Landon Solberg passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at home

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A 12-year-old West Fargo boy who has been fighting brain cancer has died. A post on Landon Solberg’s CaringBridge page said he passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at home. It says he was surrounded by his family and wrapped in love. Funeral details are pending. We did a number of stories on Landon including earlier this…