GOV. DOUG BURGUM

Burgum tours northeast North Dakota flooding

CAVALIER, N.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum surveyed flood damages in northeast North Dakota Monday. During a roundtable discussion at the American Legion in Cavalier, local officials gave an update on efforts to stabilize the Bourbanis Dam. “We’re deeply grateful for the outstanding local leadership during this historic flood fight, with dozens of local, state and federal agencies collaborating with…

Statewide Emergency Called for North Dakota Due to Flooding & Winter Storm Damage

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has declared a statewide emergency for flooding and widespread utility infrastructure damage caused by this weekend’s severe winter storm. It has left thousands of people without electricity. The governor also has declared a disaster for areas impacted by record snowfall during the historic blizzard April 12-14 based on local costs incurred for snow…

Burgum monitoring ‘situation’ involving state senator’s texts with inmate

State Sen. Ray HolmbergBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum says he supports State Sen. Ray Holmberg’s decision to step down from his leadership role, just days after reports that said Holmberg exchanged scores of text messages with Nicholas Derosier, who is jailed and facing federal child pornography charges. Holmberg resigned Wednesday as head of a powerful panel that oversees…

Much of North Dakota remains shut down as blizzard continues

NDDOT plow near Richardton, N.D. 4/13/2022BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Capitol and other state facilities, along with scores of schools, government offices and interstates remained closed Wednesday as a blizzard continued to bear down on the state. A blizzard warning remains in effect through Thursday for most of western and central North Dakota where up to 2 feet was…

Burgum blasts plan to tap strategic reserve, says Biden ‘demonizing’ oil producers

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum says President Biden’s plan to release millions of barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve “does little to reduce prices at the pump and ease the burden on hardworking Americans.” Biden announced Thursday that he’s ordered the release of about one million barrels of oil each day for six months….

Canadian Pacific work stoppage could hit U.S. agriculture

DETROIT – Canadian Teamsters and CP Rail blamed each other for a work stoppage that stopped trains across Canada and interrupted shipments to and from the U.S. More than 3,000 CP Rail conductors, engineers, train and yard workers represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference are off the job after negotiators failed to reach a deal by a midnight deadline….

Lawyers for Tribes on Suit Against North Dakota Over Political Boundaries

By: Jeannie Kopstein WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — Two Native American tribes are suing North Dakota over newly drawn political boundaries they argue illegally dilute votes from indigenous communities. North Dakota’s Turtle Mountain and Spirit Lake tribes filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court last month. It alleges that the map does not comply with section two of the Voting Rights…