GOV. DOUG BURGUM

FAME 3D Acquires LulzBot and Relocates to Fargo

A major brand of 3D printers is moving their business to Fargo.

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Additive Manufacturing Equipment 3D acquired all assets of Aleph Objects, the company responsible for the LulzBot 3D printers featured on Good Morning America. The brand offers several consumer and industrial options for 3D printing, including the TAZ and Mini 2. The acquisition was made last month by Ron Bergan, who sold the Fargo Assembly Company in…

Burgum Announces Relocation of 3D Printer Business to Fargo

LulzBot will fill the vacant building at 1001 25th St. N.

FARGO, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum announced that operations for the popular LulzBot brand of 3D printers is being relocated to Fargo. The business, founded in 2011, was acquired by Fargo Additive Manufacturing Equipment 3D LLC (FAME 3D) in November. LulzBot will fill the vacant building at 1001 25th St. N where the former corporate headquarters for Vanity clothing resided. Gov. Burgum…

North Dakota and Standing Rock to Develop Pipeline Spill Plan

Tribal leaders recently requested a response plan and resources to prepare for a spill.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The State of North Dakota will work with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to help develop a response plan for potential spill of the Dakota Access pipeline. State Emergency Services Director Cody Schulz said tribal leaders recently requested a response plan and resources to prepare for a spill near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Schulz on Monday told a…

North Dakota Agencies Begin Planning For Potential Spring Flooding

Governor Doug Burgum says they started earlier than normal because of unprecedented wet conditions

BISMARCK, N.D. — Agencies in North Dakota are already planning for spring flooding after a record wet fall. The meeting Tuesday in Bismarck set up a statewide plan for preparations, response, and recovery efforts if major flooding happens. Governor Doug Burgum says they started earlier than normal because of unprecedented wet conditions that he says pose a “serious threat” to…

Industrial Commission Approves Enhanced Oil Recovery Project

The project will take place over two years.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota regulators have endorsed a project that will test a process that injects natural gas underground to try to force more oil out of the state’s shale deposits. The state Industrial Commission, a three-member panel led Gov. Doug Burgum, approved the “enhanced oil recovery” process Monday for Hess Corp. The company is proposing the project to target newer…

South Central District Judge to Resign

Hagerty plans to step down March 16.

BISMARCK, N.D.–South Central District Judge Gail Hagerty says she is resigning in March after more than three decades behind the bench. Hagerty sent a letter to Gov. Doug Burgum and state Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle Monday to inform them she plans to step down March 16. Hagerty says she’s not retiring and plans to pursue a call to…

Few North Dakotans Seeking Pardons on Pot Offenses

Only about three dozen people have applied to date.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota’s attorney general says few people are so far taking advantage of a policy change that lets people with low-level marijuana convictions petition to have their records wiped clean if they avoid unlawful behavior for five years. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says as many as 175,000 marijuana convictions over several decades could be eligible. But only about three…

North Dakota Gov. Burgum Embraces Trump Refugee Order

Burgum says North Dakota will continue to receive refugees as long as local jurisdictions agree to it.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is embracing an executive order from President Donald Trump that gives states and cities the authority to refuse to accept refugees. Burgum says in a statement Tuesday that North Dakota will continue to receive refugees as long as local jurisdictions agree to it. Trump has already proposed cutting the number of refugees next year to the…

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…