GOV. DOUG BURGUM

Gov. Burgum extends driver license renewals until August 31

Anyone looking to renew a license will be required to make an appointment.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order to extend vehicle registrations and driver license renewals until August 21. The new executive order replaces an old one which waived expiration dates for registrations and driver licenses. Anyone looking to renew a license will be required to make an appointment and only people renewing a North Dakota driver license will be…

Three States Do Not Recognize Juneteenth As A Holiday, Including North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum did proclaim Juneteeth Celebration Day in North Dakota on Friday

FARGO, N.D. —  North Dakota, South Dakota and Hawaii are the only states that do not recognize Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, as a holiday. Republican Gov. Doug Burgum did proclaim Juneteeth Celebration Day in North Dakota on Friday. Democrat Shelley Lenz, who is running for governor, says it is time to make it a holiday. In a statement,…

North Dakota To Finish 2nd Round of Long-Term Care COVID-19 Testing

Will Be First State In the Nation To reach That milestone

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota is leading the nation in testing it’s long-term care population. A second round of testing all staff and residents will be finished by Friday, making the state the first in the nation to reach that milestone. “Seven days out of the first 14 days in June, we had zero new cases in the state of…

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 in North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Health reported a total of 3,124 positive cases, 26 current hospitalizations, 2,720 people recovered and 74 deaths. Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-ND, Health, North Dakota News Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, GOV. DOUG BURGUM, PRESS BRIEFING

North Dakota reports 23 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 23 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths on Tuesday. Seven counties report new cases including Burleigh, Cass, Grand Forks, McLean, Morton, Ransom and Walsh Counties. Burleigh and Cass Counties report the most new cases with nine each. North Dakota’s COVID-19 numbers: 3,124 positive cases, 26 current hospitalizations, 2,720 people recovered…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Burgum to hold 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 North Dakota Department of Health Field Medical Officer Dr. Joan Connell. The North Dakota Department of Health reports a total of 2,941 positive cases, 33 current hospitalizations, 2, 482 people recovered and 73 deaths. Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-ND, Health,…

North Dakota’s State Health Officer Resigns During COVID-19 Pandemic

Andrew Stahl to serve as interim state health officer, Joshua Wynne To Fill New Health Post

BISMARCK, N.D. — A major shakeup in the North Dakota Department of Health in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte has offered her resignation and it has been accepted by Gov. Doug Burgum. “On behalf of Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford and myself we are deeply greatly to Mylynn for her leadership to the state of…

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 State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler. The North Dakota Department of Health reported a total of 2,439 positive cases, 40 current hospitalizations, 1,762 people recovered and 56 deaths. Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-ND, Health, North Dakota News Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, GOV. DOUG…

30% of Positive COVID-19 Cases In North Dakota Show No Symptoms

The national asymptomatic rate according to the CDC is 35%

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says substantial capacity has opened up at labs across the country to increase testing for COVID-19. North Dakota is in talks with another lab located outside of the state to increase testing capacity. The goal was 6,000 a day by June and the state is currently only at around 2,000. The asymptomatic rate in…

North Dakota Memorial Day Ceremony To Be Conducted Virtually

You can view it on the North Dakota National Guard's website

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be conducted virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony will look something like these of the past, just with much fewer people. Making remarks will be Gov. Doug Burgum, Sen. John Hoeven, Sen. Kevin Cramer, and Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general for the North Dakota National Guard….