GOV. DOUG BURGUM

Border States Electric CEO To Join Gov. Doug Burgum’s Administration

Tammy Miller will succeed current COO Jodi Uecker who is retiring June 30

BISMARCK, ND — The CEO and board chair of Fargo-based Border States Electric has landed a new job with state government. Gov. Doug Burgum announcing that Tammy Miller will join the administration as chief operating officer. Miller will succeed current COO Jodi Uecker who is retiring June 30. Because of her existing commitments, Miller will begin a transition period October…

President Trump Approves Disaster Declaration For North Dakota & Minnesota

Covers Damage In Both States Caused By Spring Flooding

BISMARCK, ND — President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for North Dakota and Minnesota due to widespread spring flooding. Governors Doug Burgum and Tim Walz both requested federal help last month in dealing with flooding that damaged homes, infrastructure, roads and farmland this spring. The damage is expected to exceed $40 million in Minnesota and $8.5 million in North…

North Dakota Travel and Tourism Week Begins

Tourism is the state's third-largest industry

BISMARCK, ND — This is the start of “North Dakota Travel and Tourism Week” as declared by Gov. Doug Burgum. He says tourism plays a significant role in growing our economy, generating revenue for thousands of tourism-based businesses and helping to attract and retain a 21st century workforce. In 2015, 22 million people visited North Dakota spending just over 3 billion…

Governor Doug Burgum Praises Work Of 66th Legislative Assembly

The North Dakota Legislature Adjourned The Session Friday Night On Day 76

BISMARCK, ND — Governor Doug Burgum says North Dakota is making strategic investments in its future, funding priorities and delivering citizens a conservative balanced budget without raising taxes. His comments come after the 66th Legislative Assembly adjourned its regular session Friday night. The legislature used 76 of their 80 allowed days. The budget includes about $4.8 billion in state general fund…

State Funding Approved For Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

The money must be matched by $100 million in private funds

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum is thanking state legislators after they voted to approve an endowment for the proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. He says it will lay the foundation for a world-class tourism destination in western North Dakota. The House voted 76-16 after a nearly hour-long debate to use $50 million from the state treasury and loans…

Gov. Burgum Signs Immediate Changes To Medical Marijuana Program

Twelve conditions were added to the list of debilitating medical conditions including cancer

BISMARCK, ND — Some big changes have been implemented in North Dakota’s medical marijuana program. Twelve conditions were added to the list of debilitating medical conditions including cancer. A veteran receiving treatment from a federal VA entity may submit a copy of their medical records instead of getting a written certificate. Physician assistants can now complete a written certification. Those changes…

Gov. Burgum Signs Bill Outlawing “Dilation and Evacuation” Abortion Procedure

Doctors performing the procedure could be charged with a felony

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum has signed a bill outlawing the abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation. The law makes it a crime for a doctor performing an abortion to use instruments such as clamps, scissors and forceps to remove a fetus from the womb. Doctors performing the procedure could be charged with a felony, punishable by up to five…

You’ll Be Able To Give To Veterans Group On North Dakota Tax Forms

The fund assists qualifying veterans with unmet medical needs

BISMARCK, ND — Governor Doug Burgum signs a bill to allow North Dakotans to contribute to the Veterans Postwar Trust Fund while doing their taxes. You’ll find a box starting on next year’s state income tax form to make a contribution. The fund assists qualifying veterans and their eligible dependents with unmet medical needs, including dentures, eyeglasses and hearing aids. The…

Political Leaders Pay Visit To USS North Dakota

They presented the crew with an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol

ANNAPOLIS, MD — USS North Dakota gets a visit from the state’s top political leaders. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer, Congressman Kelly Armstrong and Governor Doug Burgum presented the crew with an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol. The USS North Dakota is anchored near Annapolis for Naval Academy midshipmen to see firsthand a Virginia-class fast-attack submarine with…

Businesses, Shoppers Respond to North Dakota’s Blue Law Repeal

retailers can start opening before noon on saturday on August 4

FARGO, N.D. — When it comes to owning a business, timing can be everything. “Especially when we have stores trying to compete with online. We have small businesses that are trying to make sure they’re available to people as often as they can be. That Sunday I think is huge,” said Amber Sander, Boots & Heels owner. Store owners across…