GOV. DOUG BURGUM

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…

North Dakota Republican Leaders Praise EPA Repeal of WOTUS

Waters of the United States rule extended federal authority and protections to streams and wetlands

WASHINGTON — The EPA is repealing the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule. It extended federal authority and protections to streams and wetlands. The move is being welcomed by North Dakota’s Republican leaders including Gov. Doug Burgum and Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer. The 2015 regulation, commonly known as WOTUS, defined what bodies of water are protected under…

Ethics Commission Includes Former Mayor, Retired Judge And Others

The commission will oversee the conduct of legislators, statewide officials, candidates and lobbyists

BISMARCK, N.D. — Republican Gov. Doug Burgum and Senate leaders have chosen the panel for North Dakota’s voter-approved ethics commission. The panel members include former Williston mayor Ward Koeser, retired judge Ronald Goodman of Oakes and retired brigadier general David Anderson of Bismarck. Cynthia Lindquist of Devils Lake served as president of the community college in Fort Totten and Paul…

Gov. Burgum Announces Emerging Digital Academy at TEDxFargo

It will teach students coding and technology skills

FARGO, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum made a big announcement at TEDxFargo. It’s designed to help get people ready for today’s workforce. Burgum says $200,000 of federal funding will go towards starting Emerging Digital Academy. It will teach high school graduates how to code and other technology skills. The governor says this is a great way to fill technology jobs…

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…