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USDA Approves North Dakota Disaster Designation

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue approved disaster relief for 47 counties in North Dakota.

ARGUSVILLE, N.D. — USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue approved disaster relief for 47 counties in North Dakota. USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey joined both of North Dakota’s Senators and Governor Burgum to talk with local producers in Argusville. “You don’t need to drive too far from the scene to see wheat fields still out in the…

ND Senate Approves Bill Decriminalizing Recreational Marijuana

The Senate and House will have a meeting for a final version of the bill before it goes to Gov. Doug Burgum

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota senators approve a bill which would decriminalize recreational marijuana. That means anyone who smokes marijuana or is found in possession of less than a half-ounce would only have to pay a $250 fine and could avoid prison time. The bill would also lower the penalty for anyone found with marijuana smoking devices to a $100 fine….

Former Manager of Sanctuary Event Center Facing Embezzlement Charge

The Cass County State's Attorneys Office has charged Richard Pallay with felony theft.

FARGO (KFGO) – The former general manager of Sanctuary Events Center in downtown Fargo is accused of embezzling from the business. The Cass County State’s Attorneys Office has charged Richard Pallay with felony theft. Pallay, the first general manager of the center developed by Gov. Burgum’s Kilbourne Group, was fired in January. A police investigator says he believes Pallay took…

Governor Burgum Jumps from 12,000 Feet to Kick Off Fargo AirSho

Burgum also sworn in a Fargo man as he re-enlists in the Navy

FARGO, N.D. — Thousands of people focused their eyes on the skies at the first Fargo Airsho in three years. Governor Doug Burgum kicked off the festivities by skydiving more than 12,000 feet. Burgum was paired with retired U.S. Navy Seal Jim Woods, who has completed more than 20,000 dives in his lifetime. The Governor leaped with the United States Navy…

Senator Hoeven Asks for $35 Million of Federal Funds to Support Diversion

The funds will go towards flood protection of Fargo as well as diversion design and engineering plans

FARGO, N.D. — While the Metro Flood Diversion Authority awaits a decision from the Minnesota DNR on the new diversion plan, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and Senator John Hoeven stress the need for flood protection across the valley. “This is a huge project, you’re talking more than $2 billion, but really important because this is a dynamic, growing region and…

Governor Burgum Unveils “Vision Zero” Traffic Safety Intiative

The campaign's slogan is "Zero Fatalities. Zero Excuses.''

  NORTH DAKOTA — Gov. Doug Burgum has unveiled the “Vision Zero” traffic safety initiative aimed at preventing deaths on North Dakota roads. The campaign’s slogan is “Zero Fatalities. Zero Excuses.” Burgum says the state Highway Patrol and health and transportation agencies will help educate the public and look at new laws to improve traffic safety. Officials say more than…

F-M Diversion Task Force Report to be Released

Mahoney says the proposal needs to qualify for DNR permits

  REGIONAL — A final report from the task force formed to help revive the stalled flood project for the Fargo-Moorhead area is expected to be released this week. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney, who also chairs the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority, expects the final plan to be a hybrid of all the task force options. Mahoney says the proposal needs to…

FM Diversion Task Force Report Due This Week

Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney, who also chairs the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority, expects the final plan to be a hybrid of all the task force options.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ A task force formed to help revive a stalled flood project for the Fargo area discussed many options, but the city’s mayor is hoping for one recommendation from the group’s efforts. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton assembled the task force following a judge’s decision to shut down the $2.2 billion Red…

New Deadline for ND Governor’s Mansion in February of 2018

As much as $4 million in state money was approved for the construction of the home and $1 million was approved in private donations

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption BISMARCK, ND — Construction is running behind on the new governor’s mansion in North Dakota. Workers say they were hoping to have the 13,600 square foot building done by Thanksgiving and was then set back to the beginning of the year. But now the deadline for the Burgums is set…

Governor Burgum Names New Executive Director of Job Service

The governor called Kommer a proven leader who is capable of consolidating both state agencies

BISMARCK, ND — Governor Burgum has announced a new leader for the state’s unemployment program. North Dakota’s labor commissioner Michelle Kommer has been named executive director of Job Service North Dakota. She was appointed as labor commissioner in November 2016. The governor called Kommer a proven leader who is capable of consolidating both state agencies. Kommer will replace Cheri Giesen…