Governor Doug Burgum

ND nonprofits advocate for relief for renters during COVID-19 pandemic

The nonprofits are urging Governor Doug Burgum to cancel late fees and credit issues accrued during the pandemic for those involuntarily out of work who are struggling to afford rent

FARGO, N.D. —  North Dakota nonprofits are asking Governor Doug Burgum to help protect renters who are involuntarily out of work during COVID-19. Because the governor has not issued a temporary eviction moratorium, stable housing advocates are asking him to reach a middle ground that would at least cancel late fees and credit issues that have accrued during the COVID-19…

Governor Doug Burgum Lays Out His Budget For The 2021 To 2023 Biennium

The guidelines vary between 85 to 95 percent of the current adjusted base.

NORTH DAKOTA – The governor focused on embracing telework and technology, investing in process improvement and analyzing vacant positions. He asked state agencies to focus on goals and outcomes, and to think strategically on how they can reinvent existing processes to create more value for citizens. “If you’re a smaller agency with less than a $5 million adjusted base budget,…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Burgum to Discuss ND Smart Restart Operating Guidelines

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is holding a press briefing to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and the new standard operating procedures for businesses. Burgum will be joined by Department of Human Services Executive Director Chris Jones. The North Dakota Department of Health reported a total of 1,033 positive cases, 28 current hospitalizations, 437 people recovered and 19 deaths…

Watch Live: ND Gov. Burgum and Grand Forks Mayor Brown Hold Daily COVID-19 Briefing

ND Dept of Health Joint Information Center press briefing with Governor Doug Burgum 4/18/20 ND Dept of Health Joint Information Center press briefing with Governor Doug Burgum 4/18/20Briefing will start at approximately 3:30pm CT Posted by North Dakota Department of Health on Saturday, April 18, 2020   BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is holding his daily press briefing to provide an…

Coalition Calls for Eviction Moratorium in North Dakota

A coalition of labor unions and homelessness activists are now fighting a new threat of the Coronavirus, a homelessness and housing crisis.

FARGO, N.D. – With more then 3% of the states workforce out of a job, a coalition of labor unions and homelessness activists are calling on Governor Doug Burgum to step in and temporarily suspend evictions, rental late fees, and foreclosures during the pandemic, and for 90 days after the emergency is over. “It’s like a domino effect, if we…

ND Governor Requests Major Presidential Disaster Declaration

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has requested a major presidential disaster declaration to unlock federal assistance to support North Dakota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor’s request seeks assistance for public infrastructure and facilities; mitigation grants for counties and tribal nations; assistance for individuals and households; and supplemental nutrition and transitional sheltering assistance, among other aid. “Federal assistance is critical…

North Dakota signs executive order to slow COVID-19 spread from travelers

The order would apply to those returning to the state internationally or from one of the 23 states that have been classified as having widespread disease by the CDC

FARGO, N.D. — There continues to be a concern about people traveling into the state of North Dakota and the potential that they may spread COVID-19. Governor Doug Burgum signed an executive order to help slow that spread. The order specifically involves individuals returning to the state internationally or from one of the 23 states that have been classified as…