Governor Doug Burgum

North Dakota Seeking to Pardon More Low-Level Pot Offenders

Republican Gov. Doug Burgum pardoned 16 qualified offenders in January.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Pardon Advisory Board is seeking more applicants under its new policy wiping criminal records clean for people with low-level marijuana convictions. Republican Gov. Doug Burgum pardoned 16 qualified offenders in January under the marijuana policy adopted last year. Thirty-seven-year-old Craig Bjorland says he was thrilled to receive his pardon by mail months after applying for it….

Gov. Burgum Adopts Rules for Tribal Voter Identification

A public hearing and public comment period will be held.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Governor Doug Burgum officially adopted Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s emergency rules related to tribal ID’s for Native American voters on Wednesday. The new rules will allow the state to incorporate the use of tribal ID’s for Native American voters into the statewide electronic pollbook project that was implemented in 2019. The rules address the documentation that constitutes a…

NDGOP Chair Rick Berg discusses SOTU & impeachment

This months speaker was North Dakota Republican Party Chairman Rick Berg.

FARGO, N.D. – Once a month, Republicans in the region host an open forum at the Holiday Inn in Fargo with speakers to discuss different topics. In this forum, they discussed the Iowa caucuses, the State of the Union, the impeachment and the North Dakota caucuses coming up on March 10th. Berg called Trump’s State of the Union speech exciting…

Gov. Burgum says ND is “full of boundless opportunity” at State of the State

The Governor talked about the current state budget, initiatives to improve the state and suggests how to invest in Legacy Funds

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — With strong agricultural and energy resources and a growing population, Governor Doug Burgum painted North Dakota as an optimistic place to be during his 2020 address. “The state of our state today is that it is strong, it’s growing and it’s full of boundless opportunity,” Burgum explained. After a revenue shortfall that nearly drained the state’s…

Democratic-NPL responds to Governor Burgum’s State of the State Address

The minority party revealed what issues they believed Burgum did not provide proper solutions for.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Following Governor Burgum’s State of the State Address, members the North Dakota Democratic Nonpartisan League addressed the media in response. The minority party pointed out that there were issues that were not addressed by the majority during the State of the State. This includes improvements in salaries for educators, a better plan to fund rural infrastructure…

Local Leaders Talk Latest Flood Diversion Efforts

"You're talking a quarter of a million people all the way from farming to high tech and everything in between, homeowners everybody has a stake in this, it's about protecting everyone."

FARGO N.D. — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Senator John Hoeven, and the F–M Diversion Board of Authority converged into the Fargo City Hall to update both the public and the Assistant U.S Secretary of the Army on the latest progress of the project. “The key we are working on today is to make sure that money comes in on…

North Dakota Congressional Leaders Calling For Agriculture Disaster Relief

In the latest crop progress report farmers haven't been able to harvest any of their corn or sunflower acres and only half of potato acres.

FARGO N.D. —  After rainfall, flooding and a historic early winter storms North Dakota’s Congressional Delegation is calling on the U.S Agriculture department to approve a disaster designation. If approved the state could get funding from federal emergency programs. It would offset the losses farmers and ranchers have gotten from damaged or flooded crops. In the latest crop progress report…

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum Wants Your Vote Again

Governor Burgum made the announcement online overnight

FARGO, N.D.- His first campaign stop was in Fargo surrounded by friends, family and supporters. Burgum highlighted some of his accomplishments from the past four years. He talked about the progress on criminal justice reform and the Free through Recovery program that helps people battling addiction. Burgum also talks about how he was able to solve the Dakota Access Pipeline…

North Dakota Gov. Burgum Announces Plans to Seek Reelection

Burgum defeated Democrat Marvin Nelson and Libertarian Marty Riske in the November 2016 gubernatorial election.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum has announced his plans to seek reelection in 2020. In a video announcement posted on YouTube Thursday, Burgum highlights accomplishments since he and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford took office three years ago. Burgum says they are “reinventing government with modern business efficiencies” and have “turned a budget shortfall into a budget surplus and cut government spending…

Gov. Doug Burgum Declares Statewide Flood Emergency

This paves the way for federal money to trickle into the state and help those struggling

FARGO & GRAND FORKS, N.D. — They say too much of a good thing is never good, and North Dakota growers can attest to that. Although the rain is usually one of the farmer’s greatest assets, Beau Bateman says this unusually wet fall has made things challenging. “In 125 years, this is the wettest it’s ever been this late, and…