Governor Doug Burgum

Burgum’s State of the State Address covers tax breaks, energy and jobs

"We have an unprecedented opportunity. An opportunity to positively impact the lives of our citizens now and the trajectory of our state for decades to come."

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota is in a good place according to Governor Doug Burgum, the economy is flourishing, the population is growing and investors are interested. Burgum touched on many topics including taxes, energy and jobs in his State of the State Address. He wants lawmakers to provide a one time $500 income tax credit by using the…

ND Main Street Summit Inspires Community Leaders Across the State

"We want North Dakota to be the place that attracts and retains workforce and families."

  WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Community leaders from around the state came together to hear about the Main Street Initiative.  Over 700 people gathered at the Rustad Recreation Center in West Fargo to hear from nationally renowned speakers and gain insight on how to create and pay for smart, efficient infrastructure. “The goal of the summit is really to…

WATCH: North Dakota National Guard to Observe 20th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks

Dedicated on Sept. 11, 2009, the Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism honors North Dakota military members who lost their lives in the GWOT.

Bismarck, ND (KVRR) — The North Dakota National Guard will conduct an observance ceremony on Saturday, September 11, at the Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and is a solemn observance of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Governor Doug Burgum,…

Local siblings seek help in getting their family out of Afghanistan

"When I hear their voice I don't even want to hang up the phone because every time I feel like what if this is the last time."

UPDATE: North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum’s office tells KVRR the governor has reached out to the State Department and North Dakota Senator John Hoeven’s Office on their behalf. KABUL, Afghanistan (KVRR) — Thursday marks Afghan Independence Day, but as the Taliban continues to take over the country, those once celebrating their independence are now fleeing for their lives. Three Afghanistan…

ND governor seeks to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — Governor Doug Burgum announces an effort to make North Dakota carbon-neutral by the end of the 2030. The announcement came at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck. Burgum says the state could gain an advantage by storing carbon by creating an enhanced oil recovery plan with carbon. Ron Ness, President of the North Dakota Petroleum…

North Dakota offering Covid-19 vaccines to Manitoba truckers

North Dakota is teaming up with Manitoba to get as many truckers vaccinated as possible.

NORTH DAKOTA & MANITOBA (KVRR) — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum is handing out a helping hand to Manitoba with a new vaccination rollout project. “The goal is the same for the Premier and myself, which is vaccinate as many people as possible. As quickly as possible with safe and effective vaccines so we can reopen our border and help…

North Dakota National Guard honors airmen with award ceremony

"These amazing airmen, you just feel so humble that they're doing these great things at such a young age and what kind of jobs they do at such an early age and part of their careers.

FARGO. N.D. (KVRR) — The 119th Wing of the North Dakota Air National Guard is recognizing airmen for going above and beyond in the line of duty. “The incredible work that our soldiers and airmen do everyday, year in and year out, as they say in North Dakota, always ready always there and that really comes through representative here when…

People Express Concerns over Governor Burgum’s Reduced COVID-19 Restrictions

"I don't think we're there as in terms of not wearing masks yet."

  FARGO, N.D.  — After North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum announced reduced restrictions for businesses and the halt of the statewide mask mandate, some people in the community are unsure whether or not we are ready to move forward. “The statewide mask mandate to expire at 8 am January 18th,” Gov. Doug Burgum said. As COVID-19 cases are reduced with…

North Dakota’s 67th Legislative session to look at COVID-19 response

"There's probably going to be an effort especially in the House of Representatives to try to curl back and curtain the governor's emergency powers."

BISMARCK, N.D.  — On Tuesday, North Dakota lawmakers are meeting for the 67th legislative session to discuss bonding, economic recovery, and the response to the pandemic. Republicans have wide majorities in both houses. “There’s going to be a lot of discussion about bonding and how bonding will relate to the legacy fund,”Prairie Public Radio News Director, Dave Thompson said. Thompson…

Supt. says Covid-19 is ‘leading to increase of stress & anxiety’ among students

Johnson says that's one of the main reasons why they're determined to keep their school doors open.

NORTH DAKOTA –  Governor Doug Burgum invites educators to discuss the impact of COVID-19 in schools. Although North Dakota continues to break records for the wrong reasons, the governor says their goals continue to be the same. “Protect the vulnerable, ensure hospital capacity, keep kids in school in-person, keep our economy open, that’s what we’ve been about since the beginning…