Governor Doug Burgum

Burgum Appoints Panos to Lead ND Department of Transportation

Burgum says William Panos will start the job in North Dakota on Oct. 21.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed a former Wyoming transportation commissioner to lead North Dakota’s transportation department. Burgum says William Panos will start the job in North Dakota on Oct. 21. He replaces Tom Sorel, a former Minnesota transportation commissioner who resigned after less than two years on the job in North Dakota. Panos served as Wyoming’s DOT director from…

Governor Burgum Requests Disaster Declaration for Flooding Recovery

Gov. Burgum Friday requested a presidential major disaster declaration for help in recovering from flood damage that was expected to exceed $8.5 million.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Gov. Doug Burgum is asking for federal help in dealing with widespread spring flooding that damaged homes, public infrastructure, hundreds of roads and thousands of acres of farmland in western, south central and eastern North Dakota. Burgum Friday requested a presidential major disaster declaration for help in recovering from flood damage that was expected to exceed…

2nd Chance Job Fair Coming To Fargo, Grand Forks & Bismarck June 6

Governor Doug Burgum says there are around 30,000 jobs available in the state

FARGO, ND — Job Service North Dakota is hosting its annual 2nd Chance Job Fair in Fargo, Grand Forks and Bismarck on June 6. It’s an opportunity to bring jobseekers who may have barriers to employment into direct contact with employers that are aware of their status. Governor Doug Burgum says there are around 30,000 jobs available in the state. He…

Former North Dakota Governor Says F-M Diversion “Out of Control”

Ed Schafer sent a letter to three state representatives prior to House passage of last Friday's water budget bill

FARGO, ND — Ed Schafer, former U.S. Ag Secretary and Governor of North Dakota, says the F-M Diversion is “out of control and getting unaffordable to taxpayers.” Schafer sent a letter to three state representatives prior to House passage of last Friday’s water budget bill. The bill includes a $750 million state commitment to the diversion, $120 million short of the…

North Dakota Sets Tentative Dates For Hunting Season

The dates become official with the governor's approval.

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department has set tentative opening dates for next year’s hunting seasons. The dates become official with the governor’s approval. Tentative 2019 opening dates for some major seasons include spring turkey on April 13, mountain lions on Aug. 30, grouse on Sept. 14, waterfowl on Sept. 28, pronghorn on Oct. 4, pheasants and fall…

ND & MN Governor’s Order Flags At Half Staff To Honor Passing Of President George H.W. Bush

All U.S. and North Dakota flags are to be flown at half-staff immediately, pursuant to U.S. Code (4 U.S.C. 7m), which states the flag shall be flown at half-staff for 30 days from the death of a president or former president.

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement on the passing of President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday, Nov. 30, at the age of 94. “Few Americans in our nation’s history can match the more than five decades of public service that President George H.W. Bush assembled as a decorated World War II Navy pilot and icon…

Governor Burgum Finalizes Ethics Policy

The new policy applies to the governor, lieutenant governor and all employees of the governor's office.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum’s office has finalized a new ethics policy months after the governor reimbursed an electric utility nearly $40,000 for Super Bowl tickets in Minneapolis. The new policy applies to the governor, lieutenant governor and all employees of the governor’s office. It addresses conflicts of interest, gifts, expenses and political activities. The move comes after Burgum…

ND Governor’s Call For Spending Cuts Results In Nearly 300 Employee Buyouts

The buyout program comes after Republican Gov. Doug Burgum told state agencies in April to identify spending cuts for the next two-year budget.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Nearly 300 state employees have applied for voluntary buyouts, with more than a third of the applicants coming from the North Dakota’s biggest agency. Budget director Joe Morrissette announced the buyout program in June. His agency said Tuesday that 294 employees from 14 agencies have applied for the buyouts. The state Department of Human Services had…

Flood Diversion Projects Plan “B” Moving Along

They expect to get an answer from the DNR by the end of the year

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo–Moorhead Flood Diversion Project is part of a waiting game right now. “The intent is to build this in six years. With the work that the governor, all of the local energists have done, once we get through the DNR permit process, we’re now in position to actually do it because we have the federal funding…

Senator Hoeven and Governor Burgum Talk Drone Focus

They were highlighting all of North Dakota's initiatives in the industry

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota has become a national leader in unmanned aircraft systems. A huge part of that is because of the state’s devotion to drone technology. Senator John Hoeven and Governor Doug Burgum highlighted all of North Dakota’s initiatives in the industry at Fargo’s annual drone conference. The state has been selected as one of ten national sites for…