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Governor Burgum Announces Task Force for Public Education System

Burgum says changes are needed in how the state's students are instructed

  BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Burgum is setting up a new task force aimed at improving North Dakota’s public education system. The Innovative Education Task Force will identify new, creative teaching methods and make recommendations to the governor and Legislature. Burgum says changes are needed in how the state’s students are instructed to meet the needs of the 21st century…

North Dakota Governor’s Mansion to be Demolished

It has served North Dakota's first families for 57 years

  BISMARCK, ND — A plan to sell North Dakota’s current governor’s mansion has been a bust. No proposals were received on the 10,000-square-foot prairie-style house by the Wednesday night deadline. That means the mansion will be demolished next month. It has served North Dakota’s first families for 57 years. The state wanted to preserve it while making way for…

North Dakota Governor’s Mansion Up for Grabs

The prairie-style brick Governor's Residence has served first families for 57 years

  BISMARCK, ND — Want to live in a governor’s mansion without being elected? North Dakota wants to save the current governor’s mansion but it needs to be moved by September to make way for the new $5 million mansion. The prairie-style brick Governor’s Residence has served first families for 57 years. Lawmakers have been trying to replace it for…

Minnesota Lawmakers in Middle of Blame Game

Senate Republicans were stalled for the second day because another senator's absence left them without the necessary votes

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Work on a budget for Minnesota is still at a standstill as leaders now continue to point fingers at who is responsible. Gov. Dayton and Republican House and Senate leaders are no longer negotiating while House Speaker Kurt Daudt accuses the governor of attempting to run out the clock. Senate Republicans were stalled for the second…

Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener to Cast Off in St. Cloud

About 500,000 anglers are expected to fish for the walleye season opener

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Governor Dayton will take a break from the heat of the legislative session to host the state’s fishing opener. The 70th annual Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener casts off on May 13th in the St. Cloud area of the Mississippi River. About 500,000 anglers are expected to fish for the walleye season opener. The DNR said this…

Minnesota Congressman Announces Run for Governor

Walz is the top Democrat on the Veterans Affairs Committee

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A five-term congressman from Minnesota is running for governor. Rep. Tim Walz, a Democrat, is seeking to replace Gov. Mark Dayton, who is not running for another term. Walz is the top Democrat on the Veterans Affairs Committee. He first won election to his rural district along Minnesota’s southern border in 2006. He has survived…

Governor Burgum: Sunday, February 19th on KVRR Local News at 9

Governor Burgum talks with KVRR about a number of topics...and on a lighter note, addresses his now "famous" denim

FARGO, N.D. — KVRR’s weekday anchors TJ Nelson and Alison Voorhees had a sit down interview with Governor Burgum. A number of topics were discussed, including the cleanup at the Dakota Access pipeline protest camps. The governor said crews already cleared out 120 dumpster loads of trash which in his words, “barely puts a dent,” in what’s needed. He said…

Health Officials Weigh in on Governor Dayton’s Collapse at State of the State

Gov. Dayton is scheduled to meet with Mayo Clinic doctors to discuss treatment options for his prostate cancer

The Mayo Clinic says Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s fall during his State of the State address was not related to his prostate cancer diagnosis. In a statement, a Mayo Clinic spokesman says doctors believe Dayton’s fainting spell “was situational and related to standing for a long time while giving his speech and possible dehydration.” The 69-year-old Democrat was encouraged to…

Governor Burgum Calling for Deeper Cuts of State’s Budget

Under his plan, Valley City State University Will Lose Funding for their building project

  North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum is calling for deeper cuts in the state budget than suggested by his predecessor. His proposal to lawmakers includes another $159 million in spending reductions. Burgum’s plan makes another $31 million cut to higher education and an additional $19 million would be cut by other state agencies. He would eliminate increases in Medicaid and…

First Bill of MN Legislative Session Signed into Law

Governor Mark Dayton signed the first bill of the state's legislative session into law.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed the first bill of the 2017 state legislative session into law on Friday. It will provide cuts to 200,000 Minnesotans in an effort to help teachers, college students and homeowners. But Dayton is still debating with legislation about how to offset health insurance premium hikes. Although the state’s Senate passed financial help to these premiums,…