Gov. Burgum Returning To Normal Schedule After COVID-19 Bout

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum is returning to a normal schedule after isolating for nearly a week following a COVID-19 diagnosis. The governor tested positive February 5, and has worked out of his home since. He tested negative Friday morning but continued working out of his home. First lady Kathryn Burgum has tested negative this week, and Lt….

Gov. Doug Burgum Recovering From Hip Surgery

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum is recovering this weekend after undergoing hip replacement surgery. The 64-year-old Republican had surgery Friday to replace his left hip. Gubernatorial authority was briefly delegated to Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford on Friday morning. Sanford said he didn’t take any actions before Burgum resumed his authority. Burgum issued a statement saying the surgery went well…

North Dakota’s State Health Officer Resigns During COVID-19 Pandemic

Andrew Stahl to serve as interim state health officer, Joshua Wynne To Fill New Health Post

BISMARCK, N.D. — A major shakeup in the North Dakota Department of Health in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte has offered her resignation and it has been accepted by Gov. Doug Burgum. “On behalf of Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford and myself we are deeply greatly to Mylynn for her leadership to the state of…

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…

Additional Multi-Million Dollar Investment In UAS Program In North Dakota

It includes $28 million in funding for a statewide network that will support drone flights beyond visual line of sight

GRAND FORKS, ND —┬áLt. Gov. Brent Sanford unveils a $33 million investment in UAS technology and infrastructure in North Dakota. He made the presentation at the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. It includes $28 million in funding for a statewide network that will support drone flights beyond visual line of sight. An additional $2 million of this funding will provide…

Governor Promises Assistance After Tornado Killed Baby And Destroyed Dozens of Structures

The tornado hit Watford City Tuesday with wind speeds reaching 127 miles per hour

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A tornado that hit an RV park in Watford City early Tuesday morning took the life of a newborn baby and injured two dozen other people. The week-old baby boy died after the storm flipped his family’s trailer. The boy was the son of Marisa Reber and Will Maguire. A GoFundMe campaign has already raised over…