state of the state

Burgum wants property tax cuts, increased cybersecurity

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Improving energy, agriculture and cybersecurity are big topics behind North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum’s State of the State Address at Fargo Theatre. The governor is concerned about 50,000 state sponsored cyberattacks from China, Russia, Iran and North Korea in the last two years. He says the state’s IT department is doing well to combat them. Burgum…

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….

Burgum to deliver State of the State Address in Fargo

FARGO (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum will deliver his 2022 State of the State Address in Fargo. Burgum’s presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Reineke Fine Arts Center on the NDSU campus. Burgum is North Dakota’s 33rd governor.  He took office in 2016. The governor’s address will be livestreamed on KVRR’s Facebook page and…

Gov. Doug Burgum Gives 2019 State of the State Address

His priorities include agriculture, technology, education, etc.

BISMARCK, N.D. — Governor Doug Burgum gives his 2019 State of the State address to the 66th Legislative Assembly. It was 130 years ago when North Dakota was officially recognized as a state, thanks to President Benjamin Harrison. It grew rapidly over the first four years but then things took a turn. “Our population shrank from 1930 all the way to…

Governor Mark Dayton Delivers His Final “State of the State”

Calls On Lawmakers To Side With Schoolchildren In Gun Legislation Battle

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Touting Minnesota’s ranking as “Best Run State”, Governor Mark Dayton delivered his final “State of the State”. He began his address by introducing his 5-year-old grandson, Hugo, and with a joke about walking out by himself after the speech. Last year, he collapsed in the middle of the address as he battled prostate cancer. Dayton talked…

Gov. Burgum Emphasizes Innovation in His State of the State Address

The governor hopes the people of North Dakota can find solutions to the state's challenges

MINOT, N.D. — Governor Doug Burgum took the governor’s office one year ago and has been active in sharing his vision for North Dakota. Today, he delivered his second State of the State Address from the campus of Minot State. In his nearly 90–minute speech, Governor Burgum highlighted the challenges faced in 2017 and his vision for 2018. The governor’s…

Governor Dayton to Begin Cancer Treatment in March

The governor announced his diagnosis the day after collapsing at the State of the State address

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll undergo surgery in early March to treat his prostate cancer. Dayton revealed his diagnosis late last month, a day after collapsing during his State of the State address. His doctors say it has not spread beyond his prostate. Dayton wrote on Facebook that he is scheduled to have his prostate…

UPDATED: Governor Dayton Relaxing at Home After Collapsing During State of the State Address

Dayton had been speaking for more than 40 minutes before he collapsed at the podium

UPDATED CONTENT 9:00 PM: Dramatic moments at Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s State of the State address in St. Paul. The governor collapsed and hit his head during a joint session of the legislature. Dayton had been speaking for more than 40 minutes when he unexpectedly collapsed. He was reportedly about to make an offer of a new public health care…