Gov. Holte also served as a First Lieutenant in the North Dakota Army National Guard. Doug Burgum released a statement after the Trump administration finalized a trade agreement with Japan to eliminate or reduce tariffs on an additional $7.2 billion of U.S. food and agricultural products. Doug Burgum joined officials in Fargo as technology company Amazon announced the construction of its first fulfillment center in North Dakota, bringing more than 500 full-time jobs to Fargo with a state-of-the-art operation to pack and ship customer purchases. Burgum has signed an executive order waiving hours of service restrictions for drivers of commercial vehicles transpo. The State Water Commission has approved an additional $500,000 for its Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Program to help ranchers impacted by drought conditions, Gov. worker’s compensation coverage to first responders and health care providers who contract COVID-19 on the job. Gov. Bush, who died Friday, Nov. 30, at the age of 94. Doug Burgum announced a first-of-its-kind event in April that will bring together local, regional and national partners involved in North Dakota’s K-20W Initiative to highlight the unique cybersecurity education effort and its goal of “Every Student, Every School, Cyber Educated.”. Doug Burgum highlighted the innovation that’s driving a resurgence in North Dakota’s oil industry and making the region ripe for investment, while also citing the state’s significant workforce needs during his remarks to the 26th annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference. Gov. BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Brent Sanford today congratulated the city of Minot on the completion of a three-year, nearly $35 million downtown infrastructure improvement project that spans approximately 26 blocks. Gov. BISMARCK, N.D. – State agencies are expanding the fight against North Dakota’s opioid epidemic through several actions stemming from an executive order signed recently by Gov. Doug Burgum and Lt. Gov. Gov. Doug Burgum issued a statement after the U.S. the construction of its first fulfillment center in North Dakota, bringing more than 500 full-time jobs to Fargo with a state-of-the-art operation to pack and ship customer purchases. Gov. Doug Burgum, along with governors from seven other states, met with Japanese leaders at the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association’s 50th annual conference in Omaha. Drew Wrigley to serve again as U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota. Gov. Gov. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum released modified operating practices and an emergency grant program for child care providers to help them through the COVID-19 crisis and ensure that child care services are available for health, safety and other lifeline workers. Gov. Doug Burgum applauded the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that online retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they lack a physical presence, calling it a win for Main Street that levels the playing field between remote sellers and brick-and-mortar businesses. Gov. Burgum signed an executive order creating a task force to assess the existing governance structure for higher education in North Dakota and determine if changes are needed to ensure the system meets the state’s educational and workforce needs in the 21st century. Gov. Gov. Gov. Kapsner, who has served since Nov. 2, 1998, announced her resignation in April after nearly 18 years on the state’s highest court. Gov. Burgum joined Consul General of Canada Khawar Nasim during an event in Fargo to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary and North Dakota’s strong relationship with its neighbor and trade partner to the north. North Dakota has launched a rapid planning process to develop operating guidelines to ensure that child care is available for health care and other essential workers through the COVID-19 crisis, Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Sunday, Oct. 6, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. Gov. Gov. $143,685 Chief of Staff to the Governor of North Dakota Tammy Miller. Doug Burgum has declared a winter storm emergency for a severe winter storm March 13-15 that impacted much of North Dakota. Burgum  announced North Dakota will participate in the newly created Opportunity Zones Program, a community development incentive established by the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. North Dakota House, Senate adopt rule requiring masks Updated Dec 3, 2020 The House and Senate have adopted a joint rule requiring face coverings in the 2021 Legislature. Gov. Doug Burgum took executive action to suspend two members of the Belcourt School Board after credible reports of threats and demands made by the two board members in the midst of a citizen-requested audit. Due to deteriorating weather and road conditions, state offices in Bismarck closed at 3 p.m. today. BISMARCK, N.D. – In honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, Gov. Burgum joined President Donald Trump today in calling for major tax reform to ease the burden on hardworking Americans, spur business investment and job creation and help rebuild U.S. cities and towns. North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions Commissioner Robert Entringer will retire Nov. 30, Gov. Gov. Burgum has announced the members of a task force that will evaluate the governance structure for North Dakota’s higher education system and determine if improvement opportunities exist to better meet the state’s educational and workforce needs for the 21st century. Doug Burgum and Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, director of the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, outlined a plan to significantly increase testing capacity for COVID-19, a critical component for protecting vulnerable populations and reopening businesses in the state. Gov. The next briefing is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. Gov. The order also eases weight limits for those hauling hay and water to support drought-stricken ranchers. Be assured that Team ND is working as one to slow the spread of this virus. Doug Burgum joined military veterans, active duty servicemembers, community members and relatives of U.S. Navy Radioman 2nd Class Floyd A. Burgum has issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency for Walsh County based on the threat of major flooding. Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order restoring the work registration and search requirements for individuals seeking unemployment benefits, effective July 26. Officials from nearly a dozen agencies, including the Governor’s Office, Department of Emergency Services (DES) and North Dakota National Guard, began planning efforts in anticipation of spring flooding after a record wet fall that has produced high river flows and left soils saturated heading into freeze-up. Gov. Doug Burgum has announced the nationally recognized speakers who are participating in the first Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education in Bismarck on June 8 at Legacy High School. Gov. Gov. Doug Burgum and Chief Operating Officer Tammy Miller today outlined the finalized hospital surge plan for North Dakota, expressing confidence that the state has the hospital capacity it needs to handle a surge in COVID-19 patients if one should occur. Gov. Doug Burgum said in a joint announcement with House Majority Leader Chet Pollert and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner. The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department announces the opening of the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan on May 21. FILE - In this April 10, 2020, file photo, North Dakota Gov. Gov. Gov. Gov. Gov. Doug Burgum appointed business consultant Danita Bye of Stanley to the state Board of Higher Education. Gov. Doug Burgum this morning signed an executive order declaring a statewide flood emergency, paving the way for requests for federal assistance to help North Dakotans deal with significant flooding impacts caused by heavy fall rains and a historic October blizzard. The app, named Care19 Exposure, is expected to be available within the next two weeks. Gov. Brent Sanford, who chairs the North Dakota Trade Office, participated in a townhall meeting on trade with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky, farmers and business leaders in Fargo. Doug Burgum announced guidelines for large gatherings, banquets, ballrooms and event venues as part of the ND Smart Restart plan, while also outlining the plan as a phased approach to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. North Dakota offers the best quality of life in the country and ranks fourth overall among U.S. states for the second year in a row in U.S. News & World Report’s latest Best States rankings. Burgum released a statement today after being served with a lawsuit brought by the state Legislature challenging the governor’s veto authority related to vetoes issued at the end of the 2017 legislative session. Doug Burgum announced steps to help reduce the pressure on North Dakota hospitals and health care workers as a result of increasing hospitalizations for COVID-19 and other care needs. Doug Burgum released his 2019-2021 Executive Budget, presenting the 66th Legislative Assembly with a plan that creates structural balance, improves transparency and replenishes reserves without any tax increases. Gov. As the North Dakota State University Bison football team prepares to take on the Eastern Washington University Eagles in the FCS championship game on Saturday, North Dakota Gov. , an innovative, online cybersecurity competition sponsored by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation and SANS Institute. Burgum, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler, state legislators and others took part in a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 2186, which promotes innovative approaches to education in North Dakota. Doug Burgum announced. Gov. Doug Burgum expressed his support for the priorities outlined by President Donald Trump in his 2020 State of the Union Address, including strengthening the economy through new trade agreements and energy independence, expanding workforce training initiatives and lowering the cost of health care. Gov. Damian Dovarganes, ASSOCIATED PRESS. Gov. Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Monday until noon in observance of Memorial Day. Gov. George “Bud” Sinner, who passed away Friday at age 89. Gov. Doug Burgum said. There are no limits on the number of terms a governor may serve. * Burgum-Sanford budget and policy handout. Doug Burgum highlighted improved relations between state government and North Dakota’s Native American tribes, while also noting there is still much room for improvement and many opportunities for collaboration, at the second Strengthening Government to Government Partnerships and Relationships conference. Gov. Doug Burgum joined President Donald Trump, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Japanese Ambassador Shinsuke Sugiyama, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. The Western Governors’ Association (WGA) elected North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum welcomed an announcement that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) has issued a key environmental approval for the Central North Dakota Water Supply Project. Burgum has appointed 12 members to the North Dakota Rural Development Council, which he reconvened in December to support the development of rural communities across the state through collaboration between government and the nonprofit and private sectors. Doug Burgum met with U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert Wilkie during his visit to North Dakota, discussing ways to continue to enhance services for veterans and thanking the secretary for the VA’s plan to award a grant to build a columbarium at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery near Mandan. He has an ex officio North Dakota Governor's Residence. Gov. Doug Burgum issued a proclamation honoring the 130th anniversary of North Dakota’s statehood on Saturday, Nov. 2, and encouraged all North Dakotans to celebrate the state’s birthday. Burgum encouraged North Dakotans to consider applying for two openings on the State Board of Higher Education, which sets policy for the North Dakota University System and oversees the state’s 11 public colleges and universities. Doug Burgum issued a statement in observance of the 243rd anniversary of America’s independence. Doug Burgum has appointed Erica Thunder to lead the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights as the state’s Labor Commissioner, citing her legal experience, broad skillset and proven commitment to fairness and justice. North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Carol Ronning Kapsner submitted her notice of resignation to Gov. BISMARCK, N.D. (May 3, 2017) – Gov. Gov. Doug Burgum and state Superintendent Kirsten Baesler hosted the fourth annual Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education, highlighting the progress being made in North Dakota toward personalized, competency-based learning, the role that technology can play in those efforts, and the opportunity for innovation amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. giving counties the option of mail ballot-only elections to protect public health during the coronavirus emergency. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order creating a task force to assess the current system for supporting military veterans in North Dakota and comprehensively examine how the state’s current resources can be organized to serve veterans most effectively. Doug Burgum joined President Donald Trump, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Japanese Ambassador Shinsuke Sugiyama, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and others for the signing of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement and the U.S.-Japan Digital Trade Agreement at the White House. Lisa Kudelka, who served as director of human resources for Bismarck Public Schools for 21 years before retiring in July, has been named interim Chief People Officer (CPO) for the State of North Dakota. Burgum joined U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue during his visit to Fargo, underscoring the importance of a strong farm bill and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for North Dakota’s farmers and ranchers. Doug Burgum on Thursday signed four bills designed to protect landowner rights, deter criminal activity and expand the ability to appoint outside law enforcement officers to assist North Dakota agencies. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has been selected as one of eight participants in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) BEYOND Program. Gov. Doug Burgum announced. Doug Burgum. Gov. The competition runs through Feb. 28, 2021. Gov. The extensive wet pattern in North Dakota, topped with an early snowstorm, is creating a great deal of anxiety for farmers and ranchers. The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and other state agencies are working around the clock to ensure you have access to the resources you need right now. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum joined community members and state officials, including the Office of Management and Budget as the event co-sponsor, for the annual tree-lighting ceremony in Bismarck. North Dakota governor announces statewide mask mandate as coronavirus cases surge The order takes effect immediately and runs through Dec. 13. Doug Burgum, Acting U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt expressed his support for the proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Medora. The North Dakota Governor’s Office, the North Dakota Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Association of North Dakota (EDND) presented the Governor’s Choice Economic Development Awards Oct. 29 during the EDND Fall Conference in Minot. Doug Burgum highlighted the newly established Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the important work it does to protect the state’s air, land and water resources. Gov. Burgum has announced the creation of a task force dedicated to supporting the development of technologies to detect Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and counter the nefarious use of UAS. BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Doug Burgum today signed legislation allowing law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed handgun if they have possessed a valid North Dakota driver’s license or state ID card for at least a year. Brent Sanford  welcomed White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx back to North Dakota for an update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing efforts to save lives and livelihoods. Gov. Doug Burgum and State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced the members of the newly formed K-12 Education Coordinating Council, which will promote collaboration across all K-12 education entities in North Dakota as recommended by the Governor’s Innovative Education Task Force. The governor signed an executive order to assist the transport of hay, water and livestock and announced additional funding for a livestock water supply cost-share program. 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