Entries by Tyler Axness

Rural ND Hospitals Prepare for Increase in Covid-19 Cases

North Dakota hospitals are preparing for an increase in covid-19 cases in rural parts of the state. This week, Governor Burgum and rural health care providers discussed what is needed for hospitals outside of our metro areas. As the pandemic overwhelms our health care systems in urban hot-spots, rural hospitals have faced prolonged challenges to […]

“Odds are increasing by the day” for a Special Legislative Session. Governor Burgum Hasn’t Ruled it Out

North Dakota is facing a stark budget outlook. The agriculture economy has seen low commodity prices, frustrating weather, and loss of trade markets. Oil prices are hovering around $24 per barrel leading to a slow down in the Bakken. Couple this with the unprecedented economic and health disruptions from covid-19 and Governor Burgum along with […]

Thank a Trucker

Business and commerce look a lot different these days. Restaurants and bars are prohibited from allowing dine-in. Some have adapted to curbside service when available. Others have locked the doors in hopes to financially manage until the executive order expires. Other places deemed essential, like grocery stores, are allowed to stay open for consumer needs. […]

What about the Workers?

Governor Burgum has ordered bars, restaurants, theaters, gyms, and other recreational venues to close starting at noon March 20th to April 6th. North Dakota now joins neighboring states who had already enacted the order. The difficult move is necessary to “flatten the curve” of covid-19. Yet, the decision and its roll out lead to more […]

States Should Consider Expanding Vote By Mail (UPDATED)

March 17 is set to host primary presidential voting in four states. Arizona, Florida, Illinois, and Ohio. As of this writing, Ohio has rescheduled its March 17 vote to June 2nd. Louisiana and Georgia have already postponed their vote from their original dates. Ohio Governor DeWine questions how we can be telling people to stay […]

LISTEN: ND Nursing Homes Plan for Covid-19

Governor Doug Burgum spoke to North Dakotans about state plans to slow down the spread of covid-19 (coronavirus). The press conference came the morning after the ND Department of Health confirmed the first case in the state. Burgum delivered remarks, facts, and plans to his residents in a cool, calm, collected manner. It was the […]

New Features. New Voices. Same Important Content.

For a little over 3 years NDx has explained ND politics. We broke news, other media followed, and we asked questions it seemed nobody else would. Some of that work led to better outcomes in public policy. And though we may not have always agreed, I want to thank those of you who interacted and […]