Doug Burgum

On a vote of 3-2, Burleigh County voted to allow the resettlement of refugees in their county. The narrow vote took place after four hours of public testimony. Comments both for and against were heard by the commissioners, but ultimately ...

Following North Dakota Auditor Josh Gallion’s audit on the Department of Commerce where he alleges the agency broke the law, I asked: “now what?” The Department of Commerce maintained they had done nothing wrong and a spokesperson for the Auditor ...

Governor Doug Burgum and Lt. Governor Brent Sanford announced they’re officially seeking reelection. The announcement came in a video that echoed much of their successful 2016 campaign messaging. Burgum’s campaign kicks off days after a national poll listed him as ...

According to North Dakota Auditor Josh Gallion, the Department of Commerce violated state law on bidding contracts for the state’s “Be Legendary” logo. The logo caused a lot of conversation about the design and ultimately the process used by the ...

There are several challenges facing rural North Dakota. Over a series of posts on ND xPlains, we’ve highlighted some of those challenges including what may help mitigate some of the issues. Full admission, this entry is a little more difficult ...

Yes, North Dakota has fallen behind in funding home and community based services to keep people with disabilities and the elderly in their own homes. The imbalance of state funding going toward nursing homes and other institutions instead of less ...

Bipartisan push back continues to the Trump administration’s ethanol exemptions for big oil. Since taking office, President Trump and his EPA have handed out 85 waivers to refineries that includes 31 exemptions granted in August of 2019. The latest round ...

Following the Friday morning news that China would impose additional tariffs on American imports, President Trump took to Twitter frustrated. In a tweet, Trump “ordered” private companies to change how they do business. The tweet, in addition to the tariff ...

North Dakota officials have pushed back on an online article wondering if regulators essentially covered up the size of a 2015 natural gas liquid spill. What was originally reported as a 10 gallon spill on liquid natural gas is potentially ...

It is past time to correct the voting requirement for school building and renovations in North Dakota. Currently, the Legislature and Governor require school districts get 60% of eligible voter approval to build needed schools to address overcrowding. Their arbitrary ...