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Governor Doug Burgum opened North Dakota's 65th legislative assembly on Tuesday afternoon in front of a joint session of the legislature where he delivered the State of the State address. Gov. Burgum touched on a number of topics in the address but a continuing theme was lifelong education. "Learning begins with humility. Everyone has something to teach us," he said. TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune

It’s Not Appropriate to Sell Access to Governor Burgum’s State of the State Address

It’s Not Appropriate to Sell Access to Governor Burgum’s State of the State Address

It’s a little unusual for a North Dakota Governor to deliver a “state of the state” address in a year when the Legislature isn’t in session. The Governor’s address to lawmakers at the beginning of their session every other year is required by law. But Governor Doug Burgum’s decision to deliver a “state of the

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum speaks at the first meeting of the Fargo-Moorhead Flood Diversion Task Force on Monday, Oct. 23, at the Fargodome. Blake Gumprecht / Forum News Service

Governor Burgum’s Picks for His Higher Ed Task Force Are Deeply Uninspiring

I’ll admit to being excited when Governor Doug Burgum announced a new committee tasked with scrutinizing the governance of North Dakota’s university system. It will come as no surprise to you readers that I feel our state’s universities have deep-seated problems, and that many of those problems have roots in the way the universities themselves

Doug Burgum addresses the crowd after winning the office of governor Tuesday night, Nov. 8, 2016, at the Sanctuary Events Center in Fargo. Brent Sanford, at right in the photo, is the new Lt. Governor Dave Wallis / The Forum

Blogger Swipes Domain Governor Burgum Tweeted

Governor Doug Burgum, because of his background in the tech industry, is seen as probably the most internet-savvy political leader in North Dakota. But he pulled a bit of a boner on Twitter recently. He sent out this tweet touting the Main Street Initiative, an ill-defined platform of policies he campaigned on back in 2016

A drilling rig is pictured near Lake Sakakawea near New Town, N.D., on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. Some fear that uncertainty about who owns the minerals under the lake will deter oil development in the area. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Why Is the North Dakota Land Board Trying to Cost Taxpayers Billions of Dollars?

For some reason Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s office is, on behalf of the North Dakota Board of University and School Lands, still fighting to claim mineral rights under Lake Sakajawea. In case you haven’t been following along, here’s some of the back story. Lake Sakajawea is a man-made lake created when the federal government damned

Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger under arrest for DUI on September 30.

It Wasn’t the Governor’s Job to Announce the Tax Commissioner’s DUI

North Dakota’s Democrats and their propagandists in the media are trying to manufacture a phony-baloney controversy over Governor Doug Burgum knowing about Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger’s DUI for weeks before Rauschenberger himself announced the arrest to the public. Here’s the Democrats banging that drum on Twitter: North Dakotans deserve to know why this news wasn’t

Audio: Governor Burgum Says New Task Force Could Consider Removing Universities From State Constitution

I had Governor Doug Burgum on my radio show today to talk about his new task force aimed at possibly reforming the governance structure of the North Dakota University System. I’m pretty excited about the effort. I told Burgum that this had the potential to be one of the most important things he does during

Gov. Doug Burgum presents his vision of challenges and opportunities facing the North Dakota University System in the face of technological disruptions. He spoke to an interim legislative committee meeting at North Dakota State University on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Patrick Springer / Forum News Service

Governor Doug Burgum Is Netflix and NDSU President Dean Bresciani Is the Cable Company

My colleague Patrick Springer wrote a very astute article recently about two different visions for higher education presented by Governor Doug Burgum and NDSU President Dean Bresciani. The venue for these views was this week’s meeting of a legislative committee that’s reviewing the state’s university system. At it Burgum spoke about a world where information

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum meets with the Grand Forks Herald editorial board Wednesday, May 3, to discuss the 2017 legislative session. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Poll: Governor Doug Burgum Is America’s 5th Most Popular Governor

According to new polling from Morning Consult, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum is America’s 5th most popular governor. Interestingly, every person in the top ten of Morning Consult’s gubernatorial polling is a Republican. Though it’s worth noting that all but two of the governors in the bottom ten are Republicans too. Burgum’s approval has actually fallen

Sen. Heidi Hietkamp, D-N.D. David Samson / The Forum

Senator Heitkamp Played Politics and Ended up Giving Obama a Big Win for His Environmental Legacy

How has Senator Heidi Heitkamp managed to be the only Democrat elected on North Dakota’s statewide ballot since 2008? She invests a lot of time and energy posturing herself as a moderate who frequently dissents against the liberal orthodoxy of her fellow Democrats. A the policy area where she most often does this is energy,