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N.D. Forest Service, N.D. Department of Emergency Services establish wildland fire task force to bolster firefighting resources

Thursday, July 29, 2021

BISMARCK, N.D. – As hot weather and dry conditions have provided ample fuels for an active wildfire season, the North Dakota Forest Service and North Dakota Department of Emergency Services recently initiated a program to augment the state’s firefighting capabilities and resources.


Goehring requests flexibility from RMA due to drought

Thursday, June 24, 2021

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has requested flexibility on failed acres from United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Acting Risk Management Agency (USDA-RMA) Administrator Richard Flournoy due to the drought.


Wildfires burn more than 100,000 acres across North Dakota so far in 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

According to data collected by the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services and North Dakota Forest Service, nearly 1,400 fires have scorched more than 100,000 acres across the state since January 2021.


Additional Funding for Livestock Drought Assistance Program Approved at Water Commission Meeting

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Water Commission on Tuesday, June 8, approved an additional $2 million in funding for the Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Assistance Program (Program). In total, $4.1 million has been authorized through multiple approvals since the Program was reactivated in April 2021.


Emergency Grazing of CRP Open in Most North Dakota Counties

Thursday, June 10, 2021

BISMARCK, N.D. – Emergency grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres is open in most North Dakota counties. CRP participants in counties that are in a D3 or D4 drought status, or a D2 drought status of 8 weeks or greater, may request to perform emergency grazing during the primary nesting season.


Drought-related disaster designations and tax implications for producers

Thursday, June 10, 2021

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s farmers and ranchers who have sold, or are considering selling, livestock because of drought face the prospect of a higher income tax bill due to the unplanned sales. Special federal income tax rules are available to producers who find it necessary to sell more livestock than they normally would because of drought.


North Dakota Department of Health partners with Taxi 9000 to provide free transportation for COVID-19 vaccines in Bismarck and Mandan

Monday, May 17, 2021 at 02:49 pm

Categories: COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is partnering with Taxi 9000 to provide free transportation to Bismarck and Mandan COVID-19 vaccination sites.


NDDOH adopts new masks guidelines from the CDC citing evidence of vaccine effectiveness in ND

Monday, May 17, 2021 at 10:17 am

Categories: COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Health  (NDDOH) released the following statement today regarding the new mask guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Friday, April 30, 2021 at 12:12 pm

Categories: COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 29, 2021


North Dakota Department of Health continues public health recommendations after the emergency declaration ends April 30

Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 04:45 pm

Categories: COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) emphasizes the importance of prevention measures and vaccinations to reduce the risk of transmitting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The increase in the number of active cases since early March, the emergence of new variants, and the increase in the number of hospitalizations highlight the fact that this virus is still circulating in our state.