Doug Burgum news & info
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Doug Burgum is governor of North Dakota, a former executive at Microsoft and an entrepreneur. A Republican from Arthur, N.D., he was voted into office in 2016 with no previous political experience after gaining an upset in the primary and then a landslide victory in the general election. Burgum won his re-election bid in 2020 and is considering a run for the U.S. presidency in 2024.
If North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum decides to run for president, "he'll be a long, long shot but he's used to that," columnist Scott Hennen writes.
"Few, including me, thought he could win his gubernatorial campaign in 2016. He proved us wrong. Can Burgum do it again in a campaign for the White House? I wouldn't bet against him."
"It would be hard not to back the hometown guy," Sen. Kevin Cramer said on this episode of Plain Talk about Gov. Doug Burgum's possible run for the White House.
"When Burgum was an out-of-left-field candidate for governor in 2016 he got fawning media coverage from a friend in the national media. Now that friend is writing about his potential presidential run."
Law to boost animal agriculture in North Dakota could create local market for soybean meal, Burgum says
The Epitome plant will produce soybean oil to be used for renewable fuel or in food, but will also produce soybean meal, used primarily for feeding livestock.
"With the signing of House Bill 1371, successful software businessman Gov. Doug Burgum now wants to sell our farms to the highest out-of-state corporate bidders," Sharon, N.D. resident Ben Vig writes.
A professional political campaign, paid for by unknown interests, has hyped consternation about the Midwest Carbon Express pipeline, giving a false impression of public sentiment.
Doug Burgum, who met with Republicans in Iowa, is still considering a run for the presidency. He said an exhausted "silent majority" of voters yearn for a candidate who isn't on the ideological edge.
- Born Aug. 1, 1956
- Native of Author, N.D.
- 33rd governor of North Dakota, currently serving his second term.
- First elected governor in 2016.
- Earned his undergraduate degree from NDSU in 1978.
- MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, 1980.
- Led Great Plains software company to a $1.1 billion buyout by Microsoft.
- Served as a senior vice president at Microsoft.
- Founder of the Kilbourne Group.
- Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award winner, 2009.
Doug Burgum remembers the pressure he felt in 1984 as he put his family's money on the line to take control of a fledgling Fargo software company. Only 27 years old at the time, the new president of Great Plains Software was driven as much by fea...
FARGO — Doug Burgum kicked off his run for governor last year with a speech peppered with jokes, like the one about how he started a chimney sweep business in college."I was looking for a job where I could stay in the black and move up fast," he ...
Doug Burgum was today named to the newly created post of chairman of Microsoft Business Solutions. He had previously served as senior vice president of MBS. The appointment was announced from Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond, Wash., by Jeff Ra...
Being unemployed is a full-time job for Doug Burgum. Nearly six weeks after leaving his position as a senior vice president for Microsoft, the Fargo businessman has found his schedule packed with meetings and requests for his time. Invitations to...
BISMARCK — Sitting on a couch in the sunlit living room of the North Dakota Governor's Residence, first lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum had something she wanted to talk about, something she had never made public before.
A new venture capital group, Arthur Ventures, has been launched to fuel entrepreneurship and business startup growth in the region. The group's first fund closed with $11.3 million in committed capital.
Fargo entrepreneur and philanthropist Doug Burgum was named North Dakota's 37th recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award on Friday. The award was presented by Gov. John Hoeven at the Microsoft campus in Fargo. "Doug Burgum is a state...
FARGO--Fargo businessman and Republican North Dakota gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum recently became engaged to Kathryn Helgaas of Fargo. Burgum announced the engagement on his Facebook page Friday, Aug. 19, and a photo of the couple was also...
FARGO - In the fat years of the tech boom, the tradition among entrepreneurs who hit the big time was to buy sports cars. In one morbid instance, a Silicon Valley executive died in a high-speed crash of his new Ferrari on the day of a successful ...
FARGO - Doug Burgum stood one night on the roof of the abandoned Northern School Supply building, which he'd recently spared from demolition, and scanned the downtown landscape in the dim light.
FARGO - Fargo business and technology magnate Doug Burgum has been named chairman of the board of Atlassian, a software company. The company, based in San Francisco and Sydney, Austrialia, makes collaboration and productivity software. Burgum, a ...
WDAY news anchors Dana Mogck and Kerstin Kealy sat down with Gov. Doug Burgum to discuss the latest session of the North Dakota Legislature.
Doug Burgum will leave his position at Microsoft today, ending a chapter that began 24 years ago. In a statement, Burgum said he's grateful for the opportunity he's had to work with partners, customers and team members across the world. "We compl...
FARGO — When Gov. Doug Burgum is thinking about North Dakota's future, he says everything's on the table - even the possibility of berry-growing operations in the Bakken oil field.More on the berries later. Right now, there's an official announce...
Vowing to bend ND’s ‘trajectory,’ Burgum enters governor’s race; Stenehjem criticizes plan to run in primary without endorsement
FARGO -- Doug Burgum, whose varied career has included business consultant, software executive and downtown developer, is making his first foray into statewide politics as a candidate for governor."I know I have the ability to change the trajecto...
FARGO - Next to the Kilbourne Group's new Roberts Commons mixed-use building in the heart of downtown here is a large hole in the ground where a parking lot owned by the Dillard family used to be.RoCo is still a few months from completion but the...
The 23-minute video released on Sunday by Yes Theory, a YouTube channel with more than 6.7 million subscribers, follows the adventures of video creators Thomas Brag and Eric Tabach as they travel to the Peace Garden State under the direction of a robot "with a mind of its own."
A political committee funded by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has paid for an advertising blitz in support of candidates trying to unseat incumbent Republican lawmakers, including House Appropriations Chairman Jeff Delzer.
After spending more than $3.2 million on political donations during the 2020 election cycle, campaign finance records filed last week indicate Republican Gov. Doug Burgum is making moves to be a major political donor again in 2022.
The committee, funded mostly by Gov. Doug Burgum, has paid for negative ads against powerful state House Appropriations Chairman Jeff Delzer, R-Underwood, and promotional ads in support of his intra-party challengers, David Andahl and Dave Nehring.