Port: Doug Burgum expected to announce his presidential campaign June 7


TOM STROMME/Tribune Riley Schriefer, left, asks a question of Governor Doug Burgum at Wednesday's town hall meeting in Golden Valley. Schriefer, a Golden Valley rancher, asked about grazing and haying in wildlife management areas in the open forum meeting that attracted nearly 100 people from drought stricken areas in North Dakota.

MINOT, N.D. — After weeks of flirting with a decision about running for president, it appears as though Gov. Doug Burgum has finally made one.

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, on June 7, in Fargo, Burgum is poised to make a “major announcement.”

I confirmed this with Burgum spokesman Dawson Schefter. He didn’t say what the announcement would be – they’re still playing coy – but did say the Journal report is accurate about the timing of an announcement. He provided further details indicating that the announcement will be at the Sanctuary Events Center in Fargo.

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