Minnesota Now with Cathy Wurzer

Who is Doug Burgum, the North Dakota governor running for president?

Doug Burgum
File photo of North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum talking to supporters at an art gallery in downtown Fargo, N.D., after Burgum won the GOP primary vote on June 14.
Dave Kolpack | AP 2016

The number of Republicans running for president continues to grow. Former Vice President Mike Pence is expected to announce he’s running Wednesday.

Also Wednesday, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum kicks off his campaign for president during an event in Fargo. Burgum’s campaign released an ad Monday that introduced the billionaire to the public, including the story of how he made his fortune.

Burgum isn’t exactly a household name for the rest of the country. To find out more about Burgum, MPR News host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Dave Thompson, news director for Prairie Public Broadcasting based in Fargo, N.D.

Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation. 

Subscribe to the Minnesota Now podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify or wherever you get your podcasts.   

We attempt to make transcripts for Minnesota Now available the next business day after a broadcast. When ready they will appear here.

Volume Button
Now Listening To Livestream
MPR News logo
On Air
MPR News