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Burgum Stops in Rugby

By Staff | Apr 15, 2016

Doug Burgum, who is on the June primary ballot running for governor, hit the road across North Dakota and made time to stop in Rugby Wednesday. Burgum had a chance to sit down for breakfast with a number of county commissioners and city councilmen to listen to their thoughts on state and local issues.

Burgum, an Arthur native, grew up on a family farm and worked for the elevator until he ultimately created Great Plains Software, a technology company. His experience in private sector has been building companies and fulfilling jobs. In speaking with Burgum, he feels strong in his platform the need to cut state spending, lower taxes and increase local control.

When asked about small towns and economic issues like Rugby he commented that “Rugby has a lot of assets between the hospital and the school. You have your main street.”

Laughing he added, “We had a hard time finding a parking spot, you don’t find that in every small town. Rugby has a strong foundation. A lot of people choose the city first and the job second and so really you (Rugby) is competing for a quality of life and sense of community.” Burgum went on to say it’s about welcoming the new faces, getting everyone together to interact and bring new innovative ideas.

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