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Burgum to talk progress, challenges in State of State speech

January 28, 2020 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is expected to highlight progress in the past year and remaining challenges in his State of the State address.

Burgum will give his speech Wednesday at the Chester Fritz Auditorium on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks. The event is free and open to the public. The Greater North Dakota Chamber is sponsoring the event, which will be livestreamed.

Burgum’s office says the first-term Republican will discuss North Dakota’s budget, it’s oil-tax savings account and ongoing workforce shortages.

It will be Burgum’s fourth State of the State address.

Burgum was first elected in 2016. He announced in October that he will seek a second term.