BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Doug Burgum appointed Erica Thunder as the new North Dakota labor commissioner. Thunder has been a judicial systems administrator for the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission since the end of 2016, playing a key role in the Commission's substantial progress in strengthening tribal partnerships.
Thunder says she's just taking it all in right now.
"I'm very much in that listening and observing type of moment where I'm just getting to know strengths and needs, but it's a wonderful department. It's exceptionally strong," said Erica Thunder, Soon to be Commissioner of Labor.
Her appointment begins on June 3.