Main Street North Dakota a focus for Burgum

MINOT, N.D.- Gov. Doug Burgum, R-N.D., will be discussing his Main Street Initiative during his State of the State address next Tuesday in Minot.

In the country's second most rural state, small town North Dakota stays a staple for the Burgum platform.

The initiative plans to help small towns grow economically by hiring skilled workforces, improving infrastructure and promoting a vibrant, active community.

Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford, R-N.D., said this will be one of the main points of the State of the State address.

“Governor Burgum will be going through some of his main initiatives, and main street initiative is one of them. Also, education reinvention. He's got task forces for K-12 and higher ed. Talking about all these issues and how it boils together,” said Sanford Wednesday in Bottineau.

The State of the State address is planned to begin at 10:00 a.m., Jan. 23. NBC North Dakota News will broadcast the speech live.

You can find more information about how to attend on the Governor's website.