Trump to be Keynote Speaker at Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck

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A prominent keynote speaker, someone who almost everyone in America is talking about this morning, is coming to Bismarck.

He'll be speaking at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference at the end of the May.

Donald Trump will be making his first visit to North Dakota on May 26. Ted Cruz campaigned in the state during the Republican Convention last month, but Trump did not attend.

If you want hear Trump's address, tickets for his speech are $30 for about 5,000 to 6,000 attendees.

A three-day pass for the entire event, including the republican candidates is $400 dollars.

North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness said they've been working on getting a presidential candidate to the conference since September.

"We are very interested in obviously hearing his position on energy, he's talked a fair amount about the Bakken and how incredibly it's been in the U.S. and out geopolitics, but also I think there is great interest in his positions on agriculture," said Ness.

Tickets will go on sale Monday May 9 at Bismarck Event Center box office. Ness said that they can also be purchased at

With Cruz dropping out of the race Tuesday night and recent reports that John Kasich will suspend his campaign, it looking like Trump will be the Republican presidential forerunner.

The conference is scheduled for May 24 through May 26 at the Bismarck Event Center.

North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness says Trump is slated to speak at 1 p.m. on May 26.​