North Dakota congressional delegation announces State of the Union guests

North Dakota congressional delegation announces State of the Union guests


Members of North Dakota's all-Republican congressional delegation have announced their guests for President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday.

Sen. John Hoeven will host Jake Joraanstad, founder of Fargo-based software company Bushel, which develops mobile applications for farmers and ranchers. Hoeven said he invited Joraanstad to highlight North Dakota’s growing technology sector.

“Bushel represents the intersection of two vital industries in North Dakota, agriculture and technology, and their success shows the value that new entrepreneurs and innovators can add to all of our established industries,” Hoeven said.

Rep. Kelly Armstrong will host Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard.

Dohrmann commands nearly 4,100 Air and Army National Guard soldiers, leads about 1,100 full-time federal and state employees, and oversees state and national missions for the Guard. He also is director of the state Department of Emergency Services.

Sen. Kevin Cramer’s guest will be his son-in-law, Nick Senne. 

Trump's speech is scheduled for 8 p.m. Central time on Tuesday.


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