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600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 408
Bismarck, ND 58505-0480

701.328.2400 - Phone
877.245.6685 - Toll-Free
800.366.6888 - TTY
701.328.2410 - Fax

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The Commission: Meet the Commissioners

Commissioner Brian Kroshus

Commissioner Brian Kroshus Brian was appointed to the Public Service Commission in March 2017 by Governor Doug Burgum and was elected by the voters in 2018 and re-elected in 2020. Brian has an extensive background in business, agriculture and energy.

Brian's portfolio at the Public Service Commission includes electric and gas economic regulation; pipeline safety and damage prevention; and weights and measures.

Born in Fargo and graduate of North Dakota State University, Brian deeply values his North Dakota heritage. His agricultural upbringing, from time in 4-H and FFA to present day as an owner of a cattle and grain operation in western North Dakota, allow him to fully appreciate and effectively address landowner concerns. He recognizes the importance of creating a balance between responsible infrastructure development, economic growth and environmental stewardship in order to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy to North Dakota citizens and businesses.

Brian spent 30 years in private-sector business leadership and executive management including 20 years (1997-2017) with Lee Enterprises prior to his appointment to the Public Service Commission. During his time with Lee Enterprises, he was responsible for supervising business units throughout the U.S. as well as spending 17 years as publisher of Farm and Ranch Guide, 13 years as group publisher of Lee Agri-Media, the nation's largest network of agriculture publications, and 10 years as publisher of The Bismarck Tribune. he has been recognized nationally on numerous occasions for operational excellence.

Brian served as president of the Bismarck State College Foundation in 2012-2013 and co-chaired the United Way Missouri Slope Area Wide Annual Gift Giving Campaign in 2009. He has served as a board member and trustee for numerous organizations including United Way, Sanford Health Foundation, Bismarck-Mandan Chamber, Bismarck-Mandan Development Association, Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, Capitol Gallery and Bismarck State College Foundation.

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