Freedom Mine employee joins North Dakota Senate

Jessica Unruh, environmental specialist for The Coteau Properties Co. at the Freedom Mine near Beulah, ND, raised her right hand to take the oath of office this week.

ND Sen. Jessica Unruh (left) meets colleague Sen. Nicole Poolman.

ND Sen. Jessica Unruh (left) meets colleague Sen. Nicole Poolman.

Unruh was chosen to replace Randy Christmann in the North Dakota Senate. Christmann was elected to the North Dakota Public Service Commission in November. Read the Associated Press story: Unruh gets Christmann’s N.D. Senate seat

Unruh may look familiar to Basin Electric members because she served as a tour guide at the Freedom Mine in 2006, and still gives tours as part of the tour team. She also volunteers in The Coteau Properties Co. booth during Basin Electric Annual Meeting.

This week, legislators are going through the Legislative Organizational Session. A lot of what they are doing is housekeeping: they find their desk, figure out their committee assignments, and take the oath of office.

Watch the video to learn more about Unruh, including how she feels she’s suited to serve the people of District 33.

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