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Rosemarie Myrdal, 94, a former lieutenant governor, passes away



Bismarck, North Dakota – Rosemarie Myrdal, a former lieutenant governor, passed away.

In addition to serving as lieutenant governor alongside former governor Ed Schafer from 1993 to 2000, Myrdal represented District 11 in the North Dakota House from 1985 to 1992.

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement regarding the passing of Myrdal saying “As the second woman to serve as lieutenant governor of North Dakota, Rosemarie Myrdal was a tireless advocate for the citizens of our state and a champion for children, education and agriculture, having raised five children with her husband, John, on a farm near Edinburg,” Burgum said.

“In addition to her dedicated service at the state level, she served on her local school board and numerous organizations that supported heritage preservation, conservation, health care, education, and tourism. We are deeply grateful for her exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment to service and community at both the state and local levels. Kathryn and I extend our condolences and prayers to her family, friends, and former colleagues in the legislature, state government, and beyond.”

On Wednesday, October 11, Myrdal died away. She was 94 years old.