Minot mayor backs Berg in Senate race

Rick Berg

FARGO – Minot Mayor Curt Zimbelman is endorsing Republican Rep. Rick Berg in North Dakota’s U.S. Senate race.

Zimbelman announced his endorsement Tuesday by appearing in a new radio ad for Berg’s campaign.

The ad and endorsement come roughly a year after Minot was devastated by a disastrous flood that forced a quarter of the city to evacuate and destroyed 4,000 homes.

“We all remember those tragic moments,” Zimbelman says in the ad. “This November, let’s also remember who helped us after the tragedy – by voting for Rick Berg.”

Zimbelman praised Berg’s work in Congress, where federal lawmakers have approved hundreds of millions of dollars in grants that aid communities, like Minot, in flood recovery.

“Rick Berg was there when we needed him,” Zimbelman says. “That is why I am supporting Rick Berg for Senate.”

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