With the stroke of a pen, curling becomes North Dakota's official state sport

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum throws a stone after signing a bill on Thursday, March 23, 2023, to designate curling as the state's official sport. ...

March 24, 2023
6:34 AM

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum throws a stone after signing a bill on Thursday, March 23, 2023, to designate curling as the state's official sport. BISMARCK — North Dakota has an officially designated state flower, beverage and fossil. Now, it has a state sport, too. Seated on top of a pristine sheet of ice, Gov. Doug Burgum signed legislation Thursday, March 23, to make curling North Dakota's official sport. In a pun-laden speech, Burgum told a crowd of about 100 at Bismarck's Capital Curling Club he was more excited to ink his name to Senate Bill 2229 — a "sweeping" change to state law — than any other proposal this legislative session.

Jeremy Turley