Harold Hamm

Donald Trump to speak at North Dakota oil expo in Bismarck

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been tabbed as the keynote speaker for the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference that will be held later this month in Bismarck, an oil industry group said Wednesday.

The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference is scheduled for May 24-26 at the Bismarck Civic Center. North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness said Trump is slated to speak at 1 p.m. on the final day.

"I think it's very exciting to have what looks like the Republican presidential nominee come to North Dakota to provide some details to the extent possible on issues that impact North Dakota," Ness said.

North Dakota Republican Party Chairman...