I Have Looked At North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum’s Wife, And She Is O.K.

Last week when I wrote a blog post about North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum not liking the Dickinson area, a reader left a comment that indicated maybe I should look up the Governor’s wife, so I did.

In November of 2016, just before he was sworn in as Governor, Doug Burgum married Kathryn Helgaas, who was about 52 years old at the time.  I looked at many current photographs of Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, and even though she is now about 54 years old, she looks like a hot 40 year old housewife.

Here is what I mean, imagine that you are in high school, and there is this really good looking girl who is a cheerleader, and you meet her mom, and her mom is way hotter, and you are much, much more attracted to her mom, that would be Kathryn Helgaas Burgum.

If I said that Kathryn Helgaas Burgum was a trophy wife, I would be only half right.  Yes she is pretty, yes she is hot, but she had lived a life as a professional, self-supporting, working woman for many years before she became married to the Governor.

In February of 2017, Kathryn Helgaas Burgum had an interview with a Grand Forks Herald newspaper reporter, where she explained publicly for the first time, that she had once had an alcohol addiction, that she had sought treatment for.  She realized that she was drinking too much, and she voluntarily went into an alcohol rehabilitation program, though no one, not even her closest friends or family members had any idea that she had a drinking problem.

The reason why Kathryn Helgaas Burgum gave this interview to a newspaper reporter, was because she said that she wanted to be able to help remove the stigma from people seeking treatment for alcohol and other substance addictions.  Perhaps, she wanted to give her story first-hand, so that some tabloid newspaper wouldn’t be able to make it look like she was hiding a troubled past.

The most suspicious and doubtful thing that I think that Kathryn Helgaas Burgum has ever done, is live in Texas and work in human resources.

Regarding her drinking problem, Kathryn Helgaas Burgum said, “It was just part of my DNA that was going to show up at some point.”  Yes, I was going to get to this.  Having watched several seasons of the television series “Vikings” on the History Channel, there are some characteristics or traits of Scandinavian and Norwegian women that you should be aware of.

Whether it is the Governor’s wife Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, or North Dakota Representative Kelly Armstrong’s wife Kjersti Armstrong, or Dickinson City Attorney Janilyn Murtha, though they may appear quiet and meek, because of their heredity and genetics, they have the latent characteristic, or even the repressed desire, to do things like:  Take off all of their clothes and go swimming in icy water, wear just the bare minimum of animal skins or furs as clothing in winter, throw axes at people, stab people with knives, shoot people with arrows, try to spear people, or go boating.

If I lived down the street from Kathryn Helgaas Burgum before she moved into the Governor’s residence, or down the street from Kjersti Armstrong, or down the street from Janilyn Murtha, before I went outside of my house, I would look out the window to see if I could see them, and see what they were doing.  I would look to see what kind of mood they were in, what they were doing, and what they were holding in their hands before I would come outside, because sooner or later, their nature is bound to come out in them, it’s only a matter of time.

I am going to go ahead and put Kathryn Helgaas Burgum on my “List Of Attractive Women In Dickinson”.  I won’t fault her if some of her natural genetic tendencies come out, being no more surprised than I would at a lioness leaping on a buffalo, it’s just her nature.

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