SOURCE: MDU Resources Group, Inc.

MDU Resources Group, Inc.

November 16, 2015 11:09 ET

MDU Resources Names New General Counsel

BISMARCK, ND--(Marketwired - November 16, 2015) - MDU Resources Group, Inc. today announced that Daniel S. Kuntz has been named general counsel and secretary, effective Jan. 9. He succeeds Paul K. Sandness, who is retiring Jan. 8.

"Dan has extensive knowledge in corporate and regulatory law. He has provided excellent counsel to our company on many important matters in the past 11 years," said David L. Goodin, president and CEO of MDU Resources. "Dan will continue to protect our company's reputation by ensuring we meet or exceed all legal obligations."

Kuntz joined MDU Resources in 2004, most recently serving as associate general counsel and assistant secretary. Prior to joining MDU Resources, he was an associate and partner at Zuger Kirmis & Smith Law Firm from 1985-2004, counsel for the North Dakota Public Service Commission from 1979-85 and a law clerk for the North Dakota Supreme Court from 1978-79. He also served 11 years on the Bismarck Public School Board. Dan received his law degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law. He and his wife, Mary, live in Bismarck.

Sandness is retiring after a 36-year career with the company.

"Paul has done an outstanding job of providing sound legal advice and being a champion of integrity at our company, and he has prepared Dan well to pick up that baton," Goodin said. "I wish Paul the very best in his well-earned retirement."

MDU Resources Group, Inc., a member of the S&P MidCap 400 index, provides value-added natural resource products and related services that are essential to energy and transportation infrastructure, including regulated utilities, pipelines and energy services, and construction materials and services. For more information about MDU Resources, see the company's website at or contact the Investor Relations Department at

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