Gov. Doug Burgum aware of data center developer’s dark past

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum’s office says he was aware of the troubled past of a businessman involved in the construction of a $1.9 billion data center.

Montana-based FX Solutions President Richard Tabish was convicted and then acquitted of killing a Las Vegas casino executive more than two decades ago.

The Republican governor on Wednesday hailed the center being built in northwestern North Dakota by Tabish’s company and operated by Montana-based Atlas Power as one that will help diversify the economy in the Williston area.

Burgum’s office says Tabish has done business in North Dakota for over a decade without a known incident.

Tabish, who lives in Missoula, Montana, did not immediately return an email message for comment on Friday.

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