Gov. Burgum to present Rough Rider Award to the Lamoureux twins on July 14 in Grand Forks

Last summer, Gov. Doug Burgum announced Grand Forks natives and twin sisters Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando would become the 45th and 46th recipients of the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, the highest honor for citizens of the state.

On Wednesday, Burgum set a date for the presentation.

After a year-long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, Burgum will honor the Lamoureux twins at 4 p.m. on July 14 at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

The event will be free and open to the public. It also will be livestreamed.

The speakers at the event will include Burgum, UND President Andrew Armacost, Shattuck-St. Mary’s coach Gordie Stafford and Comcast senior advisor to the CEO David Cohen, who worked closely with the Lamoureux twins in their advocacy efforts.

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The Lamoureux twins have won three Olympic medals in women’s hockey — silver at the 2010 Vancouver Games, silver at the 2014 Sochi Games and gold at the 2018 PyeongChang Games.

They played key roles in bringing the U.S. its first gold medal in women’s hockey in 20 years in PyeongChang.

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