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Meet Tri-College University Board Member Tami Norgard

Tami Norgard has practiced law at the Vogel Law Firm for 21 years and is one of the firm’s managing partners. Tami’s law practice includes counseling clients in areas involving energy, natural resources and civil litigation, including environmental issues, oil and gas, electric cooperative, land use, and water law counseling and litigation. Her experience includes serving as legal counsel to many boards, including Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, Cass County Electric Cooperative, as well as water resource districts and rural water districts in North Dakota, and watershed districts in Minnesota. She provides lobbying services and eminent domain litigation for political subdivision clients on water projects. Her litigation experience includes numerous jury trials, court trials and appeals to the Supreme Courts in North Dakota, Minnesota and federal courts.

Tami joined the Vogel Law Firm in 1999 after practicing with the Gray Plant Mooty firm in Minneapolis and after working for the federal government in Washington, D.C. Tami graduated from the University of North Dakota summa cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science. She received her law degree cum laude and a Masters of Studies in Environmental Law and Policy magna cum laude in 1995 from Vermont Law School.

Tami has been teaching law school, graduate school and undergraduate courses regularly since 1997. She taught Environmental Law & Policy in a graduate program at NDSU and at UND Law School, as well as Energy Law at Bismarck State University and Civil Rights and Environmental Moot Court classes at the University of Minnesota Law School.  Tami serves as the Public Information officer for Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Tami has supported the community over the years by sitting on various boards including:  The Greater Fargo Moorhead Chamber of Commerce Board, the Downtown Community Partnership (Fargo), The Great North Pole, Hope Blooms, Save the Maah Daah Hey Foundation, the United Blood Services Leadership Council, Dakota Montessori School Board, River Keepers Board, Oak Grove Foundation Board, Moorhead Rotary, Fargo Theatre Board and various state bar committees and sections. Tami also volunteers as a photographer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.

A native of Arnegard, North Dakota, Tami lives in Fargo and enjoys spending time with her three children, following their numerous activities.  She has a daughter at Concordia and a son at NDSU.  Tami enjoys spending time at her lake house in Minnesota.  She is an avid biker and regularly runs half marathons, including on the Maah Daah Hey Trail in Western North Dakota.  Tami is also a UND sports fan and you will find her at most UND football and hockey games.