Bill Gates connected trust acquires large section of land in Pembina County

Photo by: Bill Gates - Facebook
Photo by: Bill Gates - Facebook

(Pembina County, ND) -- A recent land sale in Pembina County is causing controversy.

North Dakota Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring is confirming that a trust with ties to Bill Gates has acquired six parcels of land in the county. The Attorney General's office sent a letter Tuesday asking the Red River Trust to confirm how it plans to use the land. The plans met meet the exceptions to the North Dakota Corporate Farming Laws.

If the purchase does meet the exceptions, the transfer of ownership to the trust doesn't violate North Dakota laws.