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Former ND governor Art Link dies at age 96

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Former Gov. Art Link of North Dakota has died. He was 96.

The office for Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., confirmed Link passed away.

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Link was born in Alexander, N.D., and served as the state's 27th governor. He was elected in 1972 and served two four-year terms.

Family spokesman Bob Valeu told the Associated Press that Link died Tuesday morning at a Bismarck hospital from natural causes.

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