MDU Resources Group, a diversified energy company, has named Daniel Kuntz as general counsel and secretary, effective Jan. 9. He will succeed Paul Sandness, who is retiring Jan. 8.

Kuntz joined MDU Resources in 2004, most recently serving as associate general counsel and assistant secretary. Prior to joining MDU Resources, he was an associate and partner at Zuger Kirmis & Smith law firm from 1985 to 2004, counsel for the North Dakota Public Service Commission from 1979 to 1985, and a law clerk for the North Dakota Supreme Court from 1978 to 1979.