ATTORNEY GENERAL DREW WRIGLEY

North Dakota high court to weigh judge’s abortion ban ruling

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFGO) — North Dakota’s Supreme Court will hear arguments later this month on the state’s abortion ban after the attorney general appealed a judge’s ruling that kept it from taking effect. The high court on Wednesday scheduled oral arguments for Nov. 29 on South Central District Judge Bruce Romanick’s opinion that there’s a “substantial probability” a constitutional challenge…

Wrigley says North Dakota cannot require proof of citizenship to vote

Drew WrigleyBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Attorney General Drew Wrigley says the State of North Dakota cannot require proof of citizenship to participate in North Dakota elections. Wrigley’s opinion was issued Thursday following a formal request to clarify state law by Cass County States Attorney Birch Burdick. “Your inquiry arose in the context of individuals seeking to vote and asserting their…

Shannon Brandt makes first court appearance in murder case

WAHPETON, N.D. (KVRR) — 41-year-old Shannon Brandt, who is accused of intentionally running down a teen following a street dance in McHenry, North Dakota, makes his first court appearance. He appeared by Zoom from the Stutsman County Jail. Southeast District Judge Bradley Cruff presided. Brandt’s attorney, Mark Friese, waived the reading of the charges and penalties in the case and…

Wrigley says he did nothing wrong in sharing recount ideas with Cramer

WRIGLEY SAYS TRUMP LEGAL TEAM MADE 'CLOWN SHOW' OUT OF ELECTION PROCESS

Drew WrigleyFARGO (KVRR-KFGO) – North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley is addressing national media reports which claim that he shared ideas about a “last-ditch effort” to demand statewide recounts of absentee and mail-in ballots after the 2020 Presidential election with Sen. Kevin Cramer. The claims are published in a new book by former Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman of Virginia. Riggleman…

Watch: Fatal officer-involved shooting in Mapleton ruled justified

FARGO (KVRR) – North Dakota’s attorney general says officers were justified in their use of deadly force against a man police say was having a mental health crisis. Attorney General Drew Wrigley, Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner and others announced the findings of an investigation Monday to provide additional information on the fatal shooting of 35-year-old Andrew Martinez.  Martinez was…

Wrigley: Violent crime rising in North Dakota

ATTORNEY GENERAL WILL ASK LAWMAKERS TO APPROVE TOUGHER MANDATORY SENTENCES

Drew WrigleyBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR-Prairie Public) – North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley says 2022 statistics show a rising crime rate in North Dakota. Wrigley says that’s especially true of violent crime. “I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that these difficulties present a clear and very real present danger to the communities in North Dakota,” Wrigley said. Wrigley is preparing…

Watch: Attorney General rules fatal Fargo police shooting justified

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  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley won’t charge Fargo Police Officer Adam O’Brien for using deadly force. On July 8 he shot Shane Netterville who later died. “Fargo Police conducted themselves professionally, bravely and within the law,” Wrigley said. Wrigley commended three officers for using restraint, including Officer Adam O’Brien who pulled the trigger. O’Brien…

Judge Blocks North Dakota’s Abortion Tigger Law, Again

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge has again blocked a trigger law banning abortion in North Dakota as he weighs a lawsuit from the state’s lone abortion clinic. The clinic argues that the law violates the state constitution. Burleigh County District Judge Bruce Romanick on Thursday granted the motion for a preliminary injunction sought by the Red River Women’s Clinic…

Lottery Players Bring In Big Bucks For North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — Lottery players in North Dakota helped contribute $6.7 million to the state during fiscal year 2022. North Dakotans spent around $29 million on lottery tickets. Attorney General Drew Wrigley says the lottery provided $5.6 million to the state’s general fund. Another $800,000 has gone to the Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Grant Fund. $320,000 ended up in…

Friend of Shane Netterville Talks About His Death & Need To See Body Cam Footage

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney is expressing sympathies to the Netterville family and invited Shane’s brother to meet with leaders like North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley and Police Chief David Zibolski. Community activists, family and friends are pushing for body camera footage to be released to see how the 28-year-old Netterville lost his life. “Where is…