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Deputy Attorney General to be replaced

Troy SeibelBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR-KFGO) – North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley has decided to replace Deputy Attorney General Troy Seibel. Seibel, a former state labor commissioner, had been the deputy for six years. Seibel says he understands and respects Wrigley’s decision to name his own deputy, considered the second-in-command of the office. Wrigley is running for the Republican nomination for…

South Dakota House nears Ravnsborg impeachment decision

Jason Ravnsborg interviewed by police following fatal crash SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A South Dakota House committee investigating whether state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg should be impeached for his conduct surrounding a 2020 fatal car crash is set to finish its work this week. Lawmakers are wrapping up an investigation that has splintered the state’s Republicans over what to do…

Private grant funds missing Indigenous coordinator

PIERRE, S.D. – An office in the South Dakota attorney general’s office to coordinate investigations into the disappearance and murder of Indigenous people will be started through a private donation from an organization connected to St. Joseph’s Indian School. Native American lawmakers who have been pushing for the funding in the state budget say they hoped the three-year grant of…

Fargo judge will not run for Attorney General

FARGO (KVRR-KFGO) – A district judge in Fargo has decided not to seek the Republican nomination for attorney general. East-Central District Judge Wade Webb had considered the race, but he says after careful family and other considerations, he decided against it. Webb was an Assistant Cass County State’s Attorney for seven years until he was appointed to the bench by then-Gov….

Drew Wrigley Appointed To Fill Attorney General Stenehjem’s Term

Drew WrigleyBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed former U.S. attorney and lieutenant governor Drew Wrigley to serve out the remainder of Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s term. Wrigley will take the oath of office at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Capitol. He announced last month that he would be seeking the Republican nomination for Attorney General after Stenehjem…

ND Attorney General Stenehjem died of heart attack

ND Attorney General Stenehjem died of heart attack

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The wife of North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he died of a heart attack and associated effects last week. The 68-year-old Republican was found unresponsive in his Bismarck home and died several hours later. Beth Stenehjem thanked responding police officers, firefighters, paramedics, emergency room personnel and doctors at Sanford Health. Categories: Local News, North…

Former judge announces run for Minnesota attorney general

Tad JudeMINNEAPOLIS – Former Washington County Judge Tad Jude on Monday became the latest Republican hoping to unseat Democratic Attorney General Keith Ellison. Jude was a state lawmaker for nearly two decades and also served as a Hennepin County commissioner before being elected to the bench in 2010. He spent 10 years as a judge. Jude said in a statement…

ND Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem dies

An ambulance was called to Stenehjem’s residence shortly before 8:30 a.m. Friday

UPDATE – The Office of North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announces he died unexpectedly Friday. “We know Wayne was a widely respected and well-known public figure, but we ask that his family be allowed time to grieve in private,” the office said in a statement. Stenehjem also served in the North Dakota Legislature for 24 years. He was in…

Wrigley giving ‘serious consideration’ to attorney general race

Drew WrigleyFARGO (KVRR) – Former North Dakota U.S. Attorney and former Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley says he is seriously considering seeking the Republican nomination for North Dakota Attorney General. Wrigley made the remarks Friday after longtime Republican Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced he would retire at the end of his current term, which expires in 2022. “I’ve given this a…

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem to retire in 2022

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne StenehjemBISMARCK (KVRR) – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced Friday that he will not run for reelection in 2022. The 68-year-old Stenehjem is North Dakota’s longest-serving attorney general.  He was first elected in 2000. Stenehjem also served in the North Dakota Legislature for 24 years, including four years in the House and 20 years…