JAKE BLUM

UND Student Appointed to Seat after Lawmaker’s Resignation

Twenty-one-year-old Claire Cory was chosen by party activists Friday to fill out the remainder of Jake Blum's term.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–A University of North Dakota political science major has been chosen to fill a Grand Forks House seat left open by the Republican incumbent who resigned to take a job in Minnesota. Twenty-one-year-old Claire Cory was chosen by party activists Friday to fill out the remainder of Jake Blum’s term, which ends next year. Blum was first elected…

Gov. Burgum Signs Bill Removing Minimum Sentences For Certain Drug-Related Offenses

It's the first bill he has signed of the 2019 Legislative Session

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum has signed the first bill of the 2019 legislative session. The bill removes mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug-related offenses. It┬áremoves the mandatory minimum sentencing requirement for repeat offenses for manufacturing or delivering controlled substances, or possession with intent to manufacturer or deliver. The bill does not change the class of conviction. It takes…