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South Dakota Lawmaker Resigns Over Sex Scandal

Rep. Wollmann admitted to having sexual contact with two interns who were over the age of 21

  A South Dakota lawmaker who acknowledged having sexual contact with two interns has resigned. Rep. Mathew Wollmann, a Republican from Madison, announced his resignation in a letter saying he regrets his actions. The 26-year-old former Marine said last week that both interns were over 21 and that the contact was consensual. But his colleagues had voted to set up…

Grand Forks Lawmaker Proposes 80mph Speed Limit on ND Interstates

Laffen says "everybody drives that speed anyway"

A Grand Forks lawmaker is sponsoring a bill to raise the speed limit on North Dakota’s interstates. Republican Senator Lonnie Laffen says by raising the speed limit from 75 to 80 miles per hour will help businesses get their work done faster and more efficiently. Sen. Laffen says people drive 80 miles per hour regardless of the posted speed limit….

Clarification Wanted Concerning Marsy’s Law

Media Attorney Says Marsy's Law is Unclear When it Comes to Release of Information

A North Dakota media lawyer says Marsy’s Law is causing confusion over what information should be made public. Attorney Jack McDonald says when some information isn’t made public, it can become a public safety concern. Supporters of Marsy’s Law say it gives victims more protection and rights. However, a Bismarck lawmaker says one police department in the state is refusing…