Ray Holmberg

North Dakota lawmaker quits after child porn suspect texts

State Sen. Ray HolmbergBISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota’s longest-serving state senator announced Monday that he would resign following a report that he had traded scores of text messages with a man jailed on child pornography charges. Republican Ray Holmberg, 79, rose to become one of the state’s most powerful lawmakers in a career that spanned 46 years. Holmberg’s resignation, effective…

Update: Grand Forks senator accused of sexual assault quits panel leadership

State Sen. Ray HolmbergFARGO (KVRR-KFGO) – North Dakota state Sen. Ray Holmberg has resigned as head of a panel that oversees the Legislature’s business between sessions. The resignation comes just days after reports surfaced that Holmberg had exchanged scores of text messages with a man jailed on child pornography charges. The chairman of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL called on Holmberg…

North Dakota state senator tests positive for COVID-19

Sen. Ray HolmbergGRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – A state senator from Grand Forks who is also one of three North Dakota presidential electors has tested positive for COVID-19. Sen. Ray Holmberg, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, says he tested positive this week. Holmberg is not hospitalized, and is recovering at home. Holmberg was also one of the three electors…