Republicans Waiting To See What Expelled House Member Does Next

DICKINSON, N.D. — Republican leaders in southwestern North Dakota say they are waiting to see whether an expelled lawmaker from their district will sue before they appoint a replacement. The North Dakota House last week voted to remove Republican Rep. Luke Simons of Dickinson. Simons was accused of sexual harassment allegations they said stretched back to soon after he took…

Second Half Of North Dakota Legislative Session Begins

BISMARCK, N.D. — State lawmakers are back in Bismarck for the second half of the legislative session. North Dakota Public Radio’s Dave Thompson says the biggest item facing lawmakers is the multi-million dollar bonding bill, much of that for the FM Diversion Project. “As it stands right now, it’s $680 million for bonding, with virtually all of the money going…

Update: Documents accuse North Dakota lawmaker of offensive behavior

BISMARCK, N.D. – Lawyers for the North Dakota Legislature have documented allegations of sexual harassment and threats against them and others by a Republican lawmaker and have forwarded a file to legislative leaders for potential action that may lead to possible censure or expulsion. Redacted documents outlining an alleged pattern of sexually aggressive, lewd, and threatening behavior by Dickinson Rep….