STATE SEN. RAY HOLMBERG

Resigning North Dakota senator led lawmakers in travel costs

State Sen. Ray HolmbergBISMARCK, N.D. – A North Dakota state senator who is resigning following a report about text messages he exchanged with an inmate ran up travel expenses the past decade that are more than 14 times what lawmakers bill state taxpayers on average. Travel records reviewed by The Associated Press show Republican Ray Holmberg has made taxpayer-funded trips…

Burgum monitoring ‘situation’ involving state senator’s texts with inmate

State Sen. Ray HolmbergBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum says he supports State Sen. Ray Holmberg’s decision to step down from his leadership role, just days after reports that said Holmberg exchanged scores of text messages with Nicholas Derosier, who is jailed and facing federal child pornography charges. Holmberg resigned Wednesday as head of a powerful panel that oversees…