WAYNE STENEHJEM

Drew Wrigley Announces Bid For ND Attorney General

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — The former U.S. Attorney for North Dakota jumps back into politics. Drew Wrigley is seeking the Republican nomination for North Dakota Attorney General. “I’ve established a proven record of Conservative, accountable, law-and-order leadership. And that’s a record on which I stand today as I announce my candidacy for North Dakota Attorney General.” His announcement comes two…

Former US Attorney Drew Wrigley intends to run for North Dakota Attorney General

Drew Wrigley tells KVRR that he plans to file paperwork for his candidacy.

FARGO (KVRR) – Former U.S. attorney Drew Wrigley plans to run for North Dakota attorney general. Drew Wrigley tells KVRR that he plans to file paperwork for his candidacy. Wrigley, 56, makes his announcement two weeks after current AG Wayne Stenehjem said he won’t run for reelection next year. Stenehjem has been Attorney General since 2001. East Central District Court…

Wrigley giving ‘serious consideration’ to attorney general race

Drew WrigleyFARGO (KVRR) – Former North Dakota U.S. Attorney and former Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley says he is seriously considering seeking the Republican nomination for North Dakota Attorney General. Wrigley made the remarks Friday after longtime Republican Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced he would retire at the end of his current term, which expires in 2022. “I’ve given this a…

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem to retire in 2022

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne StenehjemBISMARCK (KVRR) – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced Friday that he will not run for reelection in 2022. The 68-year-old Stenehjem is North Dakota’s longest-serving attorney general.  He was first elected in 2000. Stenehjem also served in the North Dakota Legislature for 24 years, including four years in the House and 20 years…

North Dakota joins lawsuit against Biden vaccine mandate for Medicare, Medicaid workers

Gov. Doug Burgum, Attorney General Wayne StenehjemBISMARCK, ND (KVRR) – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Wednesday that North Dakota has joined a lawsuit that challenges a vaccine mandate for healthcare workers employed by companies that receive Medicare and Medicaid funds. According to the lawsuit, the CMS vaccine mandate “imposes an unprecedented federal vaccine mandate on nearly every full- or part-time employee,…

Stenehjem: North Dakota colleges should avoid giving money to abortion providers

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says state colleges should comply with legislation that forbids a school from funneling grant money to a person or organization that promotes or performs abortions. Stenehjem’s opinion came after an inquiry from North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott, who asked if the legislation was constitutional. Stenehjem says it is not…

ND sues Biden administration over vaccine mandate for federal contractors

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne StenehjemBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota joins nine other states suing the Biden administration’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate on federal contractors. All states taking part in the suit have Republican governors. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he’s pro vaccine, but is opposed to federal overreach. The lawsuit says the mandate violates the tenth amendment…

North Dakota can claim DAPL policing costs as damages

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota can continue to pursue reimbursement from the federal government of the millions of dollars spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Daniel Traynor denied the federal government’s motion to rule in its favor regarding North Dakota’s attempt to recover more than $38 million relating to the…

Stenehjem: No cost for North Dakota to join Trump election lawsuit

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne StenehjemBISMARCK, N.D.  – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says there will be no cost for North Dakota to join a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the outcome of the presidential election. North Dakota and 16 other states won by President Donald Trump in November joined Texas in urging the court to take on the lawsuit that…

Attorney general says Burgum has no authority to fill dead candidate’s seat

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne StenehjemBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota’s attorney general says Gov. Doug Burgum has no authority to appoint a coal company executive to fill a state House seat won by a Republican candidate who died before the election. Burgum announced that he was appointing BNI Energy President Wade Boeshans to the seat won Tuesday by David…