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Grand Forks Herald: A tribute to Wayne Stenehjem, the ‘trivia king’ of North Dakota politicians

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A tribute to Wayne Stenehjem, the ‘trivia king’ of North Dakota politicians “Did You Know That” columnist Curt Eriksmoen reflects By Curt Eriksmoen February 19, 2022 06:00 AM FARGO — On Jan. 28, North Dakota lost a very valuable public servant who spent nearly half a century working to improve the lives of the citizens of […]

Joseph Heringing ’03 selected as new North Dakota land commissioner

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Bismarck investment manager selected as new North Dakota land commissioner Joseph Heringer, a Bismarck attorney and wealth manager, will succeed Jodi Smith, who announced her plans to leave the job in October. By Adam Willis February 17, 2022 06:06 PM BISMARCK — Members of a North Dakota government board voted Thursday, Feb. 17 to appoint a […]

How ND is combatting an attorney shortage in rural areas: Liz Fordahl ’21 is quoted

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How ND is combatting an attorney shortage in rural areas By Joel Crane Published: Feb. 9, 2022 at 6:59 PM CST BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) – There are about 1,700 licensed attorneys in North Dakota, but most of them practice in the state’s seven most populous counties. In response, the state is implanting a program to help […]

North Dakota attorney general’s death mourned by hundreds at Bismarck funeral

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Wayne Stenehjem’s unexpected death has captured the attention of the capital city in recent days. Friends and family eulogized him on Thursday as a figure whose long career in elected office, humor and physical stature loomed larger than life in North Dakota politics for years. The Grand Forks Herald By Adam Willis February 03, 2022 […]

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem ’77 dies unexpectedly

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Stenehjem’s office said in a statement Friday night that the longtime attorney general died after his admission to the hospital that morning. The Grand Forks Herald By Adam Willis, Patrick Springer, Barry Amundson January 28, 2022 01:31 PM BISMARCK — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem died Friday, Jan. 28, following his admission to a Bismarck hospital […]

Justice Daniel Crothers ’82 seeks final term

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North Dakota Supreme Court justice seeks final term JACK DURA Jan 17, 2022 North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Daniel Crothers will seek reelection for what he says would be a final term. Crothers, 65, told the Tribune that he is circulating petitions to be on the ballot. North Dakota’s judiciary is nonpartisan. Crothers said he has […]

Aaron Birst ’01 named next executive director for the North Dakota Association of Counties

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UND School of Law alumnus, Aaron Birst, named next executive director for the North Dakota Association of Counties The Jamestown Sun January 04, 2022 04:09 PM The North Dakota Association of Counties Board of Directors (NDACo) has selected Aaron Birst to serve as the next NDACo executive director. Birst will begin the role in May. […]

ND Attorney General, Wayne Stenehjem ’77 announces retirement

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Longtime North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announces retirement Wayne Stenehjem announced Friday, Dec. 17, that he will not seek reelection next year to the office he has held since 2001. Grand Forks Herald By Jeremy Turley December 17, 2021 11:31 AM BISMARCK — The longest-serving attorney general in North Dakota history will retire at the […]