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Justice Gerald W. VandeWalle announces retirement

Categories: Alumni, Public

North Dakota Supreme Court Justice and alumnus Gerald W. VandeWalle, ’55,’58, epitomized what it means to be a leader in action long before UND coined the phrase to sum up the spirit of the University and its people. Justice VandeWalle has served the people of North Dakota with his legal knowledge and skills on the […]

UND Law students Raymond Johnson, Jackson Elmquist, and Edi Planincic gave a presentation during the 2022 North Dakota LGBTQ+ Summit

Categories: Students

The presentation focused on the LGBTQ+ Student Self-Advocacy Toolkit they developed for students experiencing discriminatory or bullying behavior in school. The students are joined in the photograph by law students Melissa McCabe and Lindsey Pouliot, as well as Professors Jennifer Cook and Julia Ernst, who also attended the conference in Mandan in October.

Judge Cruff ’94 to lead mental health initiative

Categories: Alumni, Public

District Court Judge Brad Cruff, who is chambered in Wahpeton, was one of 15 judges in the United States chosen to participate in the Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative. The Leadership Initiative pairs a trial court judge with a psychiatrist from the same state and provides them intensive training on how to effectively deal with […]

Labor commissioner, Erica Thunder ’14, takes job with North Dakota prison system

Categories: Alumni, Public

Erica Thunder’s new position marks the first time the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has had a director of diversity and cultural competency. The Grand Forks Herald BISMARCK — North Dakota Labor Commissioner Erica Thunder has resigned from her role to accept a new position as director of diversity and cultural competency at […]

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

Categories: Alumni, Public

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

Categories: Alumni, Public

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

Categories: Alumni, Public

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

Categories: Alumni, Public

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 […]