Man’s sexual assault claim surfaces amid scrutiny of North Dakota lawmaker


MINOT, N.D. — A 2020 Twitter thread about an alleged sexual assault has risen to the surface as a North Dakota lawmaker faces growing scrutiny.

Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, announced on Wednesday, April 20, that he was resigning as chairman of the Legislative Management committee .

That announcement came in the wake of a story by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead that Holmberg had been exchanging texts with a man jailed on child pornography charges .

Holmberg, 78, had previously announced that he was retiring this year after a record-setting 44-year tenure in the North Dakota Legislature.

When contacted by Forum News Service earlier this week, Holmberg declined to comment and directed all inquiries to his new attorney, Mark Friese of the Vogel Law Firm in Fargo.

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