No surprises as Burgum appoints Drew Wrigley as attorney general


MINOT, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum is not a conventional politician. He can surprise you.

But there were no surprises with his decision to pick former lieutenant governor, and two-stint U.S. attorney for the state of North Dakota, Drew Wrigley to replace Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

“I am deeply humbled by the faith that Gov. Burgum has placed in me, and I pledge to work tirelessly on behalf of the citizens of North Dakota,” Wrigley said in a statement released by Burgum’s office. “During my service, I will always be mindful of the outstanding work of my friend Wayne Stenehjem, and I will keep his memory near as we all navigate the path ahead.”

It has to be a bittersweet moment for Wrigley.

This is the job he wanted.

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