Plain Talk: Attorney General’s Office identifies rogue employee who deleted emails


North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley meets with The Forum editorial board Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

MINOT, N.D. — Last week, in response to an open record request filed by myself and others for emails, Attorney General Drew Wrigley announced that his office wouldn’t be able to satisfy those requests in full .

An employee, who was not a supervisor or attorney in his office and who had no authority to do so, ordered the deletion of former Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s email account. Stenehjem died earlier this year. Wrigley, who had already announced a campaign for the office, was appointed his replacement by Gov. Doug Burgum.

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