Port: Former Democratic-NPL candidate for U.S. House is accused of child neglect


MINOT, N.D. — State authorities have accused Zach Raknerud and his wife, Heather Raknerud, of child neglect, though the couple is appealing the matter.

Zach Raknerud was the North Dakota Democratic-NPL candidate for U.S. House in 2020, taking on Republican incumbent Kelly Armstrong. His wife, Heather, was a teacher for the Minot Public School District.

The allegations came to light in public documents related to the termination of Heather Raknerud’s teaching contract with Minot Public Schools, which I obtained through an open records request.

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