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Fargo Police Department Says No Charges for Traffic Accident Involving U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley

Fargo Police Department Says No Charges for Traffic Accident Involving U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley

Last week a Facebook post by a woman who was involved in a traffic accident with U.S. Attorney (and former Republican Lt. Governor) Drew Wrigley got some attention from local media. The post accused Wrigley of leaving the scene of the accident, among other things. “You hit my car, Drew. You straight up fled the

U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley meets with The Forum editorial board Wednesday, May 29, Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Citizen Accuses U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley of Fleeing From Traffic Accident, but That Citizen Also Initially Refused to File a Police Report

A woman named Britney Berger has taken to social media to accuse U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley (who she says is Lt. Governor, though he hasn’t held that position in years) of causing a traffic accident and fleeing the scene. Here’s her post, complete with pictures: I reached out to the Fargo Police Department. Spokeswoman Jessica

Drew Wrigley, then North Dakota's lieutenant governor, meets with The Forum editorial board in 2016 in Fargo. Forum file photo

Plain Talk: New U.S. Attorney Says He’s Not Ready Yet to Talk About Lengthy Confirmation Process

It took 18 months for incoming U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley to be confirmed, and while many in the state attribute delays to behind-the-scenes political games, Wrigley says he’s focused on the job ahead for now. “I’m not prepared to do that today,” he said when asked to talk about the process. As for doing his

U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Cramer (R) debates Heidi Heitkamp (D) on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at North Dakota State University. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

It Sure Seems Like Senator Kevin Cramer Is Throwing Shade at His Predecessor Heidi Heitkamp Over Delaying Senate Confirmations

North Dakota got some good news on Senate nominations this week. Last month I wrote in a print column that North Dakota was just months away from having no full-time federal judges. This week we learned that Grand Forks attorney Peter Welte has been scheduled for a confirmation hearing this week. Also, North Dakota hasn’t

Print Column: North Dakota Is Just Months Away From Having No Full-Time Federal Judges

Minot, N.D. — This is an appropriate time, here in the middle of the longest government shutdown in American history, to talk about government dysfunction. Our political leaders can’t get their work done, and while the politicians and their surrogates are all busy throwing pies at one another over who is to blame for that,

Jerod Tufte

Former NDGOP Head, Recently Elected Supreme Court Justice Named as Possible Trump Judicial Appointees

This week President Donald Trump began the process of announcing appointments to more than 100 openings in the federal judicial system. The names of a few North Dakotans are being thrown around as potential appointees for the 8th Circuit. According to Above the Law, which has a pretty good track record on this stuff, attorney

ND Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Democrats Aiming Vindictive Politics at Wrigley and U.S. Attorney Appointment

President Barack Obama made a very poor choice when he appointed Timothy Purdon to be U.S. Attorney for North Dakota back during his first years in office. Purdon’s hyper-partisan background caused delays in his Senate appointment process (he was appointed directly from the Democratic National Committee) and shortly after taking office he announced prosecution of

Drew Wrigley photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Former Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley Being Promoted to Trump Administration for Second Appointment as U.S. Attorney

Drew Wrigley served as North Dakota’s U.S. Attorney under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009. He stepped down from that appointment during the Obama administration – though many at the time, including the Fargo Forum in a glowing editorial, urged President Obama to keep him on the job – and served as Lt. Governor under

U.S. Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the South Point Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada January 21, 2016. REUTERS / David Becker

Audio: Former U.S. Attorney Wrigley Says Complaints About Trump and Federal Prosecutors Are Partisan Politics

President Donald Trump has stoked controversy yet again, this time by asking for the resignation of dozens of Obama-appointed federal prosecutors. One former U.S. Attorney here in North Dakota, albeit one who didn’t stick around in his job long enough to be canned by Trump, has been crying foul. “I want to make it very

Gov. Jack Dalrymple speaks about the ongoing protest and especially the events of the past week in Bismarck and Mandan on Friday, Nov. 19, 2016. Behind him, from left, are Gen. Alan Dohrmann, Bismarck Police Chief Dan Donlin, Mandan Police Cchief Jason Ziegler, Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary, Mandan Mayor Tim Helbling, Morton County Commissioner Cody Schulz and Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley. TOM STROMME / BISMARCK TRIBUNE

Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley Rips #NoDAPL Protests in Fiery Interview

I had Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley on my radio show today to talk about the #NoDAPL protests, and he didn’t pull any punches. The full audio of the interview is below. I asked Wrigley about Governor Jack Dalrymple’s recent clarification of an evacuation order for illegal protest camps on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property.