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

Trump re-nominates Wrigley to serve as U.S. attorney for North Dakota

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has renewed his nomination of Drew Wrigley to again serve as the U.S. attorney for North Dakota.

"We welcome the president's re-nomination of Drew now that the new Congress has convened," Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said in a statement on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Hoeven said Wrigley, who served as lieutenant governor from 2010 to 2016, "brings a depth of experience that will promote public safety in our state and help ensure offenders are brought to justice."

Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., also issued a statement in support of Wrigley. "Drew is an outstanding nominee with a wealth of experience, and I urge my colleagues to act quickly in order to make up for the failures of the 115th Congress,” Cramer said.

Wrigley was U.S. attorney for North Dakota from 2001 to 2009, and earlier was an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia from 1993 to 1998. Chris Myers is the current U.S. attorney for North Dakota.

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