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Wrigley approved for 2nd stint as North Dakota’s US attorney

April 11, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former U.S attorney and lieutenant governor Drew Wrigley will once again serve as the state’s top federal prosecutor.

Republican Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer announced Thursday that the Senate has confirmed Wrigley for the job. Wrigley will take over for Chris Myers, who removed himself from consideration.

Wrigley has been working as a senior management adviser for Sanford Health. He was U.S. attorney from 2001 to 2009. He was lieutenant governor from 2010 to 2016.

Wrigley’s most high-profile case as U.S. attorney was the conviction of Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., who was sentenced to death for killing University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin (SHUH’-deen). Rodriguez remains on death row in Indiana.

Wrigley is an alumnus of the University of North Dakota and the American University law school in Washington.

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