BISMARCK -- Gov. Doug Burgum appointed a Grand Forks judge to fill an impending vacancy on the North Dakota Supreme Court Wednesday, July 12. Burgum chose Jon Jensen, a judge in the Northeast Central Judicial District, to succeed Justice Carol Kapsner, who announced her resignation in April with three years left on her term. Her resignation is effective at the end of the month, marking more than 18 years on the court.
BISMARCK -- Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill into law allowing qualified people to carry a concealed firearm without a permit, his office announced late Thursday night. The Republican governor signed the so-called “constitutional carry” bill, which allows those who are not otherwise prevented from having a Class 2 concealed weapons permit and have had a state Department of Transportation-issued ID for a year to carry a concealed firearm.