Recall election set for sheriff

Associated Press

GRAFTON, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota sheriff who fired the deputy who unsuccessfully challenged him in last November's election will face a recall vote.

Walsh County Auditor Sharon Kinsala tells The Grand Forks Herald she has verified that a citizen group's recall petitions have more valid signatures than the required 1,236. The election is set for April 12.

The recall effort started when Sheriff Lauren Wild fired longtime deputy Ron Nord the day after the Nov. 2 election. Wild says Nord spread lies about him during the campaign. Nord says he ran a clean campaign.