ND Supreme Court rejects Dalrymple grand jury appeal

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal related to a petition effort calling for a grand jury to investigate allegations of bribery against Gov. Jack Dalrymple, but a similar petition is being readied for submission.

In a one-page order issued Thursday, the Supreme Court said the ruling by Southwest Judicial District Judge William Herauf to dismiss the case is not appealable.

Herauf ruled that Dunn County was not the appropriate venue for the petition. Herauf’s Nov. 21 ruling also said the petition did not have enough signatures from qualified Dunn County voters to meet the requirements of a citizen-initiated grand jury process.

Grand Forks Herald