In what could be a state record for the per-acre value of farmland, an 80-acre parcel in North Dakota’s Walsh County sold for $800,000, or a whopping $10,000 per acre, at public auction Thursday in Grand Forks.
Nord: 'My rights were violated'
A recall election for Sheriff of Walsh county Tuesday ended the same way as the general election in November. Incumbent Sheriff Lauren Wild won the special election with 1,758 votes.
People lined up at the Walsh County Courthouse Tuesday to cast their vote in the special election for sheriff.
The election was necessitated when Walsh County citizens submitted a recall petition against Sheriff Lauren Wild.
The Walsh County State's Attorney has decided that current sheriff Lauren Wild did not do anything wrong during last year's election campaign. Four people asked the State's Attorney to look at Sheriff Wild's campaign practices.
Former Deputy Ron Nord and former Chief Deputy Bob Thomas have turned in petitions to run for Walsh County Sheriff. That makes three candidates whose names will be on the ballot for the April 12th special election.
A longtime Walsh County sheriff's deputy who was fired after running for sheriff against his boss has filed a lawsuit in federal court. Sheriff Lauren Wild defeated Ron Nord by 64 to 36 percent in the November election.
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