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Districts Redrawn in Western North Dakota

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Adding 2 more judges isn't the only change in Northwest North Dakota. Yesterday the state supreme court created new districts in the western part of the state.

 

     For the past 50 years the Northwest District consisted of Divide, Williams, McKenzie, Burke, Mountrail, and Ward counties.

     When it came time for judges to run for their seat, Judge Nelson says Ward County was the deciding factor because of the size of Minot.

     There weren't enough district judges in Divide, Williams, and McKenzie counties for them to have their own district.

     However, with the addition of two new judges the state Supreme Court changed district lines. 

 

 

"They simply divided Northwest district into two new districts. We are now the Northwest district. It's only divide, which is Crosby, Williams, which is Williston, and Watford, which is McKenzie County. We are our own election district now," said District Judge David W. Nelson.

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