Member of Belcourt School Board resigns

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BELCOURT, N.D. – A member of the Belcourt School Board resigned.

The board voted to accept Bruce Morin’s resignation Tuesday, according to school board records.

Morin’s resignation comes less than a month after Gov. Doug Burgum suspended two other members of the board, Jeremy Laducer and Doug Delorme, amid what the governor’s office said were credible reports of threats and demands made during a state-run audit of the board’s finances.

Morin’s departure leaves the current board with four remaining permanent members of the seven positions: Kurt Peltier, Eric Dionne, Wanda Laducer, and Teri LaFountain.

The board later appointed Francis “Fatti” Davis and Corey LaVallie to fill in for Laducer and Delorme during their suspensions.

The reason for Morin’s resignation is unclear. We’ve reached out to Morin via email for comment.

North Dakota century code dictates the board may appoint someone for the vacancy or call a special election. That person would serve until the next election. If the board does not appoint someone or schedule a special election within 60 days, the district superintendent must call a special election.