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Jeremy Turley

Jeremy Turley is a Bismarck-based reporter for Forum News Service, which provides news coverage to publications owned by Forum Communications Company.

Since joining the news service in 2019, Turley has mostly covered state politics, the oil industry and the COVID-19 pandemic. He grew up in Highland Park, Ill., a northern suburb of Chicago, and graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia with a degree in journalism. Turley speaks English and Spanish. In his free time, Turley enjoys playing disc golf and taking pictures of prairie dogs.

Readers can reach Turley by email at, by phone at 847-770-7014 or on Twitter at @jeremyjturley.

The "bivalent" booster shot is approved for people 12 and older who have already received their first series of the COVID-19 vaccine. Recipients of the new booster must be at least two months out from their previous dose of the vaccine.
A group of six Sisseton and Wahpeton Sioux children were among the first students at Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Only three of them left the school alive.
“It is remarkable how much damage the virus already managed to impose on his lungs,” Dr. Maria Marchenko said. At two different points, she recalled, the team nearly lost the baby because of falling oxygen levels in his blood. “He was very, very sick.”
The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education could issue a mask requirement for North Dakota’s 11 public colleges and universities, however the board left decisions on masks last year to officials at each institution, and a localized approach is the most likely outcome this time around, university system spokeswoman Billie Jo Lorius said.
Democratic California Attorney General Rob Bonta said a bill passed in North Dakota allows for discrimination against LGBT college students, but supporters of the legislation say it aims to expand free speech on campus and clearly doesn't target students of any particular viewpoint or orientation.
The state has confirmed one case of the Delta COVID-19 strain so far, and the person was not hospitalized.
Gov. Doug Burgum and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced on Tuesday, April 20, that North Dakota will provide vaccines to as many as 4,000 Canadian truck drivers who regularly cross the border on their routes.
A group of Chinese "threat actors" known as Hafnium had access to data in email servers belonging to cities, counties and school districts, but the department is still investigating whether the hackers took the data or caused any harm, according to a state official.
Rep. Luke Simons is the first lawmaker to be expelled from the Legislature since North Dakota became a state, according to legislative officials. The next steps are unclear, but it’s likely the local GOP district committee in Dickinson will appoint Simons’ successor. GOP District 36 Chairman John Enderle did not respond to requests for comment.
House Majority Leader Chet Pollert said a plan for deciding how to sort out the embattled lawmaker's case hasn't yet materialized, but booting Simons from the chamber is on the table.