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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 jturley@forumcomm.com, 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.”
Burgum, who called the proposal a "blatant federal overreach," joined South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem in proclaiming on Twitter that his state will explore options for challenging the president's plan in court.
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.
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.
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.
New Town Republican Rep. Terry Jones said Black Americans are "glad their ancestors were brought here as slaves" — a comment one Black social activist called extremely racist.