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GRAND FORKS — The biggest challenge facing North Dakota, which boasts the nation’s best economy and fastest-growing population, is maintaining the state’s quality of life, two of the state’s former top legal officials — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley — told law enforcement officers attending the North Dakota Peace Officers Association conference Thursday in Grand Forks.


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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers regional news, mostly from northeast North Dakota, for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for more than 30 years. Find his articles at: He welcomes story ideas via email,, or by phone, (701) 780-1110.  
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