The District 12 Republican Executive Committee has appointed Mitch Ostlie to serve the remainder of the Jamestown Rep. Jim Grueneich's term in the North Dakota House of Representatives.

Grueneich resigned from the Legislature effective Feb. 11. He had announced earlier that he was relocating with his family outside of District 12.

The House and Senate seats for District 12 will be on the ballot in the upcoming election cycle. Ostlie would serve through the end of the year if not elected to the post in November.

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