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Published November 04, 2010, 10:13 AM

Wrigley named as ND's new Lt. Gov.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former North Dakota U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley has been named as the state's new lieutenant governor. Incumbent Lt. Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced the pick on Thursday.

Incumbent Lt. Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced the pick on Thursday.

The 45-year-old Wrigley served as North Dakota's chief federal prosecutor under the administration of former President George W. Bush. He's a native of Bismarck, and grew up in Fargo. Wrigley is a former Hoeven aide and director of the North Dakota Republican Party.

Dalrymple is expected to become governor next month. Hoeven has been elected to the U.S. Senate.

Hoeven says he plans to resign at midday Dec. 7, during the North Dakota Legislature's organizational session.

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