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Published December 03, 2010, 03:24 PM

Carlson named director of ND crime bureau

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A veteran North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent has been named the agency's new director.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A veteran North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent has been named the agency's new director.

Dallas Carlson will take over from Jerald Kemmet, who is retiring Dec. 31.

Carlson joined the bureau in 1989 after working as a Ramsey County sheriff's deputy and for the Devils Lake and Mandan police departments. The 53-year-old Carlson is a graduate of Warwick High School and Dickinson State University.

Carlson did drug investigations in the Dickinson area before moving to Williston and Minot as a special agent in the bureau's criminal division.

For the last 10 years Carlson has been a chief agent, supervising six district offices and 15 field agents.

Carlson was recommended by an interview committee made up of state and local law officers and prosecutors.

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