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Published June 07, 2012, 10:55 AM

ND prosecutor who quit runs for county commission

CAVALIER, N.D. (AP) — A former North Dakota county prosecutor who resigned just before a February hearing on whether to remove him from office is seeking a seat on the Pembina County Commission.

CAVALIER, N.D. (AP) — A former North Dakota county prosecutor who resigned just before a February hearing on whether to remove him from office is seeking a seat on the Pembina County Commission.

The Grand Forks Herald reports (http://bit.ly/K0EGV9 ) Stuart Askew is among five candidates vying in Tuesday's primary for two spots on November's general election ballot. Askew says the county needs a new direction after problems "culminating in the fiasco I went through."

The county commission last year levied a number of allegations against Askew, ranging from failure to perform duties to improper personal behavior. Gov. Jack Dalrymple appointed a retired district judge to hold a hearing in the case after the state crime bureau looked into it and the attorney general's office signed a complaint against Askew. He resigned before that hearing.

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Information from: Grand Forks Herald, http://www.grandforksherald.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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