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Rolette County sheriff removed from office

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The sheriff of Rolette County, N.D., has been removed from office pending a hearing to ad-dress a laundry list of charges filed by Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.


Richard Turcotte is accused of "misconduct, malfeasance, neglect of duty in office or gross incompetence," according to Stenehjem's complaint.

The state only needs to prove one of those charges for Turcotte to be ousted, Stenehjem said Tuesday. "But I think we probably could prove all of them."

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