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Jeremy Turley

Jeremy Turley is a Bismarck-based reporter for Forum News Service, which provides news coverage to publications owned by Forum Communications Company.

Since joining the news service in 2019, Turley has mostly covered state politics, the oil industry and the COVID-19 pandemic. He grew up in Highland Park, Ill., a northern suburb of Chicago, and graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia with a degree in journalism. Turley speaks English and Spanish. In his free time, Turley enjoys playing disc golf and taking pictures of prairie dogs.

Readers can reach Turley by email at, by phone at 847-770-7014 or on Twitter at @jeremyjturley.

The "bivalent" booster shot is approved for people 12 and older who have already received their first series of the COVID-19 vaccine. Recipients of the new booster must be at least two months out from their previous dose of the vaccine.
A group of six Sisseton and Wahpeton Sioux children were among the first students at Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Only three of them left the school alive.
The $1.22 billion pipeline will transport water from the Missouri River near Washburn, N.D., to the Sheyenne River, which meanders through the eastern part of the state and eventually flows into the Red River north of Fargo. Supporters say the project would help meet the supplemental water needs of nearly half of North Dakota’s population, including water consumers in Fargo and Grand Forks, but the pipeline’s completion is years away.
Rep. Luke Simons is the first lawmaker to be expelled from the Legislature since North Dakota became a state, according to legislative officials. The next steps are unclear, but it’s likely the local GOP district committee in Dickinson will appoint Simons’ successor. GOP District 36 Chairman John Enderle did not respond to requests for comment.
New Town Republican Rep. Terry Jones said Black Americans are "glad their ancestors were brought here as slaves" — a comment one Black social activist called extremely racist.
The state will shift from a high to moderate COVID-19 risk designation on Friday, Jan. 8. The move means establishments will be permitted to serve up to 65% of their normal occupancy.
With COVID-19 infection rates rising, some states have put in place mandatory quarantine periods and testing requirements for travelers deemed "high-risk." North Dakotans, South Dakotans and Minnesotans fall in this category for most states that have implemented restrictions due to the high degree of community spread in the upper Midwest.
Gov. Doug Burgum's Democratic-NPL challenger, Shelley Lenz, said he is misleading residents by refusing to acknowledge the growing severity of the outbreak.
The 11 state attorneys general who joined the cause say there are signs that the top four U.S. beef processors, which control about 80% of the market, are colluding to artificially raise prices. Due to antitrust laws, companies in any industry cannot work together to drive up prices.
A St. Louis County resident in their 80s represents the fifth death in county that encompasses Duluth. The number of positive tests more than doubled from any previous day reported.