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Border Patrol Office That Protects North Dakota, Minnesota Gets New Leader

Grand forks sectorBy Steve Neavling

A Border Patrol sector that covers North Dakota and Minnesota has a new leader.

Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke has been named as the new chief of the Grand Forks sector in North Dakota, the Associated Press reports. 

Heitke takes over on Wednesday, replacing Austin Skero, who was transferred to Virginia as part of a promotion.

The sector has 200 agents covering 861 miles of border in North Dakota and Minnesota.

Editorial: North Dakota Paper Criticizes Obama For Not Nominating U.S. Atty in N.D. and Other States

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The Grand Forks Herald
Editorial Page
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Sure, the economy and health care reform hurt Martha Coakley in Massachusetts. But in her Senate campaign’s crucial last week, the Democratic candidate made a bad situation worse. Coakley angered Catholics, Red Sox fans and independent voters with her slips of the tongue; and after you’ve turned off those three groups in Massachusetts, you don’t have many people left.

The Obama administration’s “unforced errors” aren’t as bad as Coakley’s. But here’s one such error that the administration could and should correct:

The administration should nominate a U.S. attorney for North Dakota. For that matter, it should speed up a process that now is lagging badly and nominate more U.S. attorneys in other states.

“President Barack Obama enters his second year in office having filled only a third of the 93 top federal prosecutor spots in the nation,” the Houston Chronicle reported last week.

“The Obama administration is well behind where presidents Bush and Bill Clinton were at this point.”

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