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The District

Our district encompasses the entire state of North Dakota, with a population of about 760,077 residents. The District is bordered on the west by Montana, on the east by Minnesota, and on the south by South Dakota. The northern border is shared with Canada. North Dakota has 53 counties spanning more than 70,665 square miles.

The District has 2 staffed offices and 2 unstaffed offices. Our main headquarters is located in Fargo, which is North Dakota's largest city, population: 127,422. There are 10 Assistant United States Attorneys and 24 support staff personnel in the main office.

A staffed branch office is located in Bismarck, which is the state capitol, population: 75, 858. There are 8 Assistant United States Attorneys and 10 support staff personnel in the branch office.

There are unstaffed branch offices in Grand Forks, population: 58,500 and Minot, population: 4,409 where hearings and trials are regularly scheduled.

North Dakota has 4 Indian reservations:  Spirit Lake, Fort Berthold, Standing Rock, and Turtle Mountain. Additionally, a portion of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Nation eclipses a small section of southeastern North Dakota.

Our staff is comprised of 52 highly trained and dedicated employees working in different areas such as civil law, criminal law, financial litigation, anti-terrorism, law enforcement coordination, victim-witness support, and administration.

The United States Attorney's Office is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the District of North Dakota, including all criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. We are privileged to work on behalf of our nation and the sacred ideal of justice.

Updated April 4, 2022