- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The Associated Press has named James Nord as its correspondent in Pierre, where he will lead the cooperative’s coverage of politics and state government in South Dakota.

The appointment was announced Thursday by Sioux Falls news editor Carson Walker and Upper Midwest news editor Doug Glass.

Nord, 25, is a native of Shorewood, Minn., and a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where he worked on the Minnesota Daily and interned at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He has spent the last 3½ years working as a political reporter at MinnPost and at Politics in Minnesota, where he reported closely on the launch and ensuing problems with the state’s health insurance exchange, among other issues.

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