U.S. Attorney for North Dakota confirmed

Photo by: Schneider Law Firm / Jordyn Haider
Photo by: Schneider Law Firm / Jordyn Haider

(Fargo, ND) -- The U.S. Senate is moving forward with the appointment of the U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota.

Former North Dakota Senate Minority leader McLain "Mac" Schneider's appointment to the post was confirmed Wednesday.

“We welcome Mac Schneider to his new role as U.S. Attorney and wish him the best as he takes on this important job for the people of North Dakota,” said U.S. Senator John Hoeven in a statement released to WDAY Radio. “We will continue working to ensure our law enforcement, including federal officers, have the resources they need to uphold our laws and keep our communities safe, while supporting efforts to protect the rights of our state and its citizens.”

Schneider was recommended for the position in March 2021 by several current and former state lawmakers.

“I’ve known Mac for many years, and am grateful to continue to see him serve the people of North Dakota," said current North Dakota Senate Minority Leader Kathy Hogan in response to the confirmation. "I know his father would be so proud of this moment.”

Schneider will now hold the title that former U.S. Attorney and current North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley held on two seperate occasions.