August 10, 2017: North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgun on Friday, August 4, 2017, re-instated McKenzie County, N.D., Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger to the position of Sheriff, as recommended by Special Commisisoner Karen Klein. On Nov. 23, 2016, then-Gov. Jack Dalrymple placed Schwartzenberger on interim suspension upon the recommendation of Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem after the McKenzie County Commission voted in favor of a petition for removal. Klein found no substantiated ground for removal of Schwartzenberger and recommended he be returned to the elected office of Sheriff. Schwartzenberger’s reinstatement is effective immediately, as of Friday, August 4, 2017.