By Sav Kelly
May 13, 2023 at 7:54 AM
GRAND FORKS — After years of advocating for North Dakota veterans, the Northeast Central Judicial District formally opened its veterans treatment court on Friday afternoon, May 12.
Presiding Judge Donald Hager, who is also a veteran, led the opening in the Grand Forks County Courthouse, where VTC will be held.
“It’s certainly been a long struggle,” Hager said. “... It's involved people from all across the state, not just Grand Forks.”
Lonnie Wangen, commissioner of veteran affairs in North Dakota, said the VTC has been on his bucket list since 2010.