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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Burleigh County Sheriff Pat Heinert says he won’t seek re-election in the fall.

Heinert has served nearly four decades in county law enforcement but says it’s time for him “to move on to new adventures.” He’s been juggling a second job as a state legislator since 2016.

Heinert has been the sheriff in North Dakota’s second-most populous county the past 12 years.