Indian Affairs Commission Executive Director Scott Davis placed on administrative leave

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FILE – In this June 18, 2014, file photo, North Dakota Indian Affairs Commissioner Scott Davis, right, speaks at North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D. Davis says the state’s tribes are “back to square one” after recent coronavirus outbreaks linked to July 4th events. The primary counties where the state’s five federally recognized tribes are located are all ranked in the top 20 for the number of virus cases per capita in the last two weeks. Davis says tribal leaders are taking the virus seriously and that he has warned the pandemic will probably last a long time. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack, File)

The North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission Executive Director Scott Davis was placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into allegations of misconduct.

No other details were released, and a press release from the Office of the Governor says none will be released during the investigation.

State Labor Commissioner Erica Thunder has been appointed to serve as interim Indian Affairs commissioner pending the outcome of the investigation.

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