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Jamestown Democrat apologizes for calling Al Carlson a Nazi

BISMARCK - A North Dakota House member from Jamestown took some heat Wednesday for referring to Rep. Al Carlson of Fargo as a Nazi on Twitter.

Rep. Jessica Haak, a Democrat, was tweeting about the debate on funding private schools during the floor session Wednesday when she tweeted that Carlson, the Republican majority leader, instructed her not to tweet things happening on the floor.

She relayed his instruction in a tweet naming him and using the hashtag Nazi.

Haak deleted the tweet and issued an apology via Twitter: "The term I used in a previous post is often thrown around carelessly. I regret my error and apologize to Majority Leader Al Carlson."

Carlson said Haak's tweet violates the rules of conduct and was over the line.