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Senate Approves $15.2 Million for Bala

The lawsuit settlement was for $13.5 million

COURTESY: KFGOBISMARCK, N.D. The North Dakota Senate has approved $15.2 million to pay back the owner of a former Fargo horse betting business. Susan Bala was convicted of illegal betting but a federal appeals court overturned the conviction, and ordered the state to pay Bala back. The lawsuit settlement was for $13.5 million. With interest, that amounts to an estimated…

Devils Lake Man Gets Split Conviction on Restaurant Burglary, Fire

Michael Ott has been convicted of burglarizing Hardee's, but the jury found him not guilty of setting the restaurant on fire

  DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The Devils Lake man accused of burning down Hardee’s to cover up a burglary in 2015 is found not guilty…but not on all counts. Michael Ott has been convicted of burglarizing Hardee’s, but the jury found him not guilty of setting the restaurant on fire. The fire caused more than a million dollars in damage….

State Sen. Mathern Says ND Insurance Reserve Fund Won’t Pay Millions in Claim

Bala is now owed over $13 million in taxes collected by the state

COURTESY: KFGO  FARGO, N.D. — A state senator from Fargo says the North Dakota Insurance Reserve Fund will not pay a claim to Susan Bala. She is the founder of a former horse racing betting company in Fargo whose conviction for illegal gambling was overturned. Bala is now owed over $13 million in taxes collected by the state. State Sen….

Nearly 90 People Arrested in the Midwest in ICE Operation

The arrests happened over three days last week

  REGIONAL — Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement have arrested 86 people in five states in the Midwest. The arrests happened over three days last week. In all, 26 people were arrested in Minnesota, 4 in North Dakota, one in South Dakota, 32 in Nebraska and 23 in Iowa. ICE says 62 of those arrested, including 10 lawful permanent…

Judge: North Dakota Owes Former Owner of Fargo Horse Betting Business $13 Million

The former owner of a horse betting business is owed $13 million after her conviction for illegal gambling was overturned

COURTESY: KFGO  NORTH DAKOTA — Susan Bala has a big check coming to her from the state of North Dakota. The former owner of a horse betting business is owed $13 million after her conviction for illegal gambling was overturned. A federal bankruptcy judge ruled the state must refund Bala the money it collected for taxes. The founder of Racing…

Shaw Convicted of Murder for Second Time

Shaw was found guilty of murder and burglary after the jury deliberated for less than an hour

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — For the second time, a jury in Grand Forks has found Delvin Shaw guilty of the 2014 murder of Jose Lopez. Shaw was found guilty of murder and burglary after the jury deliberated for less than an hour. In 2015, a jury convicted Shaw of the crime but the state Supreme Court overturned the verdict…