DAMAGES

Fargo’s Elim Care & Rehab Center Working To Help Displaced Residents

Staff say it's still too early for them to know the full details of all the damages and the time it will take to get the building up and running.

FARGO, N.D. — Engulfing flames left a toll on the Elim Rehab Center in South Fargo, 115 residents were displaced after everything had settled. Staff say it’s still too early for them to know the full details of all the damages and the time it will take to get the building up and running. Workers at the center say it’s…

Cap On Damages In Fatal School Bus Crash Upheld

Crash In 2015 Killed Bus Driver And A Student near Larimore

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a $500,000 cap on damages in a fatal school bus crash near Larimore. The bus driver and a student died in the collision with a BNSF train in January 2015. Ten other students were hospitalized. Investigators determined the crash was the result of driver error. The parents of several students…

Menard Inc. Wants Injury Lawsuit Dismissed

A customer was hit by one of the boxes in 2014 and suffered injuries to her left arm and shoulder

  RAPID CITY, S.D. — Menard Inc. says it’s not liable in a lawsuit brought by a customer injured by a falling box at the Rapid City store. Donna Ferrigno says she suffered permanent injuries because Menard’s employees were negligently stocking shelves with a forklift and toppled several boxes into a toy aisle. She was hit by one of the…

NTSB Releases Details Behind 2015 BNSF Derailment in Heimdal

At least 30 people living in Heimdal were forced from their homes after the six-car derailment in May of 2015

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption HEIMDAL, N.D. — The NTSB has released what they think caused a 2015 train derailment that caused the evacuation of a small North Dakota town. Investigators say they found evidence of a broken wheel and…

Judge Rules in Malpractice Case Over Limits on Damages

The ruling came in a case involving 35-year-old Chenille Condon of Fort Yates who suffered a disabling stroke due to a botched surgery at a Bismarck hospital

  BISMARCK, ND — A state district judge has ruled that North Dakota’s law limiting damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional. The ruling came in a case involving 35-year-old Chenille Condon of Fort Yates who suffered a disabling stroke due to a botched surgery at a Bismarck hospital. A jury last April awarded Condon $3.5 million. South Central District…

Three More Native American Tribes Join Opioid Lawsuit

Allegations include deceptive marketing and fraud

  REGIONAL — Three more Native American tribes in the Dakotas are suing opioid manufacturers and distributors. The tribes allege that they concealed and minimized the addiction risk of prescription drugs. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate sued 24 opioid industry groups in federal court on Monday. The lawsuit follows more than 70…

Energy Transfer Partners, Environmental Publication Involved in $1 Billion Lawsuit

If it is a social movement, the lawsuit could be without merit

  NATIONAL — The Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has filed a lawsuit against an environmental publication for false and misleading information about the company. Attorneys for Energy Transfer Partners say the publication, Earth First, Greenpeace and BankTrack wrote damaging allegations about the pipeline company, interfered with construction and did this all through illegal acts. The root of…

Sauk Rapids Man, Who Once Baked His Cat, Facing Arson Charges

Facing charges of first degree arson after he is accused of pouring gasoline all over the interior of the Pure Pleasure Adult Bookstore in St. Cloud and lighting it on fire

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A Sauk Rapids man, who was arrested for baking his pet cat in 2014, is back behind bars. Cody Mann, 32, is facing charges of first degree arson after he is accused of pouring gasoline all over the interior of the Pure Pleasure Adult Bookstore in St. Cloud and lighting it on fire. Police say no…

Smoking to Blame for an Overnight Deck Fire in Fargo

Fire crews said not putting out cigarettes and cigars the right way is a leading cause of fires in Fargo

FARGO, ND — Fire crews said an overnight deck fire in far south Fargo was caused by smoking materials not put out correctly. The fire crept up the walls and got into the attic of a house at 6084 61st Avenue South in the Deer Creek area of Fargo. Crews said it caused about $12,000 in damage. Before fire crews…

Former Person of Interest in Wetterling Case Suing for Damages

He was publicly named as a person of interest in 2010 after his central Minnesota farm was searched by authorities

  STEARNS COUNTY — A Minnesota man who was wrongly named as a person of interest in the abduction of Jacob Wetterling is now suing. Dan Rassier and his mother, Rita, are seeking over $2 million in damages. He was publicly named as a person of interest in 2010 after his central Minnesota farm was searched by authorities. Rassier maintained…