DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

ND settles with Justice Dept. over ADA complaint

The state was completely willing to comply with the investigation into the complaint

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Justice Department has reached a settlement over a lawsuit claiming North Dakota unnecessarily places people with disabilities in long-term care facilities. The agreement expands services to people with physical disabilities who live in, or at risk of, entering a nursing facility to give them the option to live at home. The state will provide more…

Cass County Sheriff’s Office receives grant for Officer Safety and Wellness Project

The Cass County Sheriff's Office is the only agency in North Dakota to receive a microgrant.

FARGO, N.D.–The Cass County Sheriff’s office has been awarded more than $94,000 from the Department of Justice. The grant will be used to fund the Cass County Officer Safety and Wellness Project. The DOJ Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is awarding microgrants to agencies across the United States as a way to develop local, state and tribal law enforcement…

U.S. Senators Join Forces To Call For Meat Price Fixing Investigation

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and ten other state attorneys general earlier called for an investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota leaders are continuing to push for an investigation into price fixing in the cattle industry. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska and 18 Senate colleagues, including North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer, are working together. They wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice requesting they investigate potential anti-competitive activities in the beef…

ND Sheriffs Meet with Trump Administration on Border Security

They joined 190 other Sheriffs from across the country to hear from key leaders.

Bismarck, ND – Nine North Dakota Sheriffs and two Sheriff’s deputies traveled to Washington D.C. last week for a two-day border security and safe communities conference. They joined 190 other Sheriffs from across the country to hear from key leaders from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Border Patrol and Immigration Customs and Enforcement. Administration leaders provided the…

Mueller Report Summary Released To Congress

Special Counsel did not find that Trump's campaign or anyone associated with it conspired with Russia.

CNN– Special counsel did not have sufficient evidence to prosecute obstruction, but does not exonerate Trump Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein decided the evidence was “not sufficient” to support a prosecution of the President for obstruction of justice. “While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,”…

Vigil Tonight For Missing Wisconsin Teenager

A ``Gathering of Hope`` will take place Monday evening at Riverview Middle School in Barron for Jayme Closs, who hasn't been seen since Oct. 15 .

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ A small, rural community in western Wisconsin is planning a vigil for a missing 13_year_old girl whose parents were found shot to death in their home. A “Gathering of Hope“ will take place Monday evening at Riverview Middle School in Barron for Jayme Closs, who hasn’t been seen since Oct. 15 . Deputies responding to a…

AMBER Alert Legislation Would Expand System To Native American Reservations

Bill Was Introduced By Republican Senator John McCain and Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House of Representatives has passed a bill to expand the AMBER Alert child abduction warning system to Native American reservations. The legislation would clarify that Indian tribes are eligible for Department of Justice grants that help assemble AMBER Alert systems for law enforcement agencies. The amended bill now moves back to the Senate for final passage….

Wells Fargo Admits 450 More Cases of Illegal Repossession of Service Members’ Vehicles

This brings the total number of cases to more than 860

  NATIONAL — Wells Fargo is coming forward and confessing they have uncovered at least 450 more cases in which the company illegally repossessed the vehicles of U.S. service members. This brings the total number of cases to more than 860. Bank officials say they will pay $5.4 million for the repossessions, repair the service members’ credit, pay each member…

North Dakota Awarded $10 Million for DAPL Protest Costs

The state has already paid out over $28 million dollars to outside agencies who helped during the protests

BISMARCK, ND — The U.S. Department of Justice is awarding the state of North Dakota $10 million to help with the costs of the Dakota Access pipeline protests. The state has already paid out over $28 million dollars to outside agencies who helped during the protests. Gov. Burgum has requested at least $38 million in federal disaster aid for the…