FEDERAL LAWSUIT

North Dakota merchants sue Federal Reserve over debit card fees

NEW YORK – Two trade groups representing businesses in North Dakota filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Federal Reserve, asking the agency to lower its 10-year-old cap on “swipe” fee banks charge to process debit card transactions. The lawsuit, filed by the North Dakota Retail Association and the North Dakota Petroleum Marketers Association in U.S. District Court, argues that the…

Federal lawsuit aims to end pit bull ban

"I think they're misconstrued that they're all going to bite and they're all aggressive and these city bans are only being breed specific on pit bulls."

WILLISTON, N.D. (KVRR) –People in Williston are filing a federal lawsuit against the city’s ban on pit bulls. The argument states the ban is stripping an owner’s equal protection rights. A city-wide ordinance that went into effect almost 34 years ago is being challenged by 12 people who identify themselves as pit bull owners. A few local shelters say they…

Judge dismisses defamation claim by DAPL protester

BISMARCK, N.D. – A federal judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit by a New York City woman who was severely injured in an explosion while protesting the Dakota Access pipeline four years ago. U.S. District Judge Daniel Traynor dismissed claims of defamation against law enforcement officials who made public statements blaming the woman for her own injury. Sophia Wilansky…

Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order In Fight Over Bar’s Mural

The Owners of Lonesome Dove In Mandan Filed A Federal Lawsuit On Monday

BISMARCK, ND — A judge has issued a temporary restraining order in the battle over a mural at Lonesome Dove bar in Mandan. The owners sued in federal court on Monday. The Mandan City Commission ordered the bar to remove the mural because the business doesn’t have a permit for the outdoor artwork. The judge’s order also prohibits the city from…

Former Becker County Inmate Sued Over Alleged Mistreatment

Kyle Rusness of Detroit Lakes filed a $3 million federal lawsuit against Becker County

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — A former Becker County jail inmate claims his civil rights were violated when he was denied medical attention for leukemia. An attorney for 35-year-old Kyle Rusness of Detroit Lakes filed a $3 million federal lawsuit against Becker County and eight employees, including Sheriff Todd Glander. The complaint says Rusness was “near death” when he was taken…