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FM Diversion Gets $750 Million in Federal Funding, Injunction Lift Pending

The next step is for a Minnesota judge to lift a temporary injunction that was put on the project

FARGO, N.D. — State and local leaders sign a partnership securing 750 million dollars for the F–M Diversion. The goal of the agreement is to get the project done in six to eight years. “It’s not if we’re going to flood. We are going to flood. Let’s get that permanent protection in place to protect lives and property and over time…

Governor Burgum Appoints Van de Streek To East Central Judicial District judgeship

The District covers Cass, Traill and Steele Counties in North Dakota

FARGO, ND — Assistant Cass County State’s Attorney Tristan Van de Streek is now a judge. Gov. Doug Burgum named Van de Streek to the East Central Judicial District which covers Cass, Traill and Steele Counties. He’s been a county prosecutor since 2007 and also worked as an assistant city attorney in both Fargo and Minot. Van de Streek was one…

Sen. Heitkamp Will Vote No on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

Judge Brett Kavanaugh & Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)WASHINGTON – North Dakota Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp announces she will vote no on confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. She says in a statement, “As I said after Judge Kavanaugh was nominated, and as I’ve continued to say throughout this process, I consider vetting nominees to serve on the U.S….

Rep. Kevin Cramer Praises Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

WASHINGTON – North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer believes Washington D.C. Appellate Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a great nominee for the Supreme Court. “He’s always leaned towards the state’s rights versus the overreach of the federal government. Particularly in environmental cases that involve the EPA. I think for North Dakota you could not do better than Judge Kavanaugh and that’s…

More tribal documents now allowed to cast a ballot in ND

Judge Daniel Hovland reversed his own temporary order

BISMARCK, ND – A federal judge has agreed to expand the proof of identity Native Americans can use for North Dakota elections. The decision reverses his temporary order that allowed voters without a state–approved ID to cast ballots by signing a legal document. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland’s ruling adds other tribal documents to the state’s list of valid forms…

Judge Ralph Erickson Invested Into Court of Appeals

He has served as a judge on both the federal and local levels

FARGO, N.D. — Judge Ralph Erickson is being invested into the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit. The ceremony at the Sanctuary Events Center included remarks from both North Dakota senators and the governor. Erickson was confirmed by the Senate Judiciary Committee last year, but this was a formal ceremony for those in his home state. He worked consistently…

Four Vacancies Open In Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District

Two Moorhead Judges And Two Others Are Retiring

Minnesota is looking for a few good judges to fill four vacancies in the Seventh Judicial District. Steven Cahill, Galen Vaa, Sally Ireland Robertson and Waldemar Senyk are all retiring. Cahill and Vaa’s seats are based in Moorhead. Robertson’s is in Wadena while Senyk’s seat is in Fergus Falls. The Commission on Judicial Selection has set an application deadline of…

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…

THE BIZ: H&M Apologizes for “Racist” Ad, Verizon Price Hike, Starbucks Lawsuit, American Girl’s GOTY is Out of this World

Starbucks could be saying "thanks a latte."

NATIONAL — American Girl has always known she is a star, but now you can say she’s out of this world. The 2018 American Girl of the Year is 11-year-old aspiring astronaut, Luciana Vega, who wants to be the first person to walk on Mars. American Girl has partnered with NASA and says the idea for Luciana came from a…

DAPL Protester Accused of Shooting at Law Enforcement Won’t Get Trial Delay

Fallis is pleading not guilty in the shooting

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — Red Fawn Fallis, the woman accused of shooting at law enforcement during the Dakota Access pipeline protests, will not have the opportunity to delay her upcoming trial. A U.S. District judge is also limiting what will be allowed in court during the trial. Parties will not be allowed to discuss treaty agreements, protest activities leading…