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Judge will decide whether Mahoney can run for mayor again

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – The ongoing disagreement and uncertainty about whether Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney can seek another four-year term next year is headed to court. On a 3-2 vote, city commissioners agreed to have a judge interpret and rule on an ordinance to determine if Mahoney will be prevented from seeking re-election next June. The ordinance says a commissioner can…

North Dakota sues Biden over oil, gas lease suspension

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota has sued the Biden administration over its suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water. President Joe Biden shut down oil and gas lease sales from the nation’s public lands and waters in his first days in office, citing worries about climate change. The lawsuit claims the move is unlawful and…

Trump announces lawsuits against Facebook, Google, Twitter

WASHINGTON  – Former President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is filing suits against three of the country’s biggest tech companies: Facebook, Twitter and Google, as well as their CEOs. Trump said he was serving as lead plaintiff in the class-action suits, claiming he has been wrongfully censored by the companies. “We’re demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to…

Mayo Clinic sued in alleged snooping of nude patient photos

Mayo ClinicROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic faces lawsuits from three female patients who say a former surgery resident viewed nude photographs of them in their medical records. The lawsuits claim 28-year-old Ahmad Alsughayer had no reason to go into the patients’ files. Alsughayer allegedly viewed records of more than 1,600 patients. He was charged in April with one count of…

Dakota Access lawsuit dismissed, future challenges possible

BISMARCK, N.D. – A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe challenging the operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline. But U.S. District Judge James Boasberg on Tuesday outlined a path for a future legal challenge to an ongoing environmental review, should the tribe seek to make one. Boasberg indicated if the tribe plans to…

Minnesota court affirms approval of Line 3 oil pipeline

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed key approvals by state regulators of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project. A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 on Monday that the Public Utilities Commission correctly granted Enbridge the certificate of need and route permit that the Canadian-based company needs for the Minnesota segment. Enbridge wants to replace…

Lawsuit accuses law firm boss of firing pro-Trump employees

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Three former partners at a St. Cloud law firm are suing the firm’s president after he fired them and other employees he felt supported former President Donald Trump. William Kain, Margaret Henehan and Kelsey Quarberg are alleging wrongful termination. The three were partners at the Kain and Scott law firm. They allege the president, Wesley Scott,…

Young adults sue for right to carry guns in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS  – Three young adults have filed a federal lawsuit alleging Minnesota’s minimum age of 21 to carry a gun is unconstitutional. Kristin Worth, Austin Dye and Axel Anderson filed the action on Monday. Three gun groups — the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, Second Amendment Foundation and the Firearms Policy Coalition — joined them on the complaint. They argue that…

Sued by partner over sale, Taylor says T-wolves won’t move

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is expressing confidence the NBA team will remain in Minnesota under new ownership. One of his investors has sued Taylor in federal court, alleging breach of contract because of the sale. Taylor also owns the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx. Taylor recently finalized an agreement to sell the basketball clubs to e-commerce mogul Marc Lore…