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Family of man who died after arrest settles lawsuit

The defendants did not admit to any liability in the case.

Warren LindvoldVALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — The family of a man who died after being arrested by Valley City police in 2018 has reached a settlement in a civil lawsuit against the city, Barnes County and two police officers. City officials say the family of 72-year-old Warren Lindvold has settled the lawsuit for $325,000. The defendants did not admit to…

North Dakota’s request to dismiss road closure suit denied

BISMARCK, N.D.–A federal judge has denied North Dakota’s request to dismiss a lawsuit filed over the five-month closure of a section of highway during the large protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The federal lawsuit brought by members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a reservation priest in 2018 alleges that the closure of state Highway 1806 near…

Non-profit announces lawsuit to remove Measure 3 from November Ballot

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota non-profit Brighter Future Alliance is suing to remove Measure 3 from the November ballot. Measure 3 proposes amending North Dakota’s constitution to remove the state legislature’s control over redistricting and instead shift the responsibility to the North Dakota Ethics commission. It also would establish statewide ranked-choice voting, require paper record and audits for ballots, and…

3M files 18 lawsuits over alleged unlawful N95 mask sales

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP)–The leading manufacturer of N95 masks in the U.S. says it has investigated 4,000 reports of fraud, counterfeiting and price gouging in connection with the product and filed 18 lawsuits as a result. 3M, based in Maplewood, is among the largest global producers of the N95 mask, which has been approved by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational…

Pharmaceutical industry sues to block Minnesota insulin law

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)–The drug industry is suing to overturn a new Minnesota law that requires them to provide emergency and longer-term insulin supplies to diabetics who can’t afford them. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America filed a lawsuit in federal court in Minnesota late Tuesday, just hours before the law took effect. It’s asking the court to declare…

A lawsuit seeks to allow North Dakota home chefs to sell more products

State health department officials say they cannot comment on pending litigation.

NORTH DAKOTA – The Cottage Food Act took effect in 2017 and allows the sale of homemade food to a consumer for at-home consumption. With the new regulations passed by health department in January, home producers can only sell shelf stable foods, perishable baked goods and raw poultry. Danielle Mickelson is a farmer from Rolla, who joined the lawsuit so…

West Fargo Parents Sue after Daughter Sickened in Sisseton Pool

The lawsuit claims at least four other children were sickened as well.

SISSETON, S.D.–Two North Dakota parents are suing the City of Sisseton and others, claiming their young daughter got sick after swimming in the local pool and suffered permanent kidney damage. A federal lawsuit filed by Christopher and Katie Cameron of West Fargo says the 8-year-old girl was diagnosed with E.coli at the Sanford Fargo Medical Center a few days after…

City of Fargo Reaches Settlement With Fired Firefighter

Scot Kelsh sued the city for $1.8 million claiming discrimination and violation of confidentiality

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioners have awarded a former Fargo firefighter 63 thousand dollars to settle a discrimination lawsuit. Scot Kelsh sued the city for $1.8 million claiming discrimination and violation of confidentiality after he was diagnosed with a work-related disability. He was fired in 2016. Appeals to the City Commission and the City Civil Service Commission upheld his…

Minnesota Files Lawsuit Against Vaping Manufacturer Juul

It accuses Juul of deceptive trade practices, false advertising and violating consumer protection laws

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota is suing Juul Labs, the nation’s biggest producer of electronic cigarette products, for deceiving consumers and harming the state’s youth. “They will use their merchant of doubt playbook to tell us we’re bad parents,” said Minnesota’s Democratic Governor Tim Walz. “To tell us we have bad kids. To tell us that we should have known,…

School District Sued Over Treatment of Transgender Student

School officials have denied the allegations in the lawsuit.

BUFFALO, Minn.–A mother is suing a Minnesota school district, claiming it discriminated against her son because he’s transgender. The lawsuit filed in Wright County alleges Buffalo Community Middle School repeatedly isolated her son from his classmates, limited his access to a suitable restroom and removed him from physical education classes. Woods wanted to use the boys’ bathrooms and locker rooms…