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Sysco accuses 4 largest beef processors of price fixing

OMAHA, Neb. – The nation’s largest food distributor has joined other businesses accusing the four largest meat processors of working together to inflate beef prices. Sysco recently filed a federal lawsuit in Texas accusing Tyson Foods, JBS, Cargill and National Beef of price fixing. The lawsuit said those companies have conspired to suppress the number of cattle slaughtered to help…

Lawsuit seeks to reinstate UND women’s hockey program

UND women’s hockey teamFARGO (KVRR) – Four women who recently graduated from North Dakota high schools have filed a class action lawsuit that seeks to reinstate the University of North Dakota women’s hockey program. The complaint was filed in federal court.  It comes three years after a judge dismissed a similar complaint by former UND Fighting Hawks players. The women…

Rapid City hotel owners sued by relative over media post

  In addition to blaming the mayor, police chief, sheriff, candidate for sheriff and the court system, a local hotel bans all Native Americans for a shooting a few days ago on hotel property. Neither the shooting or Grand Gateway’s response to it reflect our community values. pic.twitter.com/vA9oXND0qi — Steve Allender (@Mayor_Allender) March 21, 2022 RAPID CITY, S.D. – The…

North Dakota, federal officials sue over 2016 oil spill

BISMARCK, N.D. – The state of North Dakota and the federal government have filed a lawsuit over a large oil spill that contaminated the Little Missouri River and a tributary in 2016. The federal lawsuit filed this week against Belle Fourche Pipeline seeks civil penalties and nearly $100,000 in reimbursement for the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality’s efforts in…

Minnesota man among three Muslim Americans suing over religious questioning

LOS ANGELES – Three Muslim Americans have filed a lawsuit alleging that U.S. border officers questioned them about their religious beliefs in violation of their constitutional rights when they returned from international travel. The three men from Minnesota, Texas and Arizona sued Department of Homeland Security officials in federal court in Los Angeles. The suit was filed in California because…

Lawyers for Tribes on Suit Against North Dakota Over Political Boundaries

By: Jeannie Kopstein WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — Two Native American tribes are suing North Dakota over newly drawn political boundaries they argue illegally dilute votes from indigenous communities. North Dakota’s Turtle Mountain and Spirit Lake tribes filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court last month. It alleges that the map does not comply with section two of the Voting Rights…

Judge dismisses wrongful death lawsuit over road washout

BISMARCK, N.D. – A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe stemming from a road washout nearly three years ago that killed two people. Heavy rain in July 2019 washed away a section of roadway on the Standing Rock reservation. In the early morning before sunrise, two motorists…

BIA officer dismissed from wrongful death lawsuit

BISMARCK, N.D. – One of two Bureau of Indian Affairs officers has been dismissed from a federal wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a man who was fatally shot on the Standing Rock Reservation in 2017. A federal judge has signed an order dismissing Gary Sandland Jr. from the lawsuit filed by the family of George “Ryan” Gipp…

Journalists settle lawsuit over mistreatment while covering riots

MINNEAPOLIS – The state of Minnesota has agreed to pay $825,000 and change several policies to settle a lawsuit brought by journalists who say they were hurt or harassed while covering violent protests over the police killings of George Floyd and Daunte Wright. The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota and the state’s Department of Public Safety announced the settlement….