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Tribe Sues North Dakota Over Voter ID Requirements

The lawsuit seeks to have the street address requirement ruled unconstitutional.

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Spirit Lake Sioux tribe is suing North Dakota over voting requirements. To cast a ballot, voters need identification with a provable street address , something that’s hard to come by on reservations. The state maintains everyone has a street address via the statewide 911 system, but the lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Native American Rights Fund and…

Former Moorhead City Council Member Sues Over Polling Site Changes

Mark Altenburg claims the city violated state law

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A lawsuit filed against the City of Moorhead claims it violated state law when changes were made to election day polling locations. The complaint was filed by former Moorhead City Council member Mark Altenburg. He is asking a judge to order the city to publish the list of polling sites that were used before the changes were made…

Owner Of The Bison Turf Sues City of Fargo Over Condemned Property

Pete Sabo says his rights were violated

FARGO, N.D. — The owner of “The Bison Turf” is suing the city of Fargo over a condemned rental property. Pete Sabo says his rights were violated. He is seeking damages of at least $156,000, attorney’s fees, and return of the house at 427 15th Avenue South. City inspectors declared the two story rental property dangerous because of numerous building code…

Fargo Media Company Sues Over Carson Wentz Photos

Forum Communications is suing Purple Toad Publishing of Indiana

FARGO, N.D. — Some photos featuring Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and former NDSU football standout Carson Wentz are at the center of a copyright infringement battle in federal court. Forum Communications of Fargo, parent company of The Forum and WDAY television and radio, is suing Purple Toad Publishing of Indiana. The company alleges Purple Toad published two photos of Wentz without…

North Dakota Joins Lawsuit Against Drug Maker Purdue Pharma

Six States Blame Company For Role In Overdose Deaths

North Dakota and five other states are filing a lawsuit against a drug maker for overdose deaths. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says Purdue Pharma “misrepresented and trivialized” the risk of addiction from prolonged opioid use. He says the company promoted the drugs through a “pervasive and deceptive marketing campaign.” Similar lawsuits are being filed in Nevada, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee…

Court Dismisses Lawsuits Brought Against Cass County Jail By Four Inmates

Jail officials say they respect the religious rights of all inmates

    FARGO, N.D. — Lawsuits filed by four inmates of the Cass County Jail, demanding hundreds of millions of dollars, have been dismissed in District Court. In the first case filed in 2016, three inmates had accused several staff members of intentionally and secretly serving pork after they had notified the jail of religious restrictions. The jail had actually…

Fargo Company Is Sued By The State

The lawsuit, filed in district court in Fargo, accuses Rosene of 43 violations of consumer protection laws.

Fargo, N.D. (KFGO) – The state has sued a former Fargo home remodeling contractor for not starting or completing the projects of 10 customers. Tim Rosene suddenly closed Studs to Rugs last fall. The lawsuit, filed in district court in Fargo, accuses Rosene of 43 violations of consumer protection laws. The claims total nearly $300,000. Rosene refused to work toward…

Woman Rescued From Collapsed Building Files Lawsuit

Accuses Hultgren Construction And Legacy Developments of Ignoring Warning Signs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A woman who survived the collapse of a building in Sioux Falls is suing its developer and construction company. In December 2016, Emily Fodness was sleeping in an apartment when Hultgren Construction removed a load-bearing wall and the building collapsed. Fodness and her parents allege that Hultgren ignored warning signs that the structure was failing. They…

Planned Parenthood Being Sued Over “Here For Good” Trademark

Minnesota-Based Wilder Foundation Has Filed A Federal Lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota is being sued for trademark infringement. The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation says Planned Parenthood is using its “Here for good” trademark without permission. In a federal lawsuit, the Minnesota-based Wilder Foundation says it’s made “repeated good faith efforts” to reach a solution without going to court. The group…

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…