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Violent DAPL Protest Still Being Investigated Four Years Later

MORTON CO., N.D. — A violent protest four years ago between Dakota Access Pipeline protesters and law enforcement is still being investigated. One protester has recently been jailed for refusing to provide grand jury testimony. No one has been criminally charged in the November 2016 clash, which severely injured 21-year-old Sophia Wilansky of New York City. She has sued law…

Williston dog owners file civil suit to end pit bull ban

WILLISTON, N.D. – A dozen people identifying themselves as pit bull owners have filed a federal lawsuit demanding that the city of Williston end its nearly 24-year-old ban on the dogs. The city’s ordinance, which went to effect in March of 1987, prohibits anyone from owning or keeping a pit bull in the city limits. It bars four specific breeds…

Judge orders company to take 3M’s trademarks off N95 masks

MINNEAPOLIS – A federal judge has ordered a Florida company accused of selling counterfeit N95 face masks with 3M’s name on them to stop using the Minnesota company’s trademarks and representing itself as a distributor or authorized retailer for 3M. 3M sued Nationwide Source Inc. in late December. The complaint accused the company of selling more than 10,000 of the…

Judge dismisses latest DAPL protest lawsuit

BISMARCK, N.D. – A federal judge in North Dakota has thrown out another lawsuit alleging officers used excessive force during the Dakota Access Pipeline protest in 2017. The lawsuit by Eric Poemoceah is the second such lawsuit to be dismissed in recent weeks. The complaint, filed last April, said the Oklahoma man was tackled while running from law enforcement and…

Attorney general looks to stop Winnebago New Year’s Eve bash

WINNEBAGO, Minn. – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says he wants to shut down a planned New Year’s Eve party in Winnebago he because it violates Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order on activities that could spread COVID-19. Ellison said in a release that the Carlson Event Center in the southeastern Minnesota town advertises the event as a “big new year’s…

Judge dismisses DAPL lawsuit that claimed excessive force

BISMARCK, N.D. – A federal judge has thrown out the lawsuit of an Arizona man who claimed North Dakota law enforcement officers injured him and violated his civil rights during the Dakota Access pipeline protests. U.S. District Judge Daniel Traynor ruled that 24-year-old Marcus Mitchell placed himself where he knew less-than-lethal weapons were being used and failed to show that…

North Dakota joins multistate lawsuit against Google

DALLAS – North Dakota is one of 10 states involved in a lawsuit being led by Texas against Google.  Details of the lawsuit were outlined Wednesday by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The complaint says Google is being sued for “anti-competitive conduct” in the online advertising industry. Paxton says Google is using its “monopolistic power” to control the pricing on…

Feds settle ADA complaint with State of North Dakota

FARGO (KVRR) – The Justice Department says a settlement has been reached over a lawsuit that claims North Dakota unnecessarily places people with disabilities in nursing facilities. Under the agreement, North Dakota will expand services to residents with physical disabilities who live in, or are at risk of entering a nursing facility, to allow them to live in their homes….

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…