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Judge Rejects Group’s Request to Add President Trump to DAPL Lawsuit

The prosecuting attorney is considering filing a separate lawsuit

  NATIONAL — A judge is not allowing President Trump to be one of the defendants in a lawsuit against the Dakota Access Pipeline. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg says the President would have to be sued under a separate lawsuit. The prosecuting attorney is considering this option. A group of Native Americans filing the lawsuit wants to add the…

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Standing Rock Chairman

The lawsuit claimed Archambault threatened pipeline workers and interfered with pipeline work

BISMARCK, ND — A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit from Dakota Access LLC against Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault, but it may not mean he is in the clear. The judge said the company failed to prove its claim that Archambault and four others caused more than $75,000 in damages for Dakota Access during the protests in…

Clay County Deputy Files Discrimination Lawsuit

Deputy Ryan Carey was fired in 2013 for alleged misconduct

  CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — A Clay County deputy has filed a discrimination lawsuit, claiming he’s been unfairly kept out of the running for a patrol assignment. Deputy Ryan Carey was fired in 2013 for alleged misconduct. After an arbitration hearing, Carey was given his job back. Clay County officials claim the issue damaged his credibility to testify in a…

Diocese of Crookston, Bishop Sued Over 46-Year-Old Abuse Allegations

Vasek got emotional while talking about a letter he was asked to sign saying the abuse never happened

CROOKSTON, Minn. — A man who says he was abused by a priest 46 years ago is suing Bishop Michael Hoeppner and the Diocese of Crookston. The lawsuit says Ronald Vasek was exploring whether to become a deacon in 2010 when he reported the abuse by Father Roger Grundhaus to Hoeppner. He says the bishop advised him not to tell…

Judge Makes Decision on New Trial for 1983 Medina Murders

The officers were trying to arrest Kahl's father, Gordon, for not paying his taxes

  MEDINA, ND — Yorie Kahl will not get a trial on a defamation lawsuit he filed against a news agency. Kahl and Scott Faul were convicted of murder in the 1983 deaths of two officers in Medina. The officers were trying to arrest Kahl’s father, Gordon, for not paying his taxes. Yorie Kahl alleged the Bureau of National Affairs…

Case Concerning Minnesota’s Sex Offender Treatment Program on Hold

Lawyers for the offenders have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court finding that the program is constitutional

  MINNESOTA — A federal judge has stayed further proceedings in a class-action lawsuit over Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program. Lawyers for the offenders have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court finding that the program is constitutional. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank declared the program “unconstitutional” in 2015 because only a handful of offenders had ever…

Senate Approves $15.2 Million for Bala

The lawsuit settlement was for $13.5 million

COURTESY: KFGOBISMARCK, N.D. The North Dakota Senate has approved $15.2 million to pay back the owner of a former Fargo horse betting business. Susan Bala was convicted of illegal betting but a federal appeals court overturned the conviction, and ordered the state to pay Bala back. The lawsuit settlement was for $13.5 million. With interest, that amounts to an estimated…

Former Person of Interest in Wetterling Case Suing for Damages

He was publicly named as a person of interest in 2010 after his central Minnesota farm was searched by authorities

  STEARNS COUNTY — A Minnesota man who was wrongly named as a person of interest in the abduction of Jacob Wetterling is now suing. Dan Rassier and his mother, Rita, are seeking over $2 million in damages. He was publicly named as a person of interest in 2010 after his central Minnesota farm was searched by authorities. Rassier maintained…

Have You Bought Arctic Glacier Ice? You Could Be Getting Reimbursed

The deadline to file a claim is May 17

  NATIONAL — If you bought ice between January 2001 and early March 2008, you may be in line for some money back. Arctic Glacier is one of several ice companies that have settled a national class action lawsuit that accused them of fixing the price of bags and blocks of ice. People in Minnesota and North Dakota who purchased…

Children of Late Bobby Vee Fighting Over Singer’s Estate

The children are claiming some are misusing the money from the estate

Two of Bobby Vee’s four children have filed a court petition claiming their siblings are misusing money from the late pop singer’s estate. Robby Velline and Jennifer Whittet Velline claim in the Stearns County District Court petition that their brothers, Tommy and Jeff Velline, have used money from the estate for their personal benefit. The brothers have filed a counter…