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Grand Forks Lawyer Nominated As U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota

Peter Welte is currently in private practice

GRAND FORKS, ND —┬áPresident Donald Trump has nominated former Grand Forks County State Attorney Peter Welte to serve as the U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota. In a statement, Senator John Hoeven said, “We appreciate his work over the years and look forward to advancing his nomination through the Senate.” Welte is currently in private practice, emphasizing in criminal…

City Commission Sticks to Original Decision Over Condemned South Fargo House

Last month, commissioners voted unanimously to order the demolition of the vacant house at 427 15th Avenue South

FARGO, N.D. — The fight over a condemned house that was supposed to be demolished in south Fargo isn’t over yet. But after tonight’s city commission meeting, the decision still stands. Last month, commissioners voted unanimously to order the demolition of the vacant house at 427 15th Avenue South. The property is owned by Bison Turf owner, Pete Sabo. The…

Two Sent to Jail Over DAPL Protests

The Water Protector Legal Collective calls the judge biased because similar cases tried by other judges have resulted in suspended jail sentences

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — A man and a woman are the first people to be sent to jail for protesting the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota. Alexander Simon, 27, a teacher in New Mexico who is originally from Fort Yates, was convicted of disorderly conduct and given 18 days in jail. Mary Redway, 64, of Providence, Rhode Island…

Minnesota Auto Mogul, Denny Hecker, Soon to be Released from Halfway House

Hecker had been in prison since October 2011 for bankruptcy fraud and wire fraud

MINNEAPOLIS — Disgraced former Twin Cities auto mogul Denny Hecker will soon be a free man. His lawyer confirmed Tuesday that Hecker has been released to a halfway house in Minneapolis and that he will be free to move on his own on Thursday. She said he “sounds upbeat and healthy and cheerful, really sounds invigorated.” Hecker had been in…

Understanding DACA and Why it Affects People in the Valley

More than 800,000 of them are about to be affected by President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program

FARGO, ND — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, affects more than 800,000 people in the United States. With President Trump’s announcement that he will rescind the program, people all over the country are reacting, including here in Fargo. They’re called DREAMERS. More than 800,000 of them are about to be affected by President Trump’s decision to end the…

Law Firm Volunteers Legal Services to Local Veterans

Guy is one of 69 attorneys at Fredrikson & Byron listed in the Peer Review publication Best Lawyers in America for 2018

FARGO, ND — The Fredrikson & Byron Law Firm gave back to veterans the best way they know how: by providing legal services. In partnership with the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, the law firm offered free services to any veteran needing a will, power of attorney, health care directives and much more. This is the fifth year the event…

Walmart Employees Intervene After Devils Lake Grandmother Scammed Out of $8,000

She was told to purchase gift cards and send them in the mail overnight, concealed in a magazine

  DEVILS LAKE, ND — Police in Devils Lake say an 84-year-old woman has lost $8,000 in the “grandparents” scam. The victim received a call from someone claiming that her granddaughter had been in a crash in Ohio and that drugs were found in the car. She was told to purchase gift cards and send them in the mail overnight,…

Mother of Andrew Sadek Speaks Out on New Law

"Andrew's Law", named for Andrew Sadek, will provide more protections for undercover drug informants by clarifying their rights

FARGO, N.D. — The mother of a college student whose body was found in the Red River three years ago says she’s generally pleased with the law in her son’s name. “Andrew’s Law”, named for Andrew Sadek, will provide more protections for undercover drug informants by clarifying their rights. It’ll also allow them to talk with a lawyer before agreeing…