Legal

Minnesota Man’s Family Stuck in Refugee Camp Due to Travel Ban

Mohamed has about a dozen family members who were hoping to move to Minnesota from refugee camps in Kenya, but those plans have been put on hold indefinitely because of a new ruling by the nation's highest court. KMSP Fox 9 Reporter, Maury Glover, Reports.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A Minnesota man is speaking out after finding out that his family in Kenya will have to stay in refugee camps for the time being. This after, the Supreme Court allows the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by people of six mostly Muslim countries. “People are still seeking shelter…

Johnson and Johnson Wins Appeal in Talcum Powder Cancer Case

Her family claimed she got cancer from using the company's talcum powder

  NATIONAL — It’s a big win for Johnson and Johnson. The Missouri Court of Appeals rules the company will not have to pay out $72 million dollars in damages to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer. The court says the state was not the proper jurisdiction for the lawsuit because the 62-year-old woman was from…

Discussion Request Rejected Over ND Board of Higher Education Chancellor Mark Hagerott

Hagerott's request came on the heels of his decision to fire vice chancellor Lisa Feldner

BISMARCK, ND — The state Board of Higher Education has rejected a request for a special meeting to discuss the contract of Chancellor Mark Hagerott. Board member Mike Ness said that he wanted to talk about Hagerott and possible legal action that could be related to the events of the last couple of weeks.” Hagerott earlier this week asked for…

Mediation Sessions Continue in Minnesota to Avoid Government Shutdown

Governor Dayton says he wants to rework costly tax breaks and other measures but Republicans sued, calling it unconstitutional

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mediation sessions between Gov. Dayton and top Republican lawmakers are underway. The Minnesota Supreme Court directed Dayton and legislative leaders to work out a months-long legal battle over Dayton’s decision to veto the Legislature’s operating budget. He says he wants to rework costly tax breaks and other measures but Republicans sued, calling it unconstitutional. The…

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…

Northern Cass Superintendent Makes Plea in DUI Case

Steiner was fined $750 and ordered to pay $250 in court fees

  MAPLETON, ND — A local public school superintendent accused of drunk driving has entered a plea deal. Cory Steiner, the superintendent for Northern Cass School District, is set to serve 20 hours of community service after he plead guilty to DUI. Reports say the 42-year-old was arrested near Mapleton on August 12th after his breathalyzer test read at .165,…

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…

Fired Fargo Police Officer is Appealing his Termination

The fired officer was accused of several wrongdoings after an internal affairs investigation

FARGO, ND — A fired Fargo police officer is appealing his termination. David Boelke was fired earlier this week after Chief David Todd said he intentionally did not respond to calls. Boelke’s attorney called the accusations “trumped up” and “disparaging.” Chief Todd also said Boelke willfully did not collect evidence, was disrespectful to his peers and lacked patience with the…

City of Fargo Discusses Changing Fireworks Ordinance

It is currently illegal to let off fireworks anywhere in Fargo unless you have permission from the fire chief

FARGO, ND — The City of Fargo is considering changing its fireworks ordinance to create more opportunities for fireworks. Commissioners, local leaders and members of the public attended an open forum to discuss the current laws and how they hope to be changed. It is currently illegal to let off fireworks anywhere in Fargo unless you have permission from the…

Legal Dispute Between GOP Controlled Legislature and Gov. Dayton Continues

It's unclear when a decision may come

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A judge is considering whether Gov. Dayton’s veto of the Legislature’s funding was unconstitutional. The bitter legal dispute between the Democratic governor and Republican-controlled Legislature had its first hearing in Ramsey County court. Dayton zeroed out the Legislature’s funding last month to force lawmakers to rework a $650 million tax bill and other measures. The…