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Minnesota Woman Charged After Throwing DQ Blizzard in Officer’s Face

Law allegedly screamed at the officer before trying to run

BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. — A Scott County, Minnesota woman faces charges after throwing her Blizzard in an officer’s face. The officer arrived to find 35-year-old Melissa Law arguing with a man at Dairy Queen in Blooming Prairie, south of the Twin Cities. Law allegedly screamed at the officer before trying to run. When he caught up to her, she threw…

Minneapolis City Council Members Rejecting Possible Settlement with Surdyk’s

Surdyk opened for Sunday sales on March 12 and the city ordered him to shut down, but he continued selling

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Some Minneapolis City Council members have rejected a tentative settlement with Surdyk’s. The owner of the liquor store disregarded the state’s new Sunday liquor law and opened for business before it was legal. Lawmakers this year repealed a ban on Sunday liquor sales, but it doesn’t take effect until July 2. Surdyk opened for Sunday sales…

Andrew’s Law Ready to be Signed by Gov. Burgum

ND lawmakers have passed a measure that establishes protections for confidential drug informants.

BISMARCK, N.D. — Lawmakers in Bismarck are rushing to finish up the session by making decisions on a number of bills. They have passed a measure that establishes protections for confidential drug informants. The action comes more than three years after 20-year-old college student Andrew Sadek was found dead in a river with a bullet in his head and a…

Moorhead Judge Loses Battle Over Retirement Age in Minnesota

A Ramsey County district court judge ruled that the Minnesota Constitution gives the legislature authority to impose the mandatory retirement

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Judge Galen Vaa of Moorhead has lost his legal challenge to a Minnesota law that forces judges to retire at the age of 70. Judge Vaa claims the mandatory retirement age for district court judges is discriminatory and unconstitutional. A Ramsey County district court judge ruled that the Minnesota Constitution gives the legislature authority to impose the…

Leader of Standing Rock Tribe Says DAPL Protesters are Undermining Legal Efforts

Authorities arrested 74 protesters on Wednesday, including former Democratic candidate for U.S. House, Chase Iron Eyes

  Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault is criticizing Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents who set up a camp on private land. He says the move undermines the tribe’s efforts to make a legitimate case against the pipeline, which the tribe says threatens its drinking water. Authorities arrested 74 protesters after they set up tee-pees Wednesday on land owned by…

Lawmakers Seek to Lighten Marijuana Penalties in North Dakota

Marijuana is lawmaker's minds during the legislative session in North Dakota

A bill to decriminalize marijuana is under discussion in the North Dakota legislature. Republican State Representative Rick Becker of Bismarck introduced the bill to help cut state spending. Bill 1340 is not set up to fully legalize marijuana. Instead, this would make penalties for possessing and selling the drug less harsh. Using or selling marijuana would get you a $1,000 with no…

24 Hours After Snowfall…Clean Your Sidewalks

With all the winter weather the past few weeks it's important to remember to clear the walkways

FARGO, N.D. After this weekend’s winter storm, sidewalks are covered in ice and if you’re a homeowner, you could be responsible. In Fargo, it is left to homeowners to clear their sidewalks. You have until 24 hours after a snowfall to clean the sidewalk. Failure to do so could end in a warning or a minimum $75 fine. Snow must…