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Keystone Opponents Want Access to Documents Related to Project’s Approval

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline want to see emails and other documents related to President Trump’s approval of the project. Canadian environmentalists who have sued to stop the nearly 1200 mile TransCanada pipeline say the documents could bolster their case that Trump’s decision was arbitrary and therefore illegal. Government attorneys say the disputed documents…

Judge Denies Defense Request to Suppress Threatening Statements in DAPL Protester Case

Fallis allegedly told officers, quote, "All pigs deserve to die" and "If I wanted to kill you, I would have shot you in the head."

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — A federal judge has denied a request made by the attorneys for a Dakota Access pipeline protester to suppress threatening statements she made about shooting law enforcement. Prosecutors say 38-year-old Red Fawn Fallis was arrested for allegedly shooting at officers during the pipeline protests in October of 2016. Fallis allegedly told officers, quote, “All pigs…

FBI Requesting Return of Documents of Wetterling Case

A judge temporarily blocked the file's release

  STEARNS COUNTY, Minn. — A state court judge has been asked to order that FBI documents related to the Jacob Wetterling investigation be returned to the federal agency. Officials in Stearns County had planned to release the investigative case file after Danny Heinrich confessed to the 1989 abduction and killing of the 11-year-old. But Patty and Jerry Wetterling sued…

Susan Bala Requesting a Certificate of Innocence from Federal Judge

She spent a year and a half in prison before her conviction was overturned and she was set free

  FARGO, ND — A woman who was convicted and later cleared of running an illegal gambling business based in Fargo wants to clear her name. Susan Bala’s attorney, Bob Hoy, is asking a federal judge to grant Bala a “certificate of innocence.” Bala was the founder of Racing Services Incorporated. She spent a year and a half in prison…

FEMA Denies North Dakota Major Disaster Declaration for Drought

Burgum requested the presidential disaster declaration on August 7

  NORTH DAKOTA — FEMA has denied North Dakota’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for drought. Governor Burgum concedes the request was a long shot with the enormous demands placed on federal resources by the recent hurricanes and wildfires. He said he is grateful for the emergency assistance provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Burgum requested the…

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…

Convicted Murderer Serving Life in Prison for Killing Minot Woman Has Request of Court

He was sentenced in May to life in prison

MINOT, ND — A Minot man convicted of killing his ex-wife by stabbing her 44 times wants to see their kids. Richie Wilder Jr. was convicted of murder in the November 2015 death of 30-year-old Angila Wilder. He was sentenced in May to life in prison. Judge Gary Lee originally ordered a lifetime ban on contact between Wilder and his…

MSUM’s President Tackles Budget Issues

MSUM officials put in their budget request to state lawmakers

ST. PAUL, Minn. — MSUM’s president was at the capitol building in St. Paul to present a budget request to state lawmakers. For the 2018-2019 fiscal year, university officials requested $178 million from the state. Their goals for the fiscal year are to protect their programs, faculty, and staff. They also aim to reduce economic and racial disparities. President Anne…

President Obama Denies Clemency Request by Peltier

Peltier spent most of his life in prison for the killing of two FBI agents

President Obama has denied a clemency request by Leonard Peltier. He has spent most of his life in prison for the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975. Peltier’s attorney says they got a letter from the White House on Wednesday night saying their application had been denied. The attorney says Peltier is upset and considers the…