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$2.4 million to be paid to man shot during Floyd riots

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minneapolis man who lost an eye when he was hit by a projectile fired by police during riots that followed George Floyd’s killing will get a $2.4 million settlement. Soren Stevenson was in a large group of people standing in a grassy area near an interstate on-ramp when he was hit by a 40 mm projectile on…

Native American tribes reach $590 million opioid settlement

FARGO (KVRR) – Native American tribes have reached opioid settlements worth over a half-billion dollars with Johnson & Johnson and three distributors. A federal court filing describes $590 million in settlements with the New Jersey-based company along with distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson. Some tribes were hit particularly hard by an overdose and addiction crisis that was linked to…

Minnesota settles with businesses in sexual harassment cases

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Human Rights has reached settlements in sexual harassment cases with three businesses, including the group that runs the state’s Renaissance Fair. The state agency reached the settlements after finding that Mid-America Festivals Corporation, the Minnesota Sword Club in Minneapolis and Red Custard Cabin in Ely failed to provide a work environment free…

Minnesota to receive $81 million from 1998 tobacco lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota has settled its lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco and ITG Brands over payments from the landmark 1998 agreement and should receive at least $81 million. State Attorney General Keith Ellison said Wednesday that annual payments to the state are expected to be “at least $10 million for the foreseeable future.” The money will go into the state’s…

Family of man who died after arrest settles lawsuit

The defendants did not admit to any liability in the case.

Warren LindvoldVALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — The family of a man who died after being arrested by Valley City police in 2018 has reached a settlement in a civil lawsuit against the city, Barnes County and two police officers. City officials say the family of 72-year-old Warren Lindvold has settled the lawsuit for $325,000. The defendants did not admit to…

U.S. Attorney’s Office reaches settlements with two Grand Forks restaurants

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of North Dakota has reached settlement agreements with Joe Black’s Bar and Grill and the Hub Pub regarding allegations that the restaurants were violating the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The ADA complaints alleged that both restaurants were not fully accessible to individuals with disabilities. The U.S. Attorney’s Office investigated…

North Dakota, Tribes Reach Settlement Over Voter ID Lawsuit

The proposed federal consent decree was announced Thursday.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota has reached a proposed settlement with American Indians who sued over the state’s voter ID laws. The proposed federal consent decree announced jointly Thursday by tribal lawyers and the state comes after a federal judge ruled tribes have a right to challenge the state’s requirement that voters have ID with a verified street address. Native Americans have…

Settlement Reached in St. Louis County Snow Plow Drivers Strike

The announcement was made early Monday morning.

DULUTH, Minn. – According to Teamsters Local 320 Recording Secretary Erik Skoog, an agreement has been reached between public works employees and St. Louis County. The announcement was made early Monday morning on Skoog’s Facebook page. In a post, Skoog says, “After 15 hours of mediation, we reached an agreement that both parties can be proud of! Congrats Teamsters and…

City of Fargo Reaches Settlement With Fired Firefighter

Scot Kelsh sued the city for $1.8 million claiming discrimination and violation of confidentiality

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioners have awarded a former Fargo firefighter 63 thousand dollars to settle a discrimination lawsuit. Scot Kelsh sued the city for $1.8 million claiming discrimination and violation of confidentiality after he was diagnosed with a work-related disability. He was fired in 2016. Appeals to the City Commission and the City Civil Service Commission upheld his…

Former Students Reach Settlement with Theater Company

The theater company faced lawsuits by 16 former students.

MINNEAPOLIS–Nine remaining lawsuits filed by former students who say they were abused by employees of the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis decades ago have reached settlements. Attorney Jeff Anderson plans to announce the settlements at a news conference Friday. The theater company faced lawsuits by 16 former students who say they were abused by former employees in the 1970s and…