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Attorney says parents' rights being edged out by grandparents' in wake of unusual ruling

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GRAND FORKS -- In a ruling that defied predictions made by family law attorneys, a Grand Forks judge has upheld his decision to allow a 16-year-old girl free rein to visit her grandparents at any time, over the objections of her parents.

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"This case has created an enormous amount of stress," Cory Bjerke said in a statement with his partner, Naomi Sterf, the children's mother.

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