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State-tribal relations may suffer into the future after pipeline protests
In historically rare move, Forum Communications doesn’t endorse Republican for president
Dickinson man killed in crash near Beulah
Montana judge targeted for impeachment for 60-day incest rape sentence
Daycare not linked to child obesity
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Bishop Ryan overcomes slow start to steamroll Heart River
No. 4 Bison rebound with road victory at Western Illinois
UND leans on veteran defensemen in finishing sweep of Bemidji State
Blue Hawk seniors bid the BAC a possible adieu
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Anne Short Johnson
Donna Marie Schmidt
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
September 13, 2014
Williston mayor would like to see strip clubs go: Owners facing lawsuits from dancers over wages
WILLISTON — Mayor Howard Klug said ridding Williston of its two strip clubs would be best for the city in North Dakota oil country. On the heels of last month’s fatal beating of 25-year-old Dean Niederklopfer in front of the Whispers strip club, a local attorney has filed class...
September 13, 2014 - 4:08pm
September 10, 2014
Legal battle over Ten Commandments in Fargo may continue
FARGO — A legal battle with a secular rights group that has cost the city of Fargo more than $120,000 is not over. A lawyer for the Red River Freethinkers intends to appeal an Aug. 25 ruling by a three-judge panel that sided with the city in a dispute over a monument of the Ten...
September 10, 2014 - 10:50pm
Dancers file suits against Williston strip clubs
WILLISTON — Williston’s two strip clubs have been named in lawsuits filed by an attorney representing the dancers at the clubs, according to court documents. Attorney Brandon J. Hale announced Tuesday he was leading the suits, which claim the clubs improperly classified its dancers...
September 10, 2014 - 3:40pm
September 6, 2014
Calif. judge throws out lawsuit targeting crude by rail facility
SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco Superior Court judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by environmental groups against Kinder Morgan’s Richmond, Calif., rail terminal, which quietly began unloading crude oil from trains this year, saying the plaintiffs waited too long to file...
September 6, 2014 - 6:35pm
August 15, 2014
Judge allows Minn. DNR to join flood diversion lawsuit
Judge allows Minn. DNR to join flood diversion lawsuit FARGO — A federal judge ruled Thursday that the state of Minnesota can participate as a friend of the court in the Richland-Wilkin Joint Powers Authority’s lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers seeking to stop a proposed...
News/crime and courts
August 15, 2014 - 11:13pm
August 9, 2014
Jesse Ventura’s $1.8M award in defamation trial ruled reasonable
ST. PAUL, Minn. — What’s it worth to tell the world you slugged Jesse Ventura, even if you didn’t? A federal judge ruled this week that $1.3 million is about right. That’s how much a jury awarded Ventura for unjust enrichment last month after finding Navy SEAL-turned-author...
News/crime and courts
August 9, 2014 - 12:34am
Killdeer Ambulance, filmmaker settle lawsuit
The Killdeer Area Ambulance Service has dropped its proposed injunction against a filmmaker who they allege recorded the service in action without permission. A Wednesday preliminary injunction hearing for producer Todd Melby, the documentarian behind the “Black Gold Boom” series...
News/crime and courts
July 9, 2014 - 10:51pm
July 2, 2014
North Dakota defends same-sex marriage ban: Leaders asks court to dismiss lawsuit
FARGO — North Dakota’s top leaders have asked a U.S. District Court judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, outlining its legal case for retaining a prohibition that’s rapidly disappearing in the U.S. In a motion filed Tuesday to dismiss...
July 2, 2014 - 10:45pm
June 21, 2014
Killdeer ambulance sues documentarian
KILLDEER — The Killdeer Area Ambulance Service is bringing a documentarian to court in an effort to prevent him from using footage a cameraman got during a call to a rig accident. Todd Melby, a reporter for the “Black Gold Boom” documentary and website that portrays how oil...
June 21, 2014 - 6:50pm
June 7, 2014
Wisconsin strikes down same-sex marriage ban
MILWAUKEE — A federal judge deemed Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional on Friday, prompting more than 120 gay couples to rush to county offices to wed and obtain marriage licenses as word of the ruling spread. The ruling came the same day that seven same-sex...
June 7, 2014 - 11:50pm
April 19, 2014
Grand Forks sheriff, office staff face lawsuits
GRAND FORKS — The Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost and other county employees face two lawsuitss filed by a 53-year-old Fargo man. The suits stem from a 2008 criminal case involving Randy Holkesvig, who pleaded guilty to stalking two women and was given a deferred sentence....
April 19, 2014 - 10:41pm
March 14, 2014
ND abortion clinic drops suit challenging law after reaching deal with state
FARGO — A lawsuit challenging a law requiring doctors who perform abortions in North Dakota to have admitting privileges at a local hospital has been dismissed. The Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo, the state’s only abortion clinic, filed a lawsuit challenging the 2013...
March 14, 2014 - 10:48am
February 11, 2014
Clinic lawyers, ND in talks to settle challenge to abortion law
By Emily Welker Forum News Service FARGO — The legal challenge to a North Dakota law passed last year requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at an area hospital is heading toward a settlement. What that settlement may entail is uncertain, though. A civil trial...
February 11, 2014 - 9:31pm
January 15, 2014
Fargo customers sue Target over data leak
FARGO — A lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Fargo seeks class-action status and damages from Target Corp. on behalf of what it says could be thousands of North Dakota shoppers whose personal and financial information were stolen by hackers in the retailer’s recent security...
January 15, 2014 - 9:57pm