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Independent candidate Harley McLain dies at age 62

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Harley McLain, long a fixture on North Dakota ballots as an independent candidate, never won statewide office. But he had lasting success in the courtroom in influencing the state’s politics.
McLain, who died Sunday at Sanford Medical Ce…continue reading on

Man who had thousands of child porn pleads guilty

February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — A 27-year-old man found to have thousands of child pornography images on his computer pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Fargo.
An investigation into Jared Tyler Allen of Fargo was launched after investigators found child pornogr…continue reading on

Man pleads guilty to drug conspiracy in Oil Patch

October 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO A man accused of participating in a violent drug trafficking ring in the North Dakota Oil Patch has pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy and weapons charges. Continue Reading

Standing Rock drug case prosecuted in 2 courts

June 5, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO (AP) Authorities say a drug trafficking case on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota and South Dakota is unique because it will be prosecuted in both federal and tribal courts. Continue Reading

New Town man convicted of 17 crimes

April 11, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A 22-year-old New Town man was convicted of 17 crimes Wednesday in a federal court, seven of which involved sexual abuse, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon. Continue Reading

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Woman faces 40 years for dealing pot

November 5, 2010 in INFORUM

Fernandez, husband linked to Mexican drug pipeline

A Fargo woman faces up to 40 years in federal prison for her role in a drug conspiracy that involved dealing thousands of pounds of marijuana in North Dakota. Continue Reading

Local family’s drywall complaint goes to federal court

October 1, 2010 in The Daily Republic

A local couple who claimed publicly in May that their drywall made them sick has taken their complaint to federal court.
Court documents show that a case filed locally by Brandon and Renae Gades against United States Gypsum, UBC/Pro Build and the Doe Company was removed Thursday to federal court. Continue Reading

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Man with ND ties called the muscle in trafficking case

September 7, 2010 in INFORUM

Arraignment set for Sept. 27 in Hawaii
A federal indictment paints a man with ties to the Red River Valley as the muscle involved in a massive human-trafficking conspiracy linked to farm operations in Hawaii.
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Judge rejects ballot lawsuit

September 3, 2010 in INFORUM

Says primary rules ‘serve state interest’

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger that was filed by three Libertarian candidates for the state Legislature who sought placement on the November ballot. Continue Reading

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Dismissal of suit recommended

August 17, 2010 in INFORUM

A U.S. District Court judge says a lawsuit against Fargo over the Ten Commandments monument should be dismissed.
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