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Minnesota city faces federal suit over denial of Islamic center permit

August 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. ANTHONY — The city of St. Anthony violated a Muslim organization’s civil rights two years ago when it denied the group’s petition to assemble, according to a federal lawsuit filed against the city Wednesday.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office …continue reading on dglobe.com

Cannon Ball man pleads guilty to assault

August 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A Cannon Ball man pleaded guilty Thursday to assault with a dangerous weapon.
Dustin Lester, 40, was charged after assaulting a woman Dec. 27 by kicking her with his shoes, causing injury. He will be sentenced Oct. 31. He faces a maximu…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Court allows childcare union vote

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A federal court Thursday said a vote to organize a union for some Minnesota home day care providers can be scheduled.

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed of two lawsuits filed to block the drive. However, opponents of the union…continue reading on dglobe.com

New policy requires feds to record interviews

June 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO, N.D. — A new federal directive requiring criminal investigators to record interrogations of suspects while in police custody has the support of North Dakota’s top federal prosecutor.

The office of Tim Purdon, the U.S. attorney for North…continue reading on dglobe.com

Trail of error: Feds have found 721 violations on BNSF tracks in ND since 2006

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Federal inspectors have issued more than 700 violations to BNSF Railway in the past eight years for defects on its tracks in North Dakota, according to a letter from the Federal Railroad Administration.
Those 721 violations came about…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Senate farm bill ‘a great start’

June 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Better late than never. The federal farm bill jumped another hurdle toward becoming law when the Senate passed a five-year proposal Monday evening that would cost $955 billion over 10 years. Continue Reading

Federal funding requirement comes back to bite diversion

April 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK – Sen. Larry Luick said Tuesday the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project is too big for North Dakota to commit to without federal help. Continue Reading

Minnesotans see impact from federal sequestration cuts

April 9, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The federal government’s failure to agree on how to fix its debt problem could cost Minnesota more than $90 million this year.
Early numbers show schools and health programs could be among those most affected, a legislative committee learned Friday. Continue Reading

Federal cuts will likely hit gradually

March 5, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesotans may not know what the word means, but starting last Friday, they began to feel the impact of automatic and deep federal budget cuts known as “sequestration.”
No one knows for sure how Minnesotans will be affected, but there is widespread agreement it will be felt. Continue Reading

National park cuts detailed in memo

February 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. The towering giant sequoias at Yosemite National Park would go unprotected from visitors who might trample their shallow roots. At Cape Cod National Seashore, large sections of the Great Beach would close to keep eggs from being destroyed if natural resource managers are cut. Continue Reading