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Court says N.D. tree owners on hook for damage to neighboring properties

October 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota tree owners take note: If your tree’s branches damage your neighbor’s house, he or she may be able to get into your pocket. So says the North Dakota Supreme Court, which ruled that the owner of three rogue trees next to a chiropractic clinic in southeast North Dakota may have to pay for damage allegedly caused by the trees’ spreading branches. Continue Reading

Ruling pushes ND campaign issue to Legislature

June 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota Supreme Court’s ruling on illegal campaign spending may push the issue into the Legislature next year. The court says only local prosecutors can handle cases where someone is accused of using public property or tax money to campaign on a ballot measure. Continue Reading

Lawsuit on N.D. property tax measure to be appealed

April 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Supporters of abolishing property taxes say they’ll appeal a judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit to the North Dakota Supreme Court. The lawsuit claims Tax Commissioner Cory Fong and some state lawmakers are illegally campaigning against a proposal to abolish property taxes. Continue Reading

Lawsuit on N.D. property tax measure to be appealed

April 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Supporters of abolishing property taxes say they’ll appeal a judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit to the North Dakota Supreme Court. The lawsuit claims Tax Commissioner Cory Fong and some state lawmakers are illegally campaigning against a proposal to abolish property taxes. Continue Reading

N.D. Supreme Court grilled attorneys in nickname case

March 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Justices will convene again Friday to discuss Fighting Sioux nicknameThe justices grilled all the parties in the case on questions concerning whether the court should exercise its original jurisdiction in deciding whether the secretary of state should be directed to remove a measure concerning the nickname from the June primary election ballot. Continue Reading

Some at Spirit Lake continue to oppose ‘Fighting Sioux’ name

March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

They cringe each time they see or hear a news report about UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname and how their tribe, the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe, has taken the lead in defending it. Continue Reading

Brief filed urging N.D. Supreme Court to deny injunction in Sioux nickname case

March 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

An attorney representing the North Dakota Legislature filed a brief with the state Supreme Court today, urging the court to deny an injunction sought by the State Board of Higher Education in the Fighting Sioux nickname case. Continue Reading

Nickname defenders tell Supreme Court that 1969 ceremony precludes ‘civil interference’

March 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The issue before the North Dakota Supreme Court “involves more than choosing between the Legislature and the State Board of Higher Education and its powers to keep or retire the ‘Fighting Sioux’ name,” defenders of the nickname argue in a brief filed with the court late Tuesday. Continue Reading

Former N.D. work compensation director files federal appeal against felony conviction

February 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A former North Dakota workers’ compensation director wants a federal judge to review his felony conviction for misspending state funds. Sandy Blunt accuses state prosecutors of knowingly using false testimony to convict him in September 2008.
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Dickinson lawyer to run for open judgeship

February 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Dickinson attorney Kevin McCabe has filed petitions to run for an open judgeship in Dickinson, if the job stays there. North Dakota’s Supreme Court is reviewing whether to transfer the position to another judicial district. The court is expected to keep the judgeship in Dickinson because of the region’s rising court workload. Continue Reading