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Woodbury ordered to change speech ordinance

March 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WOODBURY — Just a few weeks after a Woodbury resident filed a lawsuit against the city for restricting public speeches, a federal judge ordered the city to change a law requiring citizens to obtain permits before speaking publicly.
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Attorney says parents’ rights being edged out by grandparents’ in wake of unusual ruling

September 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

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. Continue Reading

State mineral auction pulls in $4.8 million

August 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK With more than 54,000 mineral acres up for grabs Tuesday, oil and gas companies shelled out more than $4.8 million for the rights to drill into state-owned land. Continue Reading

Area business leaders tell Sen. John Hoeven: There’s too much federal red tape

August 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., have wrapped red tape around everything from commerce and manufacturing to road construction and education, but local business leaders would prefer that oversight of regulations come from 100 miles away in Bismarck rather than from more than 1,000 miles away in the nation’s capital. Continue Reading

Senate, governor last two gay marriage steps

May 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota is a Senate vote and a governor’s signature away from becoming the 12th state to allow gay marriage. Same-sex marriage supporters are optimistic because the House was regarded as the biggest hurdle. After the bill passed the House surprisingly easily 75-59, they were euphoric. Continue Reading

Minnewaska Area district sued by ACLU over student’s free speech rights

March 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GLENWOOD The Minnewaska Area School District and the Pope County Sheriff’s office have been sued for allegedly violating a student’s free speech and privacy rights. Continue Reading

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February 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

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Egyptian women still see little progress from revolt

September 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Egyptian women have been voting, in mostly rigged elections, since 1956.
But the revolution that ended Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year dictatorship has done little for women’s rights in the Arab world’s most populous country. With parliamentary elections just two months away, the outlook for women candidates is so dismal that Egyptian women activists are shelving dreams of leadership and progressive new laws because they fear they’ll be too busy guarding their few hard-won gains of recent years. Continue Reading

Egyptian women still see little progress from revolt

September 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Egyptian women have been voting, in mostly rigged elections, since 1956.
But the revolution that ended Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year dictatorship has done little for women’s rights in the Arab world’s most populous country. With parliamentary elections just two months away, the outlook for women candidates is so dismal that Egyptian women activists are shelving dreams of leadership and progressive new laws because they fear they’ll be too busy guarding their few hard-won gains of recent years. Continue Reading

DNR confiscates fish caught by Dakota Indians

May 13, 2011 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) There were no citations or arrests as a group of more than 20 Dakota Indians netted fish out of season in Cedar Lake in Minneapolis to assert what they say are rights guaranteed by an 1805 treaty. Continue Reading