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New Opinion: Aug. 25
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:00:00 CDT
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on Aug. 25.

NWJD Judge Nelson to retire
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:50:55 CDT
Judge David Nelson, Williston, has announced his resignation effective December 31. He is the presiding judge in the Northwest Judicial District. He was elected district judge in 1994 and re-elected in 1996, 2002, 2008 and 2014.
- Judge Nelson Biography

Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee issues formal opinion
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:35:17 CDT
The Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee has issued formal opinion 2016-3 on whether a judicial candidate may use a written advertisement setting forth the comparative attorney records of the candidate and his opponent.

8th Circuit decides N.D. case
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:05:43 CDT
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has dismissed an appeal and denied a petition for writ of mandamus in a Minot records privacy dispute.
- Auer v. Trans Union, LLC

U.S. court: Out-of-state license plates don't justify search
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:22:57 CDT
Associated Press: "Law enforcement officials in Kansas cannot stop and search motorists just for having out-of-state license plates from states that have legalized marijuana, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday."
- Opinion Text: Vasquez v. Lewis

MN Supreme Court: St. Paul 'assessments' are really taxes
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:15:33 CDT
MPR News: "The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a blow to a key municipal finance mechanism in St. Paul for the last decade. The court ruled that so-called 'right-of-way assessments' instituted more than a decade ago by the city should legally be considered taxes, not fees."
- Opinion Text: First Baptist Church v. City of St. Paul

Federal prisoners in Montana private prison staying put
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:23:18 CDT
NBC Montana News/AP: "Though the Department of Justice has announced it will no longer house federal inmates in private prisons, federal prisoners in Montana are staying in their privately-owned beds."

New Opinion: Aug. 24
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:00:00 CDT
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on Aug. 24.

Wells County Clerk of Court office closed today
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:00:47 CDT
The Wells County Clerk of Court office will be closed today, Wednesday, Aug. 24. It will reopen tomorrow.

U.S.: It's children against federal lawyers in immigration court
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:37:03 CDT
New York Times: "After a long, scary trek through three countries to escape the gang violence in El Salvador, a 15-year-old boy found himself scared again a few months back, this time in a federal immigration court."

Minn.: Public defender still going at 74
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:05:24 CDT
St. Cloud Times: "[W]ords, written 22 years ago on a public defender job application completed by Denis Hynes, go a long way to define who Hynes is and why he's doing what he does. They also answer the question of why he's still doing it at the age of 74."

Mont.: Supreme Court denies Billings serial rapist's appeal
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:31:55 CDT
Billings Gazette: "Billings serial rapist Toby Eugene Griego lost his appeal to the Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday, but not before the justices admonished police about an investigative practice."
- Opinion Text: State v. Griego

New Opinion: Aug. 23
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:00:00 CDT
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on Aug. 23.

Minnesota will not appeal North Dakota coal power suit
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:05:17 CDT
Bismarck Tribune: "Minnesota will not appeal a federal court ruling that called unconstitutional a law restricting importing electricity from coal-fired electric generating plants. North Dakota filed the suit against the Minnesota Next Generation Energy Act and won in a federal district court."

U.S.: The summer of Sandra Day O'Connor, then and now
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:04:49 CDT
CNN: "She always insisted it was luck that led to her appointment as the first woman on the US Supreme Court. But Sandra Day O'Connor was ready for her luck. She demonstrated that 35 years ago this summer when Reagan administration lawyers flew to Arizona to interview her as one of several candidates for a court vacancy."

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North Dakota Supreme Court says man broke electioneering law
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Supreme Court says a man broke the law by collecting signatures for an initiated measure from people who were voting in a separate election. Curtis Francis was accused of gathering signatures for an environmental ...

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North Dakota GOP delegates impressed with Trump speech
Washington Times
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota delegates to the Republican National Convention gave presidential nominee Donald Trump high marks for his acceptance speech, which they believe set the tone for a win in November. “If I'm the Democrats, I'm a little ...

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North Dakota State Parade set for Saturday morning in Minot
Washington Times
MINOT, N.D. (AP) - The annual North Dakota State Parade is set to kick off weekend events for the State Fair in Minot. The parade has been a part of the fair for the last 35 years. This year's theme is “North Dakota - Where Sports Shine.â€� Major League ...

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2016 farmers' markets in Iowa
Des Moines: Downtown, 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 7-October 29, at Court Ave District; 515-286-4928. Des Moines: .... Emmetsburg: Noon-5 p.m. Thursdays and 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, June 18-Oct. 22, north side of Courthouse Square; 712-424-3775.

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Today's U (blog)

Mettlen: Roy Williams may have more time at UNC
Today's U (blog)
Replacing a legend at a program such as UNC is always tricky. A resurgence by Williams certainly gives the Tar Heels a bit of a buffer before having to worry about that in earnest. There are still health concerns. Vertigo related collapses on the court ...

Adventurous tourists travel North Dakota by two wheels
Washington Times
While his favorite route is Highway 22, north of Dickinson to New Town, he said North Dakota is full of great roads, wide open spaces and things to see. “Now is the right time,� Pursley said. “Summer's coming around. Once you get out on the open ...

The Atlantic

The Cost of Stealing a Sign: 15 Years of Hard Labor
The Atlantic
North Korea's Supreme Court convicted Otto Warmbier, a 21-year-old student at the University of Virginia, of subversion and sentenced him to 15 years of prison and hard labor. Here's a timeline of events that resulted in the conviction of the native of ...

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North Dakota panel approves proposed $153 million wind farm
Washington Times
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's Public Service Commission has approved a proposed $153 million wind farm and associated electric transmission line in Oliver and Morton counties. The three-member panel on Wednesday unanimously approved the ...

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Miami Herald

UM women aim to atone for 2015 early exit from NCAA Tournament
Miami Herald
Having just lost to Iowa in the second round of last year's Women's NCAA Tournament, the Miami players were eager to leave the court and get back to their locker room. But Hurricanes coach Katie Meier grabbed guard Jessica Thomas in the tunnel and ...

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Iowa City Press Citizen

North Liberty will allow wage increase to $9.15
Iowa City Press Citizen
About three dozen people at North Liberty City Hall urged the City Council on Tuesday to sit back and allow the city's minimum wage to rise to $9.15 per hour on May 1 as part of a scheduled countywide increase. For now, at least, that's what the ...

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