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DHS starts rulemaking to amend child support guidelines
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:31:29 CDT
The Child Support Division of the Department of Human Services is proposing amendments to the child support guidelines. A public hearing on the proposed amendments will be held Sept. 5 and the deadline for submitting written comments is Sept. 17
- Notice of Intent to Amend Child Support Guidelines
- Proposed Amendments to Child Support Guidelines

Wrigley nominated for North Dakota U.S. Attorney
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:06:47 CDT
My ND Now: "President Trump has nominated former North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley for the position of U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota."
- Drew Wrigley Attorney Record

'We're holding them accountable'
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:18:32 CDT
Dickinson Press: "A small percentage of North Dakota's youth are drifting between the state's child welfare and juvenile justice systems, often concurrently. Disproportionately these youth are minorities with histories of abuse and neglect."

Minn.: Brown County Teen Court celebrates 20 years in action
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:21:37 CDT
New Ulm Journal: "Brown County District Court Judge Robert Docherty said Teen Court nationally shows that teens who are sentenced by teens are less likely to get into trouble a second time, and more likely to pay any money they owe for damages faster than if they go through traditional court."

Montana Supreme Court rejects industry group's request for initiative rewrite
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:06:14 CDT
Helena Independent Record/AP: "A unanimous Montana Supreme Court has rejected a tobacco industry-funded group's request to rewrite the ballot statement of a citizen's initiative to raise the state's tobacco taxes."
- Opinion Link: Montanans Against Tax Hikes v. State

Job Announcement
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:33:45 CDT
A job announcement for an Indigent Defense Contractor with the Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents in the South Central Judicial District has been posted.

Domestic Violence Court begins in Grand Forks
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:39:05 CDT
The state's first Domestic Violence Court began operating in Grand Forks Aug. 15. Northeast Central Judicial District Judge Jason McCarthy presented an overview of the concept and an orientation to the operation of the court, after which the court's first session commenced.
- Domestic Violence Court Factsheet

U.S.: Court upholds Minnesota law letting union rep Medicaid home care workers
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:47:10 CDT
Reuters: "The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a Minnesota law allowing workers who provide in-home care to disabled Medicaid recipients to vote for a union to serve as their sole representative in negotiating with the state."
- Opinion Link: Bierman v. Dayton

Drug-sniffing dog outside an apartment isn't a 'search', MN Supreme Court rules
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:46:09 CDT
MPR News: "A divided Minnesota Supreme Court [Aug. 15] overturned a Court of Appeals ruling that using a drug-sniffing dog outside a person's apartment without a warrant is a violation of Fourth Amendment rights."
- Opinion Link: State v. Edstrom

LaMoure County clerk's office closed this afternoon
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:17:40 CDT
The LaMoure County Clerk of Court office will be closed this afternoon, Aug. 15.

Chief Justice VandeWalle celebrates 85th birthday, 40 years on court
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:53:27 CDT
Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle celebrated his 85th birthday and 40 years of service on the Supreme Court on Aug. 15. VandeWalle was appointed to the Court in 1978 by Governor Arthur Link to fill the unexpired term of Justice Robert Vogel, who resigned. He has served longer than any other North Dakota Supreme Court justice.
- Chief Justice VandeWalle Biography

Arizona playwright tackles life of Supreme Court's Sonia Sotomayor
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:07:17 CDT
Phoenix New Times: "Playwright James Garcia still recalls the day Sonia Sotomayor became the first Hispanic to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, nine years later, he's premiered a play inspired by her life."

U.S. attorneys, tribal leaders seek ways to work together to reduce crime in Indian country
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:05:35 CDT
Tulsa World: "The prevalence of crime in Native American communities nationwide is catching attention in Washington, prompting the U.S. Attorney General's Office to reach out to indigenous leadership to find solutions."

Job Announcement
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:16:18 CDT
A job announcement for Staff Attorneys with Legal Services of North Dakota in Fargo and Minot has been posted.

UND to host collaborative law training
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:38:46 CDT
The UND School of Law will host a training in collaborative negotiating, sponsored by the North Dakota Collaborative Divorce Group and the Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota. The 2-day basic training will take place Sept. 7-8.
- Training Details

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District Court – Ward County
Minot Daily News
Criminal trespass (Class C felony) – Dakota Samuel Boles, 22, North Dakota State Penitentiary, Bismarck, five years, first serve nine months, credit for eight days served, three years supervised probation, concurrent with sentence in other case, $100 ...

Brookings Register

Brookings County court report, 6-14
Brookings Register
Court report 6-14. CLASS I MISDEMEANORS. John Hemmer, 45, of 1141 Pactola Cove, domestic abuse simple assault intentionally cause bodily injury, fined $525 and sentenced to 30 days in Brookings County Detention Center, all jail time suspended upon ...

Armstrong Enters House Race; Campbell Hints at Primary
U.S. News & World Report
Campbell's campaign in a statement said he "is best positioned to represent North Dakota in the U.S. House. He's spent months criss-crossing the state to meet voters, and Republican voters know that no one will work harder to fight for conservative ...

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Appeal challenges refinery air quality permit near Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Duluth News Tribune
The appeal filed in Southwest Judicial District Court challenges the North Dakota Department of Health's finding that the Davis Refinery would be classified as a synthetic minor source of air pollution. The complaint argues the refinery being developed ...

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North Dakota's First Family Moves Into New $5M Mansion
U.S. News & World Report
North Dakota's first family has moved into the new $5 million governor's mansion though work on the home is still ongoing and the required private donations to help build it has not yet been reached. March 22, 2018, at 2:25 p.m.. North Dakota's First ...

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North Dakota Highway Patrol Leader Announces Retirement
U.S. News & World Report
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The head of the North Dakota Highway Patrol is retiring. Col. ... He'll become executive vice president of the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association, an education and advocacy organization for the state's transportation industry.

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No. 12 South Dakota State Beats NDSU 22-12 in college wrestling
BROOKINGS, S.D. (NDSU Athletics) – South Dakota State won six bouts including a pair of tech falls to defeat North Dakota State 22-12 in a Big 12 Conference dual Friday, Feb. 16, in Frost Arena. SDSU won the Border Bell trophy for third straight season ...

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El Paso Times

North Dakota State rebounds past UTEP
El Paso Times
Statistics sometimes lie, sometimes send you skittering down the wrong path. Not Friday night in the Don Haskins Center. One had to simply look at one statistical category to know who won, who lost. Rebounds: North Dakota State 50, UTEP 30. And that ...

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Before summit, South Korea halts propaganda broadcasts
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea halted anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts across the rivals' tense border on Monday days before their leaders are to sit down for talks expected to focus on the North's nuclear program, Seoul officials said. Seoul ...

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Daily Republic

Davison County Magistrate Court Oct. 23 to Nov. 6
Daily Republic
Korderro D. Robinson, 30, Mitchell; violation of protection order, $200 fine; $84 costs; 90 days in jail; 60 days suspended; credit for 30 days; conditions: pay fines, costs and fees; repay court appointed attorney fees; have no like offenses; obey all ...