May 4

Jury awards $3.5 million verdict against St. Alexius

A jury awarded $3.5 million in damages to a woman who suffered a stroke after a major artery was accidentally severed during surgery at St. Alexius Hospital. On Friday, at the end of a two-week trial in Burleigh County, a nine-person panel decided Dr. Allen Michael Booth, a thoracic and cardiac surgeon, and the hospital.

June 4

After oil, ex-ND Indian leader Tex Hall forms marijuana firm

WILLISTON, N.D. – The former chairman of a North Dakota Indian nation that controls one-third of the state’s oil Tex “Red-Tipped Arrow” Hall, who until last fall led the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (MHA) Nation, has formed Native American Organics LLC with California-based Wright Family Organics LLC, a medical marijuana company, the companies said in.

June 3

Law enforcement organizes efforts in Bakken

More than 2,200 miles separate Williston and Culiacán, Sinaloa, but that hasn’t stopped that Mexican state’s namesake cartel from setting up shop in the Bakken, according to state and federal law enforcement officials. To combat the rise of cartels and other organized crime in the Bakken, those officials — including U.S. Attorneys Mike Cotter, of Montana, and Chris.

January 12

North Dakota workplace deaths examined in TV report

    WILLISTON, N.D. – Before North Dakota oil worker Dustin Payne died last fall, he sent text messages to his girlfriend about safety conditions on the worksite. “I’m literally going to be welding something that’s full of oil. … Don’t (feel) comfortable welding this at all. Dangerous as (expletive).” Payne, a 28-year-old Marine Corps.

October 23

The Nation’s Shame: The Injustice of Mandatory Minimums

No one embodies the emerging consensus on the excessive cruelty of mandatory drug sentencing quite like Mark Osler. He’s currently a law professor, but back in the Nineties he worked as an assistant U.S. attorney, prosecuting crack cocaine cases in his native Detroit. Tough punishment was routine: Five years for crack rocks the weight of.

September 26

For Police, A Debate Over Force, Cop Culture And Confrontation

Protests in Ferguson and New York this summer rekindled an old debate about how American police use force. The perception that cops are too aggressive has been fed not just by the high-profile deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, but also by a stream of unflattering camera phone videos, such as the recent scene.