North Dakota District Judge Joel Medd was feted Wednesday on his retirement as the longest-serving state judge on the bench. Medd, appointed in 1979 by Gov. Art Link, was elected to the position six times. His official retirement date is Sept 1.
A Montana judge on Wednesday stood by his decision to send a former teacher to prison for 30 days for raping a 14-year-old girl who later killed herself, but said he "deserved to be chastised" for his comments about the young victim.
A judge on Wednesday blocked AT&T’s plan to build a 450-foot cellphone tower near the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, ruling that the proposed tower with its flashing airplane safety lights would likely hurt the “scenic and aesthetic resources” of the pristine northeastern Minnesota wilderness.
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