John Tunheim

Judge Says He Won't Lift Order Halting Construction Of LeveeA federal judge in Minnesota says he won't lift an order that halts construction of a ring dike project until the completion of an environmental review on a planned Red River diversion project in the Fargo area.
Judge: Red River Suit Duplicates Federal ComplaintA federal judge has ruled that a state lawsuit filed by upstream opponents of a Red River flood control project duplicates a federal complaint. U.S. District Judge John Tunheim on Thursday issued a preliminary injunction that prohibits the lawsuit from moving forward in Minnesota state court.
Ex-Babbitt Fire Chief Sentenced For Setting Fires A former fire chief from northeastern Minnesota has been sentenced for setting fires in Superior National Forest.
Charges Dropped Against Some In ‘Operation Squarehook’A U.S. District Court judge is dismissing charges against five Native American defendants who were accused of poaching walleye from northern Minnesota lakes and selling them on the black market. The five are among the dozens of people charged last spring following an extensive undercover operation by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and tribal fish and game agents. The two-year sting was code named "Operation Squarehook," in reference to the nets used to capture large numbers of game fish.
Charges Against 5 Dismissed In Fish Poaching CaseA federal judge is dismissing charges against five people accused of poaching walleye and other fish from the Red Lake and Leech Lake reservations and selling them on the black market.
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