High Plains Reader Publisher Testifies Against Local Officials

june 8, 2005  10:48 am
As previously reported by AAN News, John Strand sued North Dakota's Cass County in February 2003, which resulted in a temporary restraining order that halted demolition of an old jail. The county countersued for $39,000, the amount of damages attributed to the delay. On Monday, Strand took the stand for about 35 minutes, reports In-Forum. His attorneys argue that the countersuit is the county's attempt to intimidate Strand for his activism. (High Plains Reader is applying for membership to AAN.)