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Bismarck Tribune Editorial Sides with Landowners

Today’s Bismarck Tribune editorial states that the editorial board “hopes the Northwest Landowners Association wins its lawsuit over “pore space.” We believe the Legislature in an effort to clarify issues surrounding pore space did an injustice to landowners” and “If a landowner has no contract, they may get no payment for the use of their … Read More

Derrick Braaten Receives Soil and Water Conservation Society Merit Award

Derrick Braaten was recently recognized for his conservation efforts.  He is the recipient of the 2019 Merit Award by the Soil and Water Conservation Society.  The Merit Award recognizes an outstanding activity, product, or service by a group, business firm, corporation, or organization that promotes the conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources. More … Read More

Lawsuit Filed Over Pore Space Bill

Derrick Braaten is the attorney for Northwest Landowners, who recently challenged the constitutionality of the state’s new pore space bill, Senate Bill 2344, which becomes law on August 1st.  This landowner association has been overwhelmed by members who have come forward, concerned that they will be negatively impacted by the new law. In preparing the … Read More

Derrick Braaten Speaks about Pore Space Lawsuit at Press Conference

The Northwest Landowners Association, represented by Derrick Braaten, filed a lawsuit against the state saying the pore space law “strips landowners of their right to possess and use the pore space within their lands and allows the State of North Dakota to directly redistribute that right to others without the consent of or compensation to … Read More

Landowner group sues state over ‘pore space’ law

Braaten Law Firm filed suit against the State of North Dakota on behalf of the Northwest Landowners Association, calling a new law “a taking of the inalienable rights of North Dakota landowners.” Read the article here.