Crow Wing County Court Administration staff reported nothing new since the January 17, 2018 plea hearing (when the only remaining defendant, James Northrup, failed to even show up.) Joe Fellegy commented that “there are questions and uncertainties. James Northrup is a Fond du Lac Band member. Fond du Lac is outside the 1855 ceded territory. Then there’s ‘criminal’ vs ‘civil’ offenses.” Fellegy adds that we “don’t know just how this will play out. And don’t know what the various parties (locals, state, tribal attorneys) have in mind. )
After continued delays, a Court staffer said a trial date has been set for September 5, at 9 although “that could change.”
See overview of potential l855 Treaty lawsuit here.