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Associated Press, Published July 27 2010

Northwood man loses traffic fines appeal against Grand Forks

FARGO (AP) — An appeals court has upheld a federal judge's decision to throw out a lawsuit by a Northwood man who claimed his fine for careless driving was excessive.

Bruce Mills filed his suit against the city of Grand Forks after Stephanie Sauby of West Fargo filed — and later won — a similar lawsuit against the city of Fargo. Mills argued that his $166 city fine exceeded the state limit of $30.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that U.S. District Judge Rodney Webb was correct when he said that Mills failed to raise any federal constitutional questions.

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