Farmer challenges fence lawBLANCHARD, N.D. (AP) — Some lawmakers and others believe it might be time to change North Dakota's 100-year-old fence law.
BLANCHARD, N.D. (AP) — Some lawmakers and others believe it might be time to change North Dakota's 100-year-old fence law.
State Sen. Randy Christmann, a rancher from Hazen, proposed a legislative study on the law more than five years ago, but it went nowhere. He says the law is dated and talks about fences that are no longer in use.
A challenge to the law by Blanchard horse farmer La Verne Koenig (KOH'-nig) has been rejected by the North Dakota Supreme Court.
Deputy Attorney General Tom Trenbeath (TREN'-beth) says it's the job of his office to defend the constitutionality of the law. But he says he won't be surprised if the Legislature looks to update it next session.