Interestingly enough, when Ted Keller and Leo Straley asked to see the 346 letters, the County refused access to them... even though they were part of a public record used to influence the other commissioners and the community. Foster County had already been sanctioned by the Attorney General of North Dakota for not providing public information in a timely manner, so as a last resort, Keller and Straley decided to sue the County in order to get access to the letters.
When Ted Keller and Leo Straley receive the letters from Foster County, they have agreed to publish them on CarringtonNews.Com so the community can see the number and quality. Judge Greenwood also ordered Foster County to reimburse the plaintiffs for the filing fee which they had to provide in order to sue the County.
Another court date was set for March 17th in order to hear a complaint that the Foster County Commissioners met in an unlawful, unannounced session to decide issues regarding the Van Bedaf mega-dairy.