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Published June 18, 2013, 02:55 PM

Brossarts go to trial after deal rejected

A plea deal struck last year between Rodney Brossart's attorney - and the attorney for his four children - and prosecutors was nixed by state District Judge Joel Medd.

A plea deal struck last year between Rodney Brossart's attorney - and the attorney for his four children - and prosecutors was nixed by state District Judge Joel Medd.

That means the Brossarts are slated to go to trial in November on felony charges stemming from their June 2011 arrest near Lakota, N.D., in a conflict over cattle.

The news was announced after a meeting of the Brossarts, defense attorney Bruce Quick of Fargo, representing Rodney Brossart, and Cameron Sillers, the lawyer appointed as a special prosecutor for Nelson County.

Medd said Monday that deal was off and the case now will go to trial in November, with him presiding even though he's retiring Sept 1, since he's been on the case since 2011.

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