The State Bar Association of North Dakota Fall 2014 Gavel Magazine - Page 8

BY KRISTIN B. ROWELL Ms. Rowell is a shareholder at Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A., a business litigation boutique firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ms. Rowell is licensed to practice in North Dakota and Minnesota. She practices in all areas of business litigation, but she has an emphasis in real estate disputes. Ms. Rowell represents developers, property owners, facility managers, fuel haulers, water recyclers, and environmental solutions companies. She spends most of her time in North Dakota traveling between the cities of Minot, Watford City, Stanley, Tioga, Williston, and Bismarck. *This is an edited version of an article first published in The Minnesota Bench & Bar. 8 THE GAVEL A UNIQUE LITIGATION LANDSCAPE: A VIEW OF THE BAKKEN’S IMPACT ON NORTH DAKOTA COURTS North Dakota has many fun facts. The State is home to the center of North America, which is located in Rugby, North Dakota.1 (Well, technically the “center” is about 16 miles southwest of Rugby,2 but it is probably easier to create a tourist