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Chief Judge Daniel Hovland has continued the federal jury trial of Red Fawn Fallis to late January.

Fallis is charged with discharging a handgun as officers tried to arrest her for disorderly behavior during a protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline in October 2016. Her Fargo trial is slated for Jan. 29 and is expected to last 10 days, Hovland's order states.

The prosecution didn't object to Fallis' attorneys' motion to continue, filed Sept. 21 in a request for additional time to litigate a motion and complete an investigation and research.

Last month, Hovland granted Fallis' request for a change of venue from Bismarck to Fargo. Her attorneys cited local publicity and prejudice as reasons to transfer the trial.

This is the third rescheduling of her trial, which was to begin Dec. 5.

Fallis, 38, has been held at the Stutsman County Correctional Center since June pending available bed space at a Fargo halfway house.

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