Updated: 07/10/2014 10:46 PM
Created: 07/10/2014 2:20 PM WDIO.com
A Douglas County judge has taken the trial off the court calendar for the Superior woman involved in a controversial January arrest.
The trial for Natasha Lancour was set for July 22, but during a status conference Thursday, the trial was removed.
Lancour is charged with disorderly conduct. She was arrested by Superior Police Officer George Gothner outside Keyport Lounge in early January. The arrest was caught on dash cam video.
Douglas County District Attorney Dan Blank said both sides are waiting on the separate investigation into whether Gothner used excessive force.
"I think there is sort of a mental block on both sides. We want some answers on the other part of the investigation before we make final decisions on this case. I know it's vague and uncertain, we don't know for sure where that is going yet. There has not been a decision," he said.
Lancour's defense attorney, Rick Gondik, said they expected Gothner's investigation to be wrapped up already, but they realize the investigation must be thorough.
"From the defense perspective the focus should not be on my client, the focus should be on the officer and adjourning this would put the focus back where it properly belongs," he said.
Lancour's next court date is a status conference set for October 31.
Smith on Steelworker Layoffs: We are Here to Help
One of Minnesota's top leaders said that they are ready to help the affected workers, who are expecting to be laid off this summer from U.S. Steel.
Four People Rescued From Icy Lake After Trying to Save One Another
Four people were rescued from an icy Spider Lake in Iron River Tuesday night. Deputies say the people went into the water trying to save one another. All four were treated for hypothermia.
Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Mom's Boyfriend in Babbitt
St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin says 26-year-old Shawn Doherty pleaded guilty Wednesday to intentional second-degree murder. Doherty admitted that he killed 55-year-old Paul Bulen of Mahtomedi at the home of Doherty's mother in Babbitt on Jan. 13, 2014.
Northland Job Fair Brings Aisles of Opportunity for 6th Year
The 6th annual Northland Job Fair gave hope to some of the 5.9 percent of Northeastern Minnesotans out of work Wednesday.
One Killed, One Injured in Early Morning Ashland Co. Fire
Fire officials say one person was killed and one was injured in a house fire in Odanah, Wisconsin, early Wednesday morning. Ashland Fire Department officials say the home was believed to be a total loss.