If you’re at all a fan of the First Amendment, there was plenty to like about today’s decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals striking down a Florida law that prohibited doctors from asking whether there are guns in the home. Read more →
A refugee from Somali had been walking for 21 hours when he crossed from Minnesota to Canada. He was nearly frozen. A CBC reporter met him and put him in his car to warm him up and called the police. Does that challenge an ethic that says journalists shouldn’t get involved in the stories they cover? Read more →
It was a nice story, but in these times, nice stories often don’t last. In Hibbing,you may recall, the community came together to support the Koslucher family, which lost Christmas presents in a fire just before Christmas when someone reportedly stole them after the blaze. Read more →
NPR’s StoryCorps provides a warm update to the journey of Mary Johnson, the Minneapolis woman whose son was murdered by Oshea Israel in 1992, and who came to forgive him — and become friends with him — after visiting him in Stillwater prison. Read more →
The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled in the case of a man convicted of burglary. A detective obtained a search warrant for the man’s cellphone but was unable to unlock it, so a court ordered him to use his fingerprint to unlock it. Read more →
A few days before a Nobles County farmer and his would-be bride were to fly off to the Cayman Islands for a destination wedding, he presented her with an agreement protecting the assets of his farm. She signed the deal but when the marriage hit the skids, said she signed it under duress of the pending wedding, for which everyone had bought airfare and lodging.
Today, the Minnesota Court of Appeals agreed. Read more →