Over the objections of one justice, the Minnesota Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the life sentences given to the killer of three people at the Seward Market and Halal Meat on East Franklin Ave., in Minneapolis in 2010. Read more →
A Minnesota man who may have tested the state’s implied consent laws more often than any other driver charged with driving under the influence, has lost again at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Under the law, authorities can force a person to submit to breath tests without a warrant by criminalizing their refusal to do so. But previous provisions for demanding blood or urine have been struck down. Read more →
South Dakota is one of only 10 states that don’t shield reporters from being called to testify in court about stories they cover. So a Sioux Falls Argus Leader reporter has been subpoenaed amid criticism from free-press advocates. Read more →
The Minnesota Court of Appeals today reinstated a hunter’s lawsuit against the owner of property on which he was hunting, whom he says is responsible for his falling from a tree while trying to climb into a deer stand in Pine County.
Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras, a Tim Pawlenty appointee, is heading for the federal bench now that President Donald Trump has nominated him for for the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Read more →
Souen ‘Posy’ Chheng was put on a flight to Cambodia yesterday, the West Central Tribune reports. He’s never been to Cambodia. He has no family there. He was born in a refugee camp in Thailand after his family fled the killing fields of Cambodia.
He leaves behind the son who was born five days ago, his wife, his mother, two sisters, and a brother living in the Twin Cities. Read more →
Guru Mahendra Trivedi claims his remote energy transmissions have the power to heal the sick, grow more crops, cure cancer, and make money for those who receive them, and for $900-$2,000 a month you can receive them, according to his website. He says he’s created 70,000 miracles so far. Read more →
Until today, few people likely thought of a sanitation worker as a victim of the Jamar Clark shooting in Minneapolis in November 2015. But today’s City Pages article on what happened to one of them — Alan Ditty — is a disturbing piece of journalism. Read more →