The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled today that a guardian can authorize the disconnection of life-support systems without the intervention of the courts in Minnesota.

The court ruled in the case of Jeffers Tschumy, a 53 year old man with no family who suffered from diabetes, effect of a stroke and partial paralysis from a spinal infection. A profession guardian was appointed in 2009 and when Tschumy suffered irreversible brain damage in April 2012, his guardian directed Abbott Northwestern Hospital to remove life-prolonging treatment. Read more

The suit to stop the unionization of Minnesota home day-care operators, the unemployment rate drops in Minnesota, how those little memory slips might suggest Alzheimer’s, a man who wanted to testify against Whitey Bulger turns up dead, and the 76-year-old Milwaukee man who doesn’t feel “that bad” about killing a 13-year-old. Here’s today’s news conversation Read more

Quick note: If you’re on Twitter, you’ll want to be following @ChiefHarteau, the account for Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau, as she rides along with cops in the 2nd precinct, and using the hashtag #NEwithrealcops Turned out to be an Unhappy man getting his car towed. All worked out everyone happy now #NEwithrealcops — Chief Read more