In upholding a district court ruling, the Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the state law doesn’t prevent a city from requiring a higher minimum wage. It only prohibits paying less. The case will almost certainly have to be settled by the Minnesota Supreme Court. Read more →
The Minnesota Court of Appeals Monday broadened state law on what constitutes criminal sexual conduct beyond actual sex in the case of a man caught arrested after online conversations with a police decoy posing as a 14-year-old boy. Read more →
Brainerd, like many Minnesota communities, restructured its fire department to a paid on-call volunteer force, eliminated five full-time equipment operators, ending an arrangement that had kept someone in the fire hall 24 hours a day. Read more →
Jamie Gonzalez Diaz, of Goodhue County, faced the dilemma too many women face: she had to choose between her job and the kids. Read more →
Anton Schloegl was trying to make a point when he fired his legal counsel and represented himself in his court case on charges of assaulting his fiancee during a 2016 car ride to Duluth.
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Attribution has saved area news organizations in the defamation case that Ryan Larson has brought against them after he was incorrectly and unfairly accused of being the man who killed Cold Spring police officer Thomas Decker in 2012. Read more →
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reinstated a defamation suit against an organization that helps victims of domestic violence, ruling that a story told by a man’s ex-wife at an awards banquet and fundraising newsletter is not protected.
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When Steven and Cheryl Johnson, of Carlton County, were divorced in December 2012, she got the house with the provision that the expenses for it were entirely up to her. [Wife] is awarded the homestead free from any claim or interest by [husband]. [Wife] is also solely responsible for the . . . taxes, utilities Read more →
Michelle MacDonald had claimed she was endorsed by the Republican Party’s Judicial Selection Committee in her bid for the Minnesota Supreme Court. She wasn’t,even though she was the party’s only candidate in the race to ask for it. Read more →
The Minnesota Court of Appeals today threw out the conviction of a Brooklyn Park man, arrested on drug charges, because police violated his right to privacy when using a drug-sniffing dog to sniff outside his apartment door.
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The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a district court judge’s decision to dismiss a charge against Christopher Prigge, who was stopped by a Maple Grove police officer for suspected driving under the influence in April 2016. A later search of the car discovered the gun in the center console, and, thus, the additional charges. Read more →
In 2005, the Army recalled Martin Breaker, a reservist, and when he informed BSU that he intended to return in 2008, the state university said his previous positions had been eliminated. It offered him a temporary position at less pay. 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.
The hunter’s father owns the property. Read more →
The 2016 decision to close Marine, Withrow, and Oak Park elementary schools came just a year after voters in the district approved a levy and bond to build a new school. But a new school superintendent said the demographics of ISD 834 dictated the closings, which have split the communities the district serves. Read more →
The lawsuit asserted that children of color have not received a quality education and that ‘[s]chool children in public schools throughout the State of Minnesota, including the City of Minneapolis, the City of Saint Paul, and their adjacent suburban communities, are largely segregated by race and socioeconomic status.’ Read more →