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Charges: Father Cut Daughters’ Throats

A River Falls father was charged with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide Thursday in the deaths of his three young daughters.

07/12/2012

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Trial Underway For ‘Right To Die’ Group

The debate over a person’s “right to die” is taking place in a Dakota County courtroom.

07/02/2012

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Judge Reconsiders Charge For Woman Who Refused To Stand

A federal judge will reconsider his penalty for a woman who refused to stand in court.

06/05/2012

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Court Nixes Most Contempt Counts In MN Terror Case

A federal appeals court has thrown out 19 of the 20 contempt-of-court citations against a Rochester woman convicted of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia.

06/04/2012

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Best Tennis Courts And Clubs In Minnesota

While winter hermits turn to outdoor tennis and other activities during the summer months in Minnesota, tennis remains primarily an indoor event in the northern United States. Most communities offer public courts in local parks, but the truly serious year-round tennis player takes advantage of the high-quality indoor facilities statewide at the best clubs in the state.

05/26/2012

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Mpls. Woman Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking A Teenager

A Minneapolis woman pleaded guilty to sex trafficking a minor on Friday in federal court, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Kimberly Susan Latham, 33, now faces at least 10 years in prison and could receive life behind bars. Her sentence length will be determined at a future hearing.

05/05/2012

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Senser Pleads Not Guilty To Talking On Phone, Speeding

Amy Senser pleaded not guilty Monday to her latest and third felony charge, after a police investigation determined she was on the phone at the time she allegedly hit and killed a man last year.

04/16/2012

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Hennepin County Allows WCCO Camera In For Civil Trial

For the first time, a television camera was allowed inside a civil trial in Hennepin County.

03/13/2012

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Judge Allows Cameras In Court For Pilot Project

Chances are you’ve seen real court cases, like the OJ Simpson murder trial, on TV before. In fact, news cameras are allowed into courtrooms in most states, including Wisconsin and Iowa – but not Minnesota. That is, however, until Friday.

03/09/2012

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House Passes Bill To Let Attorneys Carry Guns

The Minnesota House has passed two bills that would increase personal security for county attorneys, including one that would let them carry guns.

02/29/2012

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Talk About It: ‘Funkytown’ Composer Battles Music Biz

The Twin Cities composer of a highly popular song is in a legal battle that is being watched by top recording artists nationwide.

12/07/2011

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Court: No Review Of Minn. Sealed Absentee Ballots

Who would have gained from votes in thousands of rejected absentee ballots in Minnesota’s close 2008 Senate race will forever remain a mystery.

11/16/2011

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Minn. Court To Take Public Input On Political Maps

A series of eight hearings designed to get input on Minnesota’s political boundaries is beginning.

10/02/2011

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Gov. Christie Back In The News

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey is back in the news, this time defending his appointment of a Muslim as a judge to the state bench. Watch his press conference.

08/04/2011

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Verdict For 2 Americans In Iran Within A Week

The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran on charges of espionage said Sunday the court will announce its verdict within a week, dashing hopes for their immediate release after a final hearing in the case.

07/31/2011

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Brother Of NHL Enforcer Boogaard Appears In Court

The brother of NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard has made his first court appearance on charges stemming from his brother’s overdose death last May.

07/25/2011

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Swanson Sentenced For 1st Murder; Pleads Guilty To 2nd

A Twin Cities teenager who’s admitted to killing two women in Iowa has been sentenced to life in prison and pleaded guilty to a second murder.

07/07/2011

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Pilot Program Allows Cameras In Some Minn. Courts

A pilot project has begun that will allow Minnesotans a closer look at what goes on in some courtrooms.

07/04/2011

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Hearing To Consider Court Funding During MN Shutdown

Three days before a government shutdown the lawyers for the Attorney General’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office and Gov. Mark Dayton fought to keep funding for the judicial branch of government.

06/27/2011

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Brawl Erupts At Casey Anthony Trial!

Why would you wait in line 10 hours to see a trial? These people are fired up!

06/17/2011

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Dayton Seeks Minn. Shutdown Protection From Court

Gov. Mark Dayton filed a petition in Ramsey County court Wednesday laying out services that he says must be preserved if state government shuts down July 1.

06/15/2011

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Duluth City Retirees Take Insurance Case To Court

The Minnesota Supreme Court is considering whether the City of Duluth can change health insurance benefits for its retirees to match those of its current employees.

05/03/2011

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Appeals Court Reverses Award In Cirrus Crash Case

The Minnesota Court of Appeals says Duluth-based Cirrus Design did not have a duty to provide pilot training to a Grand Rapids man whose plane crashed in 2003, killing him and his passenger.

04/19/2011

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Man Pleads Guilty To DNR ‘Wall Of Shame’ Theft

A man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing more than 20 mounted animals and other items from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

02/17/2011

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Would You Wear This To Court?

Lindsey Lohan keeps ending up in court, and apparently has decided to dress for it as though she’s on a red carpet. This can’t end well, can it?

02/10/2011

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