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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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