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Convictions Upheld For Women Who Raised Funds For Al-Shabab

A federal appeals court upheld the convictions and prison sentences Tuesday for two Minnesota women found guilty of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia despite claiming they were collecting funds for the poor.

08/25/2015

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Minnesota Legislators Expect Costly Fix To Sex Offender Program

The state of Minnesota is trying to figure out what to do with more than 700 sex offenders that a Federal court ruled are being held unconstitutionally.

08/10/2015

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Judge Denies Bid For Quick Appeal Of Sex Offenders Ruling

A federal judge has denied an attempt by the state to get a quick appeal of his ruling that Minnesota’s program for civilly committed sex offenders is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank ruled Wednesday that court rules don’t allow for an appeal at this stage of the case.

07/22/2015

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Man Pleads Guilty To Concealing Bosnian War Past To Enter U.S.

A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to concealing a lengthy criminal history and his military service during the Bosnian war when he entered the U.S. Zdenko Jakisa was charged last spring with possessing unlawfully obtained documents.

07/09/2015

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MN Terror Suspect Released Following Supreme Court Ruling

A young man who had threatened local FBI agents was set free Tuesday in part because of a U.S. Supreme court ruling 10 days ago. Mohamed Ali Omar, the older brother of one of seven Minnesota terror suspects accused of trying to join ISIS, was found guilty in March of threatening FBI agents who came to his south Minneapolis home to investigate his brother.

06/09/2015

Minnesota Terror Suspect Ordered To Remain In Jail

One of the seven Minnesota men charged with trying to join ISIS was in federal court Friday afternoon. His hearing comes as new details come to light about the chilling accusations against another one of the suspects, Mohamed Farah, who government prosecutors say threatened to kill Minnesota-based FBI agents.

05/22/2015

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Judge: Stun Gun Lawsuit Against Moorhead Officer Can Proceed

A federal judge say a lawsuit can proceed against a Moorhead police officer accused of using excessive force when he used a Taser on a 75-year-old man.

03/09/2015

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Patients Testify In Lawsuit Over Sex Offender Program

For the first time, we’re hearing from patients in Minnesota’s sex offender program. They say the state’s system of treatment is broken. It’s the second week of testimony in the class action lawsuit, which seeks to have the program ruled unconstitutional.

02/17/2015

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Peterson Calls Hearing ‘Fair,’ Wants To Return To Vikings

The NFL Players Association’s attempt to have Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reinstated has been taken under advisement by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge David Doty heard arguments from the NFLPA and the NFL on Friday. He did not provide a timetable for his decision.

02/06/2015

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Union Heads To Court To Get RB Adrian Peterson Back On Field

The latest attempt by star running back Adrian Peterson to get back on the field will come in a federal courtroom. Attorneys for the NFL Players Association were scheduled to argue Friday for Peterson’s reinstatement from a suspension levied by the league under its controversial personal conduct policy.

02/05/2015

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NHL Seeks To Dismiss Concussion Lawsuit By Former Players

It’s a rough and tumble, fast and physical game played on a sheet of ice. But former National Hockey League players are engaged in another role inside the Burger Federal Courthouse in St. Paul.

01/08/2015

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Federal Judge Won’t Halt Home Care Worker Union

A federal judge has dealt another loss to opponents of a Minnesota unionization drive by refusing to halt the launch of a home-care union while a lawsuit proceeds.

10/22/2014

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12 People Indicted In Minnesota Drug Case

Federal authorities have indicted 12 people who they say were involved in a drug trafficking operation run out of a Spring Lake Park auto repair shop. U.S. Attorney Andy Luger says the suspects were indicted on a charge of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana in Minnesota after authorities on Wednesday raided residences in Minnesota, California and Illinois.

09/25/2014

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Podcast Page: 7-30-1 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A great HUMP DAY version of the WCCO Morning News….listen back to some of the things you may have missed via Dave’s Podcast Page. Click the LINK ABOVE now to head there!

07/30/2014

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What’s Next After The Ruling In The Ventura Case

Despite Tuesday’s verdict, the widow and family of Chris Kyle have to decide if they want to continue the defamation case won by Jesse Ventura against the woman’s late husband.

07/30/2014

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Ventura Wins ‘American Sniper’ Defamation Case

A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle. On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the author of the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006.

07/29/2014

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Podcast Page: 7-29-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Miss something from Tuesday’s show? Click the link above to head to Dave’s Podcast Page!

07/29/2014

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Jury Can’t Reach Verdict In Ventura Defamation Case

The jury told the judge early Monday afternoon it could not reach a unanimous verdict in the Jesse Ventura defamation lawsuit trial. The judge told the jury to give it one more chance or the case would need to be retried.

07/28/2014

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Day 4 Of Deliberation In Ventura Trial Ends With No Verdict

The jury weighing whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was defamed by the author of “American Sniper” has ended the week without a verdict. Jurors are scheduled to resume deliberations Monday.

07/25/2014

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Jury Reaches No Verdict In Ventura Defamation Case

There’s still no verdict as jurors try to decide whether a decorated military sniper libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir. Jurors deliberated from about 9 a.m. until about 4 p.m. Wednesday before leaving the federal courthouse in St. Paul. They received the case around noon Tuesday.

07/23/2014

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Jurors Start Considering Ventura Defamation Case

An attorney for the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle says former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has failed to prove he was defamed in Kyle’s book. Ventura accused Kyle of making up a story in which he said he punched Ventura in a California bar in 2006 after Ventura made remarks critical of Navy SEALs.

07/22/2014

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St. Paul Federal Judge To Rule On MN Sex Offender Case

A case about the constitutionality of the Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program is heading to federal court. Attorney Dan Gustafson is representing 24-year-old Eric Terhaar. Both Terhaar and 48-year-old Rhonda Bailey are both trying to get released from the program.

07/18/2014

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Ventura’s SEAL Teammate Testifies In Defamation Trial

Former Gov. Jesse Ventura’s old Navy SEAL teammates are marching to his defense at his defamation trial in a St Paul federal court. Ventura is suing deceased “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle for claiming he “punched out” Ventura for making offensive, unpatriotic comments at a California bar.

07/10/2014

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Slain Sniper Author Didn’t Fear Ventura Lawsuit

Jurors in Jesse Ventura’s defamation case on Wednesday watched video testimony from a slain military sniper, who said he didn’t fear being sued for claiming in his autobiography that he had punched the former Minnesota governor inside a bar. Ventura claims “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL who was fatally shot last year at a Texas gun range.

07/09/2014

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Ventura Heads To Court In Libel Case

Jesse Ventura will head to federal court Tuesday morning in an effort to protect his name. The former Minnesota Governor filed suit against Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, the author of “American Sniper.” Ventura claims Kyle lied about a fight between them. “Libel cases are supposedly about restoring your reputation,” professor Jane Kirtley, with the University of Minnesota, said.

07/07/2014

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