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Convictions Upheld For Women Who Raised Funds For Al-ShababA 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.
Minnesota Legislators Expect Costly Fix To Sex Offender ProgramThe 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.
Judge Denies Bid For Quick Appeal Of Sex Offenders RulingA 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.
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.
MN Terror Suspect Released Following Supreme Court RulingA 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.
Minnesota Terror Suspect Ordered To Remain In JailOne 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.
Judge: Stun Gun Lawsuit Against Moorhead Officer Can ProceedA 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.
Patients Testify In Lawsuit Over Sex Offender ProgramFor 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.
Peterson Calls Hearing ‘Fair,’ Wants To Return To VikingsThe 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.
Union Heads To Court To Get RB Adrian Peterson Back On FieldThe 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.
NHL Seeks To Dismiss Concussion Lawsuit By Former PlayersIt'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.
Federal Judge Won't Halt Home Care Worker UnionA 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.