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Day 3 Of Deliberations Ends In Ventura Lawsuit

A third day of jury deliberations in a defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has ended without a verdict. Jurors broke for the day after about 7½ hours of deliberations Thursday and are due to reconvene at 9 a.m. Friday. Altogether, the jury has deliberated for about 19 hours since midday Tuesday.

07/24/2014

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Podcast Page: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 7-22-14

A busy Tuesday show….listen to some of the things you may have missed by clicking the link above.

07/22/2014

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Closing Arguments For Ventura Trial Set For Tuesday

Closing arguments are scheduled for Tuesday in the Jesse Ventura defamation trial. The former Governor says he was defamed by the book “American Sniper”, which claims he was “punched out” in a California bar for making offensive comments, an incident Ventura says never happened.

07/21/2014

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Reality Check: Is Jesse Ventura ‘Controversial’?

Former Gov. Jesse Ventura’s defamation trial had a day off in St. Paul federal court Friday after a week of surprising revelations. Among them, Ventura testified in court that he doesn’t know if he’s controversial, or if he says anything provocative.

07/18/2014

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Active-Duty Navy SEAL Testifies In Ventura Trial

Navy SEAL John Kelly says he was at the California bar attending the funeral wake of a fellow SEAL the night “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle said he punched Jesse Ventura for making offensive statements. Kelly says he saw the former Minnesota governor on the ground, and earlier had heard him make disparaging statements about SEALs.

07/15/2014

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Ventura: No Bar Fight With ‘American Sniper’ Kyle

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has testified he doesn’t remember any confrontation with the “American Sniper” author who claimed to have punched out Ventura in a bar. Ventura is suing the estate of late military sniper Chris Kyle for defamation because he says the story is a lie.

07/11/2014

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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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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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Judge Won’t Dismiss Ventura ‘American Sniper’ Suit

A judge is allowing former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura’s defamation lawsuit against the widow of slain “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle to go to trial.

03/19/2014

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Ventura: ‘American Sniper’ Suit Not Aimed At Widow

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura contends he isn’t going after the widow of slain “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle by continuing his defamation lawsuit, but rather the publisher’s insurance company. “It’s not me against her,” Ventura said in a wide-ranging interview Monday night with The Associated Press. Ventura alleges that Kyle, considered to be the deadliest sniper in American history, defamed him in his best-selling book. In it, the former Navy SEAL describes a 2006 bar fight in which he claims he punched someone named “Scruff Face,” whom he later identified as Ventura. Ventura, also a former Navy SEAL and pro wrestler, says the fight never happened.

02/10/2014

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The Ventura SOTU

Former MN Governor Jesse Ventura launches his new show with his very own State of the Union.

01/31/2014

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Ex-Gov. Jesse Ventura Speaks On Shutdown With WCCO

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is rarely short on opinion, and he weighed in on the federal government shutdown with WCCO’s Nina Moini on Sunday. Ventura was at the Mall Of America, signing copies of his latest book.

10/14/2013

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Paulsen, Ellison Reassure Constituents About Gov’t Shutdown’s End

The federal government shutdown is now affecting Minnesota jobs. The state will lay off 105 health department workers immediately, and thousands of other federal workers in the state will face the same fate. And Congress appears to be standing still. According to Congressman Erik Paulsen’s office, he skipped out on his own event Monday to head back to Washington to work on ending the shutdown. Some disappointed constituents, like Michael Waring of Edina, said they wanted to talk with him about ending the shutdown – even if it means joining with Democrats to do it.

10/07/2013

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Former Gov. Ventura Likens Gov’t Shutdown To Terrorism

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has compared the federal government shutdown to an act of terrorism and he’s pushing a petition for people to voice their displeasure.

10/07/2013

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Cleary Named To Top Spot On Minn. Appeals Court

The first person Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton appointed to the Minnesota Court of Appeals became his choice Wednesday to lead the 19-member court.

09/18/2013

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