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Experts Testify In MN Sex Offender Program Trial

A federal judge is closer to deciding if it’s constitutional to keep Minnesota sex offenders in custody indefinitely. Only three offenders have been released from treatment.

02/18/2015

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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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Target Agrees To $4M Settlement For Inaccurate Pricing

Target has agreed to pay nearly $4 million to settle a lawsuit that claims the retailer charged higher prices than advertised.

02/11/2015

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Lawsuit Could Change Minnesota’s Sex Offender Program

Testimony begins Monday in a lawsuit that could bring big changes to Minnesota’s sex offender program. In Minnesota, there are 700 sex offenders kept away in indefinite treatment, more than in any other state.

02/08/2015

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Family Of Woman Killed In Hwy 212 Shooting Sues Officer, Chaska

The family of a woman shot and killed by police on Highway 212 last year is suing Chaska Police. The lawsuit says that Dawn Pfister was a hostage and was needlessly shot and killed by Chaska Police. Pfister was in a car driven by her boyfriend, Mathew Serbus, last February. Their car rear ended another vehicle, and they fled the scene. Police began a high-speed chase.

02/03/2015

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Jury Finds Toyota Partially At Fault For Fatal Wreck

A federal jury has reached a verdict in a lawsuit alleging a design defect in the 1996 Toyota Camry caused a crash that killed three people in Minnesota in 2006.

02/03/2015

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Jury Deliberations Continue In Toyota Case

A jury will continue deliberations Thursday on whether Toyota is at fault for a car crash that killed three people. Koua Fong Lee crashed his Camry into the Trice-Adams family in St. Paul in 2006, but says the car was defective.

01/29/2015

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Melissa Rivers Files Lawsuit In Mother Joan Rivers’ Death

The lawsuit filed in Manhattan State Supreme Court paints a picture of a careless, cocky staff of doctors who ran roughshod over Rivers while she was unconscious, and it suggests that she died because of their incompetence.

01/27/2015

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‘American Sniper’ Astounds With $105.3M Over MLK Weekend

Clint Eastwood’s R-rated Iraq War drama “American Sniper” opened in January like a superhero movie in July, taking in a record $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. four-day weekend.

01/19/2015

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CapX2020 Project Forced To Buy Organic Dairy

A popular organic dairy in Scott County is closing its doors after a major power line project skirted the property. The owners of Cedar Summit Dairy won a district court lawsuit that required a power consortium to buy the farm. The CapX2020 project is constructing huge transmission towers to move electricity across the upper Midwest.

01/13/2015

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Robbinsdale Police Settles Excessive Force Suit With Former Gophers Star

The Robbinsdale Police Department has settled a federal excessive force lawsuit against one of its officers. Former Gopher basketball star Melvin Newbern filed the lawsuit after his arrest two years ago.

01/12/2015

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Twin Cities Woman Successfully Sues Norway

A Twin Cities woman has won a historic case against the country of Norway. Ellen Ewald sued Norway after finding out she had different benefits and pay than her male coworkers at the Norwegian Consulate.

01/02/2015

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Peterson, NFL Players Union Sue League Over Suspension

The legal case with Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took another step forward Monday morning as the NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit on behalf of Peterson over the denial of his appealed suspension.

12/15/2014

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DNR Settles White Bear Lake Lawsuit

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has settled a lawsuit over declining water levels in White Bear Lake. A group of homeowners sued the DNR two years ago, claiming the agency had allowed too much groundwater use in the area.

12/01/2014

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St. Paul Archdiocese Sues Insurance Companies

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is suing 20 insurance companies to try to force them to cover its liabilities for clergy sex abuse claims. The carriers provided liability coverage to the archdiocese going back to the late 1940s through 1986.

11/25/2014

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Mille Lacs Anglers, Resorts Take DNR To Court

Frustrated with tighter fishing restrictions on Lake Mille Lacs, resorters and sport fishing groups had their day in court. They’re suing the Department of Natural Resources for ignoring a constitutional amendment.

11/20/2014

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Disputes Could Lead To Minn. African American Museum’s Foreclosure

It has been more than five years since work began to open the Minnesota African American Museum. First, there were issues with finances. Now, problems with the restoration of the building are delaying the project again. The museum was undergoing renovation when the construction company hired to do the work walked off the job.

11/19/2014

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Judge Won’t Block Honeywell’s Health Screening Requirements

A federal judge in Minneapolis denied a request from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to temporarily block Honeywell’s new health program. The program requires Honeywell employees to undergo health screenings such as measuring blood pressure and cholesterol, or else face a fine of up to $4,000.

11/04/2014

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Honeywell Facing Lawsuit Over Health Tests

Two Minnesota employees have filed complaints against Honeywell for its wellness program, and the federal government is suing to stop it.

10/29/2014

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Kieran’s Owner Suing For Lost Business During Block E Construction

You can’t see the front door of Kieran’s Irish Pub, because it’s covered in plastic and the windows are boarded up. Owner Peter Kellin says business is down 27 percent since Block E renovations began.

10/21/2014

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Fmr. Farmington Coach May Sue For Wrongful Termination

A former Minnesota high school coach is considering a wrongful termination lawsuit after she was fired. Four years ago, Lynn Bauman started the Farmington Community Education youth gymnastics program called Twist-N-Tumble. After she left to start her own gym in September, Farmington Gymnastics Center, she was fired from her job as the Farmington High School gymnastics coach.

10/16/2014

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Kesha, Producer Dr. Luke Trade Lawsuits Over Abuse Claims

Kesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer’s claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse.

10/15/2014

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Lawsuit: MN House Candidate Saws Neighbor’s Garage In Half

A Minnesota House candidate is being sued in civil court after cutting his neighbor’s garage in half in a property dispute. A lawsuit filed by Mark Besemann, of Iron, against Roger Weber, a Nashwauk Republican, asks for $20,000 in damages to the garage and $20,000 in punitive damages.

09/22/2014

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Priest Accused Of Sex Abuse Resigns From St. Thomas

A priest and full-time faculty member of the University of St. Thomas has announced he will resign from his position in the school’s department of Catholic studies. The university announced Father Michael Keating’s resignation Thursday morning.

09/18/2014

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Citizen Group Files Lawsuit To Stop SWLRT Plans

The Southwest Corridor Light Rail project has another obstacle to overcome after a group filed a lawsuit to stop it. Lakes and Parks Alliance, a grassroots citizen group, claims the project violates state and federal law since the latest design was approved before the environmental impact study was complete.

09/08/2014

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