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Judge To Review Launch Of MN Voter Sign-Up Site

A Web site where people can register to vote in Minnesota is undergoing scrutiny in court. A Ramsey County District judge was hearing a lawsuit Friday on the online sign-up tool launched in September by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.

12/13/2013

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Another Potential Snag For Vikings Stadium Project?

There’s more objection surrounding the new Vikings stadium on Thursday, a little more than a week after officials broke ground on one of the largest construction projects in Minnesota history. Except this time it literally deals with areas surrounding the new stadium.

12/12/2013

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Lawsuit Seeks List Of Accused Priests In Duluth

A lawsuit filed on behalf of a man who claims he was sexually abused by a priest in the Diocese of Duluth in the 1970s is asking the diocese to release its list of 17 priests accused of molesting minors.

12/09/2013

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Lawyer Tab In Brodkorb Case Tops $390,000

A now-settled lawsuit filed by a fired staffer cost the Minnesota Senate $396,000 in legal defense fees on top of a severance award, a new tally based on a billing document made public Friday shows.

12/06/2013

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Como Neighborhood Sues General Mills Over TCE

A Minneapolis neighborhood is taking on General Mills in two class-action lawsuits. Residents in the Como neighborhood of Minneapolis say chemicals dumped years ago at an old General Mills research facility near their homes lowers property values and puts their health at risk.

12/06/2013

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High Court: Firm Subcontracts Not Public Under Law

The Minnesota Supreme Court says a private business working on a construction project for the St. Louis County School District does not have to provide subcontractor data under open records laws. The decision reverses an earlier ruling by the state Court of Appeals.

11/20/2013

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Former Gopher Part Of Lawsuit Against NCAA

A former Gopher football player is part of a new class action lawsuit against the NCAA. Joey Balthazor Jr. was a linebacker for the Gophers from 2009 to 2012. He is joining two other former college players to force the NCAA to establish a medical monitoring fund.

11/19/2013

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Lawsuit: Priest Admitted Abuse But Stayed Active

A Minnesota man who claims he was sexually abused by a priest from 1989 through 1992 sued the Twin Cities archdiocese, St. John’s Abbey and a center that treats clergy with psychological issues on Tuesday.

11/19/2013

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Sauk Rapids Graphic Artist Challenges National Security Agency

It was Edward Snowden’s revelations of domestic spying by the National Security Agency that hatched the idea — graphic artist Dan McCall would take the NSA’s emblem and create a new look with a funny twist. “When I got finished I thought, this is pretty good – I thought it was fun,” McCall said.

11/01/2013

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Minn. Republican Sues To Block Senate Building

A former Republican lawmaker has filed suit in Ramsey County District Court to stop an $89.5 million State Senate office building project. The Minnesota Legislature approved the new office building for Senators and staff in the last days of the 2013 session.

10/31/2013

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Athlete Suspended Over Tweet Will Get To Wrestle

A Minnesota high school athlete who was suspended over a tweet has dropped his push for a court order that would allow him to compete after learning he’ll be allowed to wrestle this season. Tyson Leon, a 16-year-old football player and wrestler at Shakopee High School, had argued that his tweet about “drilling” his teammates was about tackling opponents.

10/24/2013

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Minn. Athlete Challenges Suspension From Sports

A Minnesota high school athlete is challenging his suspension from sports, saying a tweet about drilling his teammates was about tackling opponents and wasn’t a threat. Tyson Leon, a 16-year-old football player and wrestler at Shakopee High School, says the suspension from sports is hurting his chances of getting a wrestling scholarship to attend college. However, a school district attorney said in court Tuesday that his suspension was only for football and that he will still be able to wrestle, according to the Star Tribune.

10/23/2013

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City Lawsuit: Apt. Building Illegally Pumping Water Into Chain Of Lakes

The City of Minneapolis is suing the owners of an Uptown apartment building because the city says thousands of gallons of water are illegally pumped into the chain of lakes each day.

10/22/2013

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Cop Cameras Could Cut Back On Complaints, ‘Use Of Force’

Some Minneapolis city leaders believe fitting police officers with cameras on their uniforms can save the city money and protect officers from frivolous complaints. On Thursday, council members Betsy Hodges, Gary Schiff and Cam Gordon showed the body cameras to members of the media.

10/17/2013

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Report Details Allegations Against Priest, Professor

A police report obtained by WCCO details a Chicago County woman’s claims against a prominent Twin Cities priest and University of St. Thomas professor. The woman claims he abused her starting when she was just 13 years old.

10/15/2013

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Lawsuit Alleges Abuse By St. Thomas Priest

A woman is suing a university priest and professor in St. Paul for alleged sexual abuse beginning when she was 13 years old. The civil lawsuit against the Rev. Michael Jerome Keating of the University of St. Thomas was filed Monday in Ramsey County.

10/14/2013

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Minn. Senate Committee To Vote On Brodkorb Deal

A committee of the Minnesota Senate is meeting to vote on a $30,000 lawsuit settlement for an ex-aide who was fired after revelations of his affair with the majority leader.

09/30/2013

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Minn. Senators To Vote Monday On Brodkorb Deal

Minnesota state senators are scheduled to vote Monday on a $30,000 settlement that ends a lawsuit brought by an ex-aide who was fired over his affair with the majority leader.

09/27/2013

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News Click: Michael Brodkorb Suit Is Settled…..

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09/26/2013

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Minn. Senate Settles Lawsuit From Fired Staffer

The Minnesota Senate agreed Thursday to settle a lawsuit brought by a former staffer who was fired after he was found to be having an affair with the chamber’s majority leader. The Senate agreed to pay Michael Brodkorb $30,000, an amount that chamber leaders said was equal to severance offered Brodkorb before he was fired in December 2011. He had been seeking more than $500,000.

09/26/2013

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Homeowners, Businesses Sue DNR Over White Bear Lake Issues

One of Minnesota’s premier lakes has been disappearing before our very eyes. White Bear Lake is now down more than five feet to the lowest level ever seen. And some homeowners and businesses say the DNR is to blame.

09/11/2013

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Minn. Senate Attorneys Want Brodkorb Suit Tossed

A federal magistrate is weighing whether to dismiss the lawsuit filed by a fired Minnesota Senate aide.

08/28/2013

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Talking Points: Dayton’s Investigation Into The Wilfs

The Vikings stadium is in trouble. Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered an investigation into the Wilf family’s finances in the aftermath of a New Jersey judge’s ruling that the Wilf family committed civil fraud.

08/25/2013

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Wabasha Citizens Sue The County & State Over Safe Driving Program

The citizens of Wabasha are suing their county and the state over an illegal safe driving class program, according to a press release from attorneys Mohrman & Kaardal. After the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners refused to hear a resolution to stop the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Department’s Safe Driving Class program, the lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in Wabasha County District Court.

08/21/2013

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Judge Hears Arguments Over Vikings Stadium Funding

More questions about funding for the nearly billion-dollar Vikings Stadium came to light on Tuesday at the State Capitol. Last week, a judge found Vikings owner Zygi Wilf guilty of defrauding business partners out of $51 million some 20 years ago.

08/20/2013

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