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Woman Gets Probation In Minnesota Al-Shabab Case

A former Minnesota woman who lied to a grand jury about raising money for men who left the state to join a terrorist group in Somalia was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation and ordered to perform community service. Saynab Hussein, 24, of Nashville, Tennessee, showed remorse during Wednesday’s sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

05/14/2014

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Davis Urges Congress To Provide Funding For Courts

In a rare move, a federal judge in Minnesota invited media cameras into his courtroom on Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Michael Davis asked lawmakers to put a stop to sequestration cuts that would impact the federal court system.

08/28/2013

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Judge Warns Of Sequestration’s ‘Devastating’ Effects

The unprecedented letter from all 87 U.S. Federal District Court chief judges warns that the upcoming sequester cuts are “devastating.” In Minnesota, Chief Judge Michael Davis says the budget stalemate not only threatens court staffing, but also raises serious concerns about constitutional justice. “No one in their right mind in Congress thought that would happen because they thought everybody would blink – and people didn’t blink,” Davis said.

08/16/2013

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Judge Dismisses Moorhead Drug Ordinance Challenge

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a Moorhead ordinance outlawing drug paraphernalia.

01/11/2013

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Judge: Man In Terror Case A ‘Danger'; Ordered Held

A Minnesota man who pleaded guilty last year to helping young Somalis leave Minnesota and return to their homeland to fight with the terror group al-Shabab must stay in custody until his sentencing.

10/24/2012

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Red Lake Man Gets 3 Years Supervision For Involuntary Manslaughter

A judge sentenced a 21-year-old Red Lake man to three years of supervised release Wednesday in the death of a juvenile who flew out of the back of the man’s truck nearly three years ago, the Department of Justice said.

05/16/2012

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Defendant In Minn. Terror Trial Arrested

A Minnesota woman on trial for allegedly funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia was found in contempt of court Monday when she refused to stand for the judge, citing religious grounds.

10/03/2011

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Somali Man Gets Release Revoked After Violation

A Somali man who was to be released to his family’s home pending sentencing on terror charges will remain in custody.

09/30/2011

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Record Companies Plan Music Downloading Appeal

Recording industry attorneys are appealing a recent ruling that reduced the amount of money a Minnesota woman must pay for willfully violating the copyrights of 24 songs.

08/22/2011

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