Minn. Supreme Court: Warrantless Blood & Urine Tests UnconstitutionalThe Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld a Minnesota Court of Appeals decision that a blood or urine test administered without a warrant is unconstitutional.
Pine River Dairy Farmers Win Appeal Against Crow Wing Power CompanyA dairy farm in Pine River will be able to reopen after a court ruled in its favor Tuesday. A Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a Cass County ruling declaring that Crow Wing Power & Light Company acted in negligence for years, causing Randy and Peggy Norman to lose their dairy farm.
Enbridge: Sandpiper Pipeline Delayed Until 2019Enbridge Energy Partners says it expects to push back until 2019 the start-up dates for its proposed Sandpiper pipeline and a replacement for its existing Line 3 pipeline because of a court-ordered environmental review. Company officials told analysts Wednesday the projects probably won't go into service until early 2019.
Fmr. Supreme Court Candidate's Test-Refusal Conviction AffirmedThe Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed the test-refusal conviction of a former Supreme Court candidate who was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
Citizens Do Not Have Free Speech Right To Disrupt City Meetings, Court RulesThe Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that citizens do not have a free speech right to disrupt public meetings.
Appeals Court Says Urine Tests Without Warrant UnconstitutionalThe Minnesota Court of Appeals says a state law making it a crime for someone arrested for drunken driving to refuse a urine test without a warrant is unconstitutional. The appeals court on Monday reversed the conviction of a driver who refused to submit to a blood or urine test.
Court Affirms Minn. Man's Assisting-Suicide ConvictionAn appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a Minnesota man for assisting the suicide of a British man, but reversed his conviction for attempting to assist a Canadian woman's suicide.
Dayton Makes Court Of Appeals Picks: Jesson, SmithGov. Mark Dayton named his human services commissioner to a spot on the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Friday, leaving a vacancy at the top of the state's largest agency. Commissioner Lucinda Jesson was named to one of two vacancies on the Court of Appeals, joining the bench with Tracy Smith, deputy general counsel at the University of Minnesota.
MN Court Of Appeals: Warrant Needed Before Giving DWI Blood TestThe Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a decision Tuesday declaring that law enforcement must have a warrant before giving a blood test to a suspected impaired driver. The opinion, written by Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks, states that the 2012 subdivision of Minnesota's Driving While Impaired laws that makes it a crime for refusal to submit to a chemical test -- blood, breath or urine -- is unconstitutional.
Court: Environmental Study Required For Pipeline CertificateThe Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed regulators' decision to grant a certificate of need for the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, saying Monday that state regulators must complete an environmental impact statement before the certificate can be issued.
Appeals Court Upholds Law In Breath Test Refusal CaseThe Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld a law that makes it a crime for someone to refuse a breath test when arrested for drunken driving. Monday's ruling comes in the case of David Bennett, who was arrested after a 2013 crash and refused a breath test at the Ramsey County Jail.
Ruling: Cop Can Be Sued For Stolen Squad Car's Role In Fatal CrashA Crookston, Minnesota, police officer whose stolen squad car was involved in a fatal crash in 2011 is now facing a civil lawsuit.