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Mpls. Man Pleads Guilty To 2003 Murder, Drops Supreme Court Appeal

A Minneapolis man agreed to plead guilty Friday to a 2003 murder which was originally appealed and was awaiting a Supreme Court decision. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, 27-year-old Jonathan “Thirsty” Turner agreed to plead guilty to intentional second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Marcus Dortch on July 29 2003.

05/31/2013

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Minn. Judges Serve Lunch At Dorothy Day Center

Minnesota Supreme Court justices, Court of Appeals judges, and other members of the judicial branch will be serving lunch to the needy at the Dorothy Day Center, as part of an effort to reach out to people in the community.

05/24/2013

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Civil Rights, Medical Groups Weigh In On HIV Case

Prosecutors are asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to reinstate the conviction of an HIV-positive man accused of passing the virus to another man, in a case that has drawn attention of medical and civil rights groups who say it violates the defendant’s constitutional rights.

05/05/2013

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Dayton Taps Lillehaug For MN Supreme Court

Gov. Mark Dayton is preparing to name former U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

03/26/2013

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Supreme Court: 2nd Amendment Doesn’t Protect Felon

The Minnesota Supreme Court says a man convicted of a drug charge is not entitled to the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

02/27/2013

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Minn. High Court Say Online Post Legally Protected

The Minnesota Supreme Court says a man’s online post calling a doctor “a real tool” is protected speech.

01/30/2013

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Dayton Looks To Next Minn. Supreme Court Pick

Gov. Mark Dayton is starting the process of filling an upcoming vacancy on the Minnesota Supreme Court that will be created when Justice Paul H. Anderson retires at the end of May.

01/04/2013

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Minn. High Court To Hear Appeal On Contractor Data

A dispute over access to records kept by a private contractor doing public work is headed to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

12/26/2012

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Ruling: Gauthier Had Right To Withdraw From Race

The Minnesota Supreme Court says the Democratic Party had the authority to put another candidate’s name on the ballot after Rep. Kerry Gauthier decided he would not seek re-election for his Duluth-area legislative seat.

12/05/2012

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3 Incumbents Re-Elected To Minn. Supreme Court

Three incumbents appointed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty won new terms on the Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday.

11/07/2012

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DNR: Supreme Court Denies Wolf Hunt Petition

The Minnesota Supreme Court denied a petition Friday that sought a review of a request to stop Minnesota’s wolf hunt season, the Department Natural Resources said.

10/26/2012

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Minn. Supreme Court Won’t Block Wolf Hunt

The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected an effort to block the state’s wolf hunting season from opening Nov. 3.

10/26/2012

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State Supreme Court To Hear Assisted Suicide Case

The state’s highest court has agreed to hear the appeal of a former nurse whw was convicted of searching out suicidal people in online chat rooms and encouraging them to kill themselves.

10/19/2012

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Newest Minn. Supreme Court Justice Set For Oath

Minnesota’s highest court is formally making a historic transformation. New Supreme Court Justice Wilhelmina Wright was set Tuesday to take her oath and a spot on the seven-member panel.

10/16/2012

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Groups Ask MN Supreme Court To Block Wolf Season

Two groups have asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to block the state’s wolf hunting and trapping season.

10/15/2012

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