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Appeals Court Backs $50M Settlement In NFL Retirees Case

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s approval of a $50 million settlement in a lawsuit over publicity rights for retired NFL players. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected arguments by several retirees — including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini — that the class-action settlement on behalf of around 25,000 players was unfair.

05/21/2015

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Environmental Groups, EPA Settle Suit Over Sherco Emissions

Clean air advocates, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a subsidiary of Xcel Energy have reached a settlement that will reduce emissions from the Sherco plant in Sherburne County. The settlement was filed Friday in U.S. District Court.

05/15/2015

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Obama Taps Minnesota Justice Wright For Federal Judgeship

Minnesota’s newest nominee for a federal judgeship would be moving over from the state’s Supreme Court. President Barack Obama on Wednesday selected Justice Wilhelmina Wright for a U.S. District Court opening in Minnesota. That appointment is subject to U.S. Senate confirmation.

04/15/2015

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Woman Pleads Guilty To Massive Prescription Drug Fraud

An Eyota, Minnesota, woman has pleaded guilty to fraudulently acquiring prescription drugs.

04/09/2015

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Loretto Man Gets 22 Months For Lying About Employee Wages

A 52-year-old Loretto man was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to nearly two years federal prison for lying about employee wages for a company that assisted with state highway and road construction projects.

03/03/2015

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Minnesota Man Pleads Not Guilty To Supporting Islamic State

A Minneapolis man who was stopped at a New York City airport in November as he and three others were allegedly trying to travel to Syria has pleaded not guilty to charges associated with supporting the Islamic State group.

02/25/2015

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Lawsuit Over Toyota Crash Moves Forward

It’s a complicated trial that has the attention of many who drive a Toyota.

01/13/2015

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Jury In Toyota Case Told To Disregard Driver’s Prison Time

The judge presiding over a lawsuit against Toyota over a 2006 crash that killed three people told jurors at the outset of the trial Thursday to disregard that one of the drivers was sent to prison before he was released amid reports of a sudden acceleration problem affecting some of the automaker’s cars.

01/08/2015

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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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Judge Dismisses Minnesota Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Brooklyn Center police officer who shot and killed a man during a traffic stop. U.S. District Court Judge David Doty ruled Monday that Officer Ryan Soliday was justified in using deadly force against 24-year-old Edmond Fair in August 2013.

09/09/2014

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Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering

A 30-year-old Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering after $200,000 was found in his trunk during a traffic stop in northern Idaho in January 2013.

08/19/2014

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U.S. District Court Hosts Freedom Riders Exhibit

A traveling exhibit that takes a look at a specific chapter of the civil rights movement is spending two weeks in Minnesota. The Freedom Riders exhibit focuses on six months in 1961 when more than 400 Americans challenged segregation by riding buses through the South in integrated groups.

06/05/2014

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Militia Member Sentenced To 3-Plus Years In Prison

Twenty-five-year-old Buford Rogers is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court after pleading guilty to one count of possessing a firearm illegally and one count of possessing an unregistered destructive device.

04/28/2014

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US Courts Warn Of Email Scam

The federal judiciary is informing the public of an email scam that could infect recipients with computer viruses. The U.S. District Court of Minnesota says on its website that the emails look like they are coming from federal or state courts.

01/14/2014

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Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty In Weapons Case

A Minnesota militia member indicted in what the FBI once called a “terror plot” is expected to plead guilty. Twenty-five-year-old Buford Braden Rogers is scheduled to enter his plea Friday afternoon in U.S. District Court.

01/10/2014

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Judge Denies New Trial For Minn. Head Shop Owner

A federal judge on Tuesday denied a motion for a new trial or acquittal for a Duluth head shop owner and two employees convicted in a major synthetic drug case. U.S. District Judge David Doty wrote that the evidence presented at trial was “more than sufficient” to support the convictions of Jim Carlson, his girlfriend and Carlson’s son.

12/10/2013

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Federal Courts Stay Open If Government Closes

The federal court in Minnesota wants you to know the judiciary will continue normal operations in the event of a government shutdown. About 800,000 federal workers could be furloughed beginning Tuesday if Congress fails to approve a temporary spending bill to keep the government running.

09/27/2013

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18 Claim Their Personal Data Was Wrongly Accessed

Eighteen people say dozens of public workers across the state violated their privacy by looking up their personal data. The group is filing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Minnesota on Thursday against more than 50 counties, municipalities and multiple state officials.

09/12/2013

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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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Redby Man Pleads Guilty In Machete Attack

A 19-year-old Redby man has pleaded guilty to attacking another man with a machete as the victim slept.

07/01/2013

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Minn. Faith Leaders To Call For Immigration Reform

Some of Minnesota’s Christian faith leaders are calling for compassionate immigration reform. The leaders plan to release a joint statement at a news conference Wednesday on the plaza of the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Minneapolis.

06/26/2013

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Leader Of Drug Ring In ND, MN Sentenced To Prison

A man who admitted forming a ring that supplied drugs across North Dakota and Minnesota has been sentenced to federal prison. Twenty-seven-year-old Noah Berglund, of Roseau, Minn., was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Fargo, N.D., on Monday to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release.

06/25/2013

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Sentencings Approach In Somali Terror Case

Nine people convicted in a government investigation of terror recruitment and financing for an al-Qaida-linked group in Somalia are to be sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

05/10/2013

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Hearing Set For Man In Alleged Minn. Terror Plot

A detention hearing is scheduled for a man arrested in what the FBI is calling a thwarted terror plot in western Minnesota.

05/08/2013

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Duluth Head Shop Owner Pleads Not Guilty To Charges

The owner of a Duluth head shop and three workers have pleaded not guilty to federal charges of selling synthetic drugs that authorities say were misbranded and marketed as incense, potpourri or bath salts.

12/21/2012

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