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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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Prosecutors: Minn. Man Steered Recruits To Somalia

A Minneapolis man helped young Somali expatriates return to the war-torn country they left years ago so they could join a terrorist group fighting the U.N.-backed government there, a prosecutor said Tuesday at the outset of the man’s trial.

10/02/2012

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