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Tom Brady Lawsuit Transferred From Minnesota To New York Court

Tom Brady’s lawsuit against the NFL in which he wants his four-game suspension overturned will be heard in New York instead of Minnesota.

07/30/2015

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3 Minnesota Men Charged In Terrorism Case To Remain Jailed

Three Minnesota men accused of trying to go to Syria to join the Islamic State group will remain in custody for now.

07/08/2015

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Rare Coin Dealer Gets 6 Years For Defrauding Elderly

A Roseville rare coin dealer has been sentenced to six years in prison for defrauding elderly victims out of more than $700,000 worth of coins and cash.

07/02/2015

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Court Ruling Affects Minnesota’s Pending Sex Offender Cases

A federal judge’s declaration that Minnesota’s civil commitment setup for sex offenders is unconstitutional has raised serious questions about whether prosecutors can keep asking the state’s courts to send more offenders into the program as they approach release from prison.

06/22/2015

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Federal Court Case Will Put Accurate Pepper Labeling To The Test

It is a seasoning found on practically every dinner table — but the commonly-used spice is at the heart of a federal legal battle. The packaging of ground pepper has relied on uniformly-sized tins which were sold in two-, four- and eight-ounce sizes for decades.

06/16/2015

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Minnesota Man Convicted In Terrorism Case Ordered Released

A Minnesota man convicted of threatening federal agents during a terrorism investigation has been released while a judge weighs whether a recent Supreme Court decision affects his case.

06/09/2015

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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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