Environmental Groups' Haze Reduction Challenge RejectedA federal appeals court has rejected a challenge by environmental groups to Minnesota's plan for reducing haze over Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday let the Environmental Protection Agency's approval of Minnesota's rules stand.
Synthetic Drugs Conviction Upheld For Ex-Headshop OwnerA federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed the conviction of a former Minnesota head shop owner who openly sold millions of dollars' worth of synthetic drugs from his store in downtown Duluth.
Order Stayed For Sex Offender Program ChangesA federal appeals court has granted a full stay of a judge's order requiring changes to Minnesota's sex offender program.
Federal Court Declines To Overturn Union For Home-Care WorkersA federal appeals court panel declined Thursday to overturn a new union for thousands of Minnesota personal care attendants who assist the disabled and elderly in home-based settings.
Judges Deliberating On 'American Sniper' Appeal CaseAttorneys for "American Sniper" widow Taya Kyle on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to throw out the $1.8 million defamation award a Minnesota jury gave former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura.
Appeals Court To Consider Bath Salts CaseA former Minnesota head shop owner who flouted authorities as he openly sold synthetic drugs labeled "herbal incense," ''spice" and "bath salts" is hoping to persuade a federal appeals court that he acted legally and that the law that sent him to prison is unconstitutional.
8th Circuit Won't Rehear Minnesota Women's Terror CaseThe 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals won't rehear the appeal of two Minnesota women convicted of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia.
Conviction Affirmed For Minnesota Man In Al-Shabab CaseA federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a man who authorities say played a key role in funneling others from Minnesota to the terrorist group al-Shabab in Somalia.
NFLPA: Judge 'Unassailably Correct' In Siding With PetersonThe NFL Players Association has submitted its written argument to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, criticizing the suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson that has since expired.
NFL: Judge's Ruling Discounted Harm To LeagueThe NFL says a federal judge failed to consider all the harm that would be inflicted on team owners when she lifted football's labor lockout last month.
Appeals Court Sets June 3 Hearing On Lockout FightA federal appeals court has agreed to a speeded-up schedule to hear the NFL's appeal of the order that lifted the lockout a week ago.