The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed a $60,000 judgment against the Minneapolis blogger known as Johnny Northside. A post led to the firing of a University of Minnesota employee, who then claimed the blogger had interfered with his contract with the U. In overturning the award the appeals court said the information was true and the blogger protected by the First Amendment.
Teen driver crashes into parked payloader; 16-year-old passenger dies
The crash happened early Saturday morning in Waconia.
Barrage of gunfire injures boy in Brooklyn Park; vehicles, apartments damaged
Police say they recovered evidence that more than 40 rounds were fired in the shooting.
Minnesota Wild back away from thin blue line T-shirt giveaway
The giveaway backfired when word of it reached social media.
Workers at Minneapolis Trader Joe's become 2nd in nation to unionize
The vote was certified by the National Labor Relations Board Friday.
Woman killed by suspected drunk-driver in St. Louis County
The crash occurred on Highway 21 in Embarrass Township Friday night.
2 ejected, 1 killed in crash that closed southbound I-35
The State Patrol says neither were wearing seat belts.
Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales
The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.
Man makes 'vague comments' about Jewish people, smashes own car with club
It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.
Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin
There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.
Court of Appeals overturns $10 million award in Stearns Co. civil case
The largest civil jury verdict in Stearns county history was overturned by the Court of Appeals. Cathy Olson filed a civil lawsuit against her uncle William Holden for sexual abuse she endured from 1977 to 1984. Olson claims repressed memories was the reasoning behind filing a lawsuit nearly 30 years later and she was awarded $10.7 million by a jury. The Court of Appeals disagrees, ruling two of her claims were barred by the statue of limitations.
Court overturns gun conviction, says front yard not a public place
Minnesota law prohibits carrying a handgun in a public place without a permit. The state Court of Appeals has overturned a St. Paul man's conviction because the judges say his front yard is not a public place. Police were called to the home by someone complaining the man was yelling and pointing the gun from his yard. The judges ruled police had no right to search the man or seize his gun.
Appeals court overturns farmer's conviction on deer baiting
A Hibbing man was charged with illegal baiting after he tossed unused vegetables near his deer stand on his property. An appeals court ruled that allowing the charges to stand could make it impossible for farmers to hunt on their own land.
U of M appeals $1 million judgment against Tubby Smith
The school says it will file an appeal with the Minnesota Supreme Court over the Jimmy Williams lawsuit. An attorney for the school says the judgment "has the potential to harm the University now and in the future." The Court of Appeals upheld an earlier decision saying the school must pay Williams $1 million after promising him a coaching job. Williams reportedly accepted the offer, put his house up for sale and quit his job at Oklahoma State. The U of M athletic director later refused to hire him.
Court overturns conviction of man who posted nude photos of ex at her workplace
The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled prosecutors failed to prove a man broke any laws when he posted nude photos of his ex-girlfriend in the men's room of the Forest Lake store where she worked.
Minn. Supreme Court to hear appeal in ex-nurse's suicide aiding case
The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear the appeal of a former nurse convicted of encouraging suicide in online chatrooms. Fifty-year-old William Melchert-Dinkel of Faribault was convicted of two counts of aiding suicide in the deaths of 32-year-old Mark Drybrough, of Coventry, England, who hanged himself in 2005; and 18-year-old Nadia Kajouji, of Brampton, Ontario, who jumped into a frozen river in 2008.
Court overrules Goodhue County plan to block wind farm
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has overturned a Goodhue County ordinance that would have prevented construction of a 50-turbine wind farm. But the project remains on hold until the developer comes up with a plan to protect eagles and other birds.
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