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.
Flash flooding as torrential rain hammers Cambridge
Flooding and damage from a non-severe storm Wednesday evening.
Minneapolis nonprofit celebrates anonymous donor's $1.5M gift
Appetite For Change is building sustainable, local food systems in North Minneapolis.
On the lam since 2007, suspect in MN murder case arrested in Florida
The suspect is one of three men connected to a fatal drive-by shooting on St. Paul's West Side.
Motorcyclist in collision with deer dies from injuries
The 55-year-old from Princeton died at a hospital a day after the crash.
Burnsville approves measure that will make its landfill much taller
The expansion will increase the landfill's allowable height by an additional 268 feet.
Northern MN man found guilty in 1980s cold case murder
Nancy Daugherty was found dead in the afternoon hours of July 16, 1986.
Breakfast spot in Ham Lake closes after decades in business
The business posted an announcement on its front door.
St. Paul man killed partner, himself while their 5 kids were home
St. Paul confirmed the double shooting on Tuesday evening was murder-suicide.
Minnesota, Wisconsin kids competing in USA Mullet Championships
The contest is divided into kids and teens divisions.
One killed after being trapped under UTV near Alexandria
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the victim died at the scene.
What's in the Inflation Reduction Act signed by President Biden?
How the nation's biggest climate law will reduce emissions.
Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis will get new name
A school board meeting was held this week, discussing what's next going forward.
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.
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.
Appeals court backs Minneapolis blogger, overturns award
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.
Minnesota boy cited for discharging firearm after shooting air soft gun
A North Mankato man is speaking up after his 12-year-old son was cited by police after shooting his air soft gun. Mike Johnston's says he knows of the potential dangers of guns, but he believes authorities went too far for prosecuting his son, Dyllon, in juvenile court for discharging a firearm in public. The boy was cited after a 19-year-old neighborhood woman called police to complain.
State Supreme Court overturns mother's murder conviction in newborn's death
The justices ruled that public officials acted improperly by discouraging expert witnesses from testifying on the mother's behalf. Nicole Beecroft had been serving a life sentence for stabbing her newborn to death in 2007. She'll get a new trial.
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.
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