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Trump picks Iowa Governor Branstad as U.S. ambassador to China: transition official
Family Art Night scheduled during parent-teacher conferences week
Remembering Pearl Harbor: WWII veteran on Oahu when Japanese launched sneak attack
Seminar aims to create smooth transition for retiring business owners
Area girls basketball roundup: Adrian beats Luverne after slow start
Prep wrestling: Trojans fall in tight battle with W/RRC
Area boys basketball roundup: Huskies win high-scoring season opener
Boys hockey: Trojans refuse to quit in loss to Redwood Valley
Boys basketball: Trojans show teamwork, depth in victory over Luverne
Letter: Pioneer Village
Letter: Local government entities should live within their means
Column: 21st Century Cures Act a remedy for all Americans
Letter: There's a third group of Americans, too
Letter: Thanks to organizers of community Thanksgiving
Gerald L. Smith
Looking Back: 1991 -- Wind chills up to 50-below close schools
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
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October 20, 2016
Suit against Fulda school district is dismissed
FULDA -- A September lawsuit filed against Independent School District 505 has been dismissed. The lawsuit was brought forth by Dayton and Kayla Westra, parents of a Fulda High School student enrolled in Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) classes. A policy adopted in July...
October 20, 2016 - 9:42pm
October 13, 2016
Wrongful death lawsuit filed in semi-tanker death case
GRANITE FALLS – Jamie Hyatt’s family says he died trying to save his friend, David Syring, who had lost consciousness after climbing inside a semi-tanker in January. Hyatt soon became unconscious, too. Emergency responders cut both of them out of the tank, but Hyatt died before...
October 13, 2016 - 10:33pm
Family files lawsuit against Fulda school district
FULDA -- Parents of a student attending Fulda High School have filed a lawsuit against Independent School District 505, asserting the school district violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution by adopting a policy requiring some students...
October 13, 2016 - 1:51pm
August 5, 2016
Lawsuit fights for rights of disabled citizens
ST. PAUL -- Best friends Marrie Bottelson and Dionne Swanson want to get their own apartment with studio space for Bottelson’s growing art business. But the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Commissioner Emily Johnson Piper, and “a discriminatory residential service system”...
August 5, 2016 - 6:22am
May 20, 2016
Iowans sue Bakken pipeline developers
Two Iowa couples living along the Dakota Access pipeline route have filed lawsuits against the company’s attempts to use eminent domain to seize farmland. Bill Hanigan, of Davis Brown Law firm, filed lawsuits Friday on behalf of Verdell and Marian Johnson and Marvin and Bonnie...
May 20, 2016 - 9:20pm
April 27, 2016
Amazon found liable for charges incurred by kids using apps
WASHINGTON — Amazon.com is liable for billing parents for in-app purchases that their children made without permission, a federal judge has...
April 27, 2016 - 4:21pm
March 8, 2016
Speaker dealt with credit card lawsuits
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House speaker likes to talk about the state living within its means, but he struggled to do that in recent years....
March 8, 2016 - 7:58pm
State suit against 3M gets go-ahead
ST. PAUL — A Hennepin County judge has removed a legal obstacle to a state lawsuit against the 3M Corp., clearing the way for potentially one of the biggest environmental actions in state history. District Judge John McShane Friday rejected 3M’s argument that a law firm hired...
February 8, 2016 - 8:03pm
January 7, 2016
‘Terrorist propaganda’: Twitter files lawsuit against Turkish fine
ISTANBUL — Micro-blogging site Twitter filed a lawsuit in an Ankara court Thursday, seeking to annul a fine by the Turkish authorities for...
January 7, 2016 - 3:31pm
Monkey cannot own copyright to ‘selfie,’ judge says
NEW YORK — A rare crested macaque that took a now internationally famous “selfie” cannot own the copyright to the photograph because he...
January 7, 2016 - 3:28pm
December 21, 2015
Duluth soaked by supplier? City joins suit that alleges bid rigging for water treatment chemical
DULUTH — The city of Duluth has joined a class-action lawsuit alleging that it was overcharged by suppliers who rigged bids and colluded amongst themselves to fix the price of a commonly used water treatment chemical. Earlier this month, Duluth became the third party to sign on...
December 21, 2015 - 10:08pm
December 17, 2015
Human Services sued over sex-reassignment care: Transgender advocacy group moves to force coverage of certain procedures
ST. PAUL — A gay rights advocacy group is suing the state of Minnesota for not allowing sex-reassignment surgery to be covered by its publicly funded health assistance programs. OutFront Minnesota sued Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper in Ramsey County...
December 17, 2015 - 9:19pm
December 10, 2015
Settlement reached: Heron Lake Watershed manager to resign in mediation agreement
HERON LAKE — Nearly five months after Heron Lake Watershed District Administrator Jan Voit filed a lawsuit against board member Roger Hartman, a settlement has been reached in the case. On Wednesday, Voit and her attorney, New Ulm-based Jeff Braegelmann, went through mediation in...
December 10, 2015 - 9:02pm
December 7, 2015
Diocese of Duluth files for bankruptcy
DULUTH — Facing a nearly $5 million jury verdict and numerous pending lawsuits over child sexual abuse committed by priests, the Diocese of Duluth turned to bankruptcy protection Monday. The Rev. James Bissonette, vicar general of the diocese, announced the filing for Chapter 11...
December 7, 2015 - 5:04pm
November 26, 2015
Lawsuit: Iowa officers pointed guns at innocent dad, child
ORANGE CITY, Iowa — A highway stop in which Iowa police officers pointed weapons at an innocent dark-skinned man and his 6-year-old son has prompted a federal lawsuit and racial profiling claims. U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett ruled this month that the allegations levied in a...
November 26, 2015 - 9:14pm