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Fillmore County sex offender loses his appeal

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A St. Cloud man convicted of sexually abusing a child in Fillmore County has lost his appeal.

30-year-old Ammanuel Ray Jones entered a guilty plea to 1st degree criminal sexual conduct for an incident on May 9, 2014, where he committed a sex act on an 11-year-old girl.  102 more words

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Man says drugs weren't his; MN Court of Appeals disagrees

ST. PAUL, Minn. – An Olmsted County man who said the drugs weren’t his has lost his appeal.

50-year-old Michael Bruce Rostie was arrested in April, 2014, and charged with 1st degree sale of methamphetamine, 2nd degree possession of meth and storing meth in the presence of a child.  330 more words

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What is case law? The shootings of Sterling, Castile, and many others

By Matt Johnson

Social media is ablaze this morning. With the police shootings of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Minnesota, both of whom were black, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites are exploding with anger, frustration, confusion, and strong opinion. 925 more words


New trial ordered for Albert Lea woman

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Court of Appeals has overturned the drug conviction of an Albert Lea woman.

38-year-old Lacy Rose Carlsen was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine in October, 2014.  209 more words

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Olmsted County sex abuser loses again in court

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The fourth time is not a charm for a man convicted in Olmsted County of sexually assaulting his teenage daughter.

In August of 2007, a jury found Jason Dean Ligtenberg of Moose Lake guilty of two counts of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct.  122 more words

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Disorderly conduct conviction overturned in Fillmore County

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Fillmore County man has gotten his conviction for disorderly conduct overturned.

78-year-old Albert Silas Garner Jr. of Harmony was charged with two counts of 5th degree assault and two counts of disorderly conduct after what authorities described as an argument with a neighbor in March, 2015.  99 more words

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Judge dismisses federal lawsuit against Freeborn County

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A U.S. federal judge has ruled against a former Freeborn County jail administrator.

After he was fired in 2012, Marcellino Pena sued the county, then-Sheriff Bob Kindler and then-Chief Deputy Glen Strom.  192 more words

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