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Former Stewartville teacher loses appeal on child sex abuse

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A former elementary school teacher convicted of child sex abuse has lost his appeal.

In June of 2014, 69-year-old Francis Allen Skinness of Austin was found guilty in Olmsted County District Court of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct.  232 more words

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Met Transit Video is Public Data

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that video from Metro Transit buses is public information. KSTP-TV sought the release of video from two incidents involving bus drivers alleged misconduct.   105 more words


Man loses appeal on child sex abuse

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Fillmore County man has lost his appeal on child sex abuse charges.

28-year-old Leland Ronald Nelson II of Spring Valley was convicted in November, 2013, on six counts of criminal sexual conduct for his behavior with his then-girlfriend’s six-year-old daughter and four-year-old son.  76 more words

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Appeals Court Upholds Law In Breath Test Refusal Case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A law that makes it a crime for someone to refuse a breath test when arrested for drunken driving was affirmed Monday by the Minnesota Court of Appeals — but one judge signaled there could be an issue with the law as it relates to blood or urine tests. 390 more words


Man cannot withdraw his plea to criminal sexual conduct

ST. PAUL, Minn. – An Olmsted County man will not be allowed to withdraw his Alford plea to criminal sexual conduct.

In July, 2009, Robert William Silker of Byron was charged with five counts of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of soliciting a child to engage in criminal sexual conduct and possession of a pistol by a user of a controlled substance.  153 more words

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Claim of entrapment fails in MN drug appeal

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Court of Appeals has denied a claim of entrapment in an Olmsted County drug case.

26-year-old Ricky Marcel Roberson of Bayport was found guilty in February, 2014, on one count of 2nd degree and two counts of 3rd degree sale of drugs.  188 more words

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Court: Bear researcher cannot use radio collars, but den cameras can return

Lynn Rogers,Amazing website Animal Planet “As the man who walks with Bears” #animaltracking. http://t.co/fQSczmhZyK pic.twitter.com/0TEL6g6uA6

— Frank Grindrod (@earthworkfrank) November 13, 2014

A court decision will allow Lynn Rogers to return his webcams to the dens of black bears he’s studying in northeastern Minnesota.

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