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Man gets murder threat conviction overturned

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A man found guilty of threatening to murder his ex-wife and her family has had his conviction overturned by the Minnesota Court of Appeals. 360 more words

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Minnesota Court of Appeals Addresses Matter of First Impression under State Environmental Rights Act

On August 10, 2015, the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of a Minnesota Environmental Rights Acts (MERA) claim because the city ordinance alleged to be violated did not constitute an environmental quality standard, limitation, or rule under MERA.  331 more words

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Court: Environmental Study Required For Pipeline Certificate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed regulators’ decision to grant a certificate of need for the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, saying Monday that state regulators must complete an environmental impact statement before the certificate can be issued. 427 more words


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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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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