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State appeals disaster aid rejection

August 1, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Minnesota has appealed a federal government decision not to provide financial aid for individuals recovering from June storms as legislators begin preparing for a special session to deal with recent storm costs. Continue Reading

Fewer Davison County taxpayers appeal property assessments this year

April 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

County-level hearings for property tax assessment appeals began Tuesday at the courthouse in Mitchell, where officials face a much lighter workload than last year. Continue Reading

Fed appeals court restores rules for Minnesota judicial races

March 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The rules bar judges or judicial candidates from personally soliciting or accepting money from groups of fewer than 20 people, or from endorsing other political candidates. Continue Reading

SD House panel seeks limit on inmate appeals

February 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE A South Dakota House committee endorsed a plan Wednesday aimed at preventing death-row inmates from filing repeated appeals in an effort to delay their executions. Continue Reading

High court turns away appeal over Ten Commandments display

October 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to hear the appeal of an Ohio judge wanting to display a poster of the Ten Commandments in his courtroom. The display has been covered with a drape since a federal judge ordered Richland County Common Pleas Judge James DeWeese to remove it in October 2009. Continue Reading

Sioux Falls man fights City Hall and wins in SD Supreme Court

August 25, 2011 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The South Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a judge’s ruling that Sioux Falls’ administrative appeals process is unconstitutional.
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Appeals court affirms Edinburgh conviction

June 27, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The state Court of Appeals has affirmed Miles David Edinburgh’s conviction for the July 2008 stabbing death of Ridgewater College football captain Adam Milton.
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Appeals court weighs whether California’s gay marriage ban violates US Constitution

December 7, 2010 in West Central Tribune

A line of questioning at an appeals court hearing over California’s gay marriage ban suggested the three judges could issue a decision that would legalize same-sex marriage in that state but leave intact bans in other western states under the court’s jurisdiction Continue Reading

District now fine to go to arbitration over senior high repairs

November 29, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The Willmar School District’s efforts to recover the cost of repairing shoddy work on the Willmar Senior High roof should go to arbitration now.
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Appeals Court: Khat is illegal in Minnesota

November 23, 2010 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that it is illegal to possess khat, a plant commonly used in East Africa and parts of the Arabian peninsula that can give users a high when chewed.
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