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Minnesota health care workers sue to block vaccine mandate

MINNEAPOLIS – Nearly 200 Minnesota health workers are suing their employers to block a pending requirement that they be vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk getting fired. The lawsuit was filed in federal court late Monday against federal officials and about 20 providers that operate hospitals and clinics across Minnesota. It contends the lack of alternatives to vaccination infringes on the…

Minnesota judge rejects attempt to force school mask mandate

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota judge has rejected a request by concerned parents to force a statewide mask mandate in all schools. Ramsey County District Judge Thomas Gilligan said the court was “gravely concerned” about the risks of COVID-19 for Minnesota children, but said in his ruling late Tuesday that the court lacks the legal authority to order…

Mandan woman sues over policy limiting townhome occupants

MANDAN, N.D. – A woman who lived in community housing in Mandan has filed a lawsuit claiming she was forced from her townhome because she has too many children. Shukri Ahmed, in her complaint, says she was told by Affordable Housing Developers, Inc., that she must leave the property where she has resided with her children for four years because…

Group sues for right to carry guns at Minnesota State Fair

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A gun owners’ group is suing the Minnesota State Fair and Ramsey County, demanding that permit holders be allowed to carry handguns on the fairgrounds during the Great Minnesota Get-Together. The lawsuit by the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus argues that the State Fair’s ban on weapons violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms….

Judge will decide whether Mahoney can run for mayor again

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – The ongoing disagreement and uncertainty about whether Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney can seek another four-year term next year is headed to court. On a 3-2 vote, city commissioners agreed to have a judge interpret and rule on an ordinance to determine if Mahoney will be prevented from seeking re-election next June. The ordinance says a commissioner can…

North Dakota sues Biden over oil, gas lease suspension

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota has sued the Biden administration over its suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water. President Joe Biden shut down oil and gas lease sales from the nation’s public lands and waters in his first days in office, citing worries about climate change. The lawsuit claims the move is unlawful and…

Trump announces lawsuits against Facebook, Google, Twitter

WASHINGTON  – Former President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is filing suits against three of the country’s biggest tech companies: Facebook, Twitter and Google, as well as their CEOs. Trump said he was serving as lead plaintiff in the class-action suits, claiming he has been wrongfully censored by the companies. “We’re demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to…

Mayo Clinic sued in alleged snooping of nude patient photos

Mayo ClinicROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic faces lawsuits from three female patients who say a former surgery resident viewed nude photographs of them in their medical records. The lawsuits claim 28-year-old Ahmad Alsughayer had no reason to go into the patients’ files. Alsughayer allegedly viewed records of more than 1,600 patients. He was charged in April with one count of…

Dakota Access lawsuit dismissed, future challenges possible

BISMARCK, N.D. – A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe challenging the operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline. But U.S. District Judge James Boasberg on Tuesday outlined a path for a future legal challenge to an ongoing environmental review, should the tribe seek to make one. Boasberg indicated if the tribe plans to…