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Minnesota court affirms approval of Line 3 oil pipeline

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed key approvals by state regulators of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project. A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 on Monday that the Public Utilities Commission correctly granted Enbridge the certificate of need and route permit that the Canadian-based company needs for the Minnesota segment. Enbridge wants to replace…

Lawsuit accuses law firm boss of firing pro-Trump employees

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Three former partners at a St. Cloud law firm are suing the firm’s president after he fired them and other employees he felt supported former President Donald Trump. William Kain, Margaret Henehan and Kelsey Quarberg are alleging wrongful termination. The three were partners at the Kain and Scott law firm. They allege the president, Wesley Scott,…

Young adults sue for right to carry guns in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS  – Three young adults have filed a federal lawsuit alleging Minnesota’s minimum age of 21 to carry a gun is unconstitutional. Kristin Worth, Austin Dye and Axel Anderson filed the action on Monday. Three gun groups — the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, Second Amendment Foundation and the Firearms Policy Coalition — joined them on the complaint. They argue that…

Sued by partner over sale, Taylor says T-wolves won’t move

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is expressing confidence the NBA team will remain in Minnesota under new ownership. One of his investors has sued Taylor in federal court, alleging breach of contract because of the sale. Taylor also owns the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx. Taylor recently finalized an agreement to sell the basketball clubs to e-commerce mogul Marc Lore…

Judge allows Dakota Access Pipeline to stay open pending review

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – A federal judge has denied a request by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline pending the outcome of an environmental review. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg announced his decision Friday. Attorneys for pipeline owner Energy Transfer, argued that stopping the flow of oil in the pipeline would be…

Dakota Access oil pipeline to stay open during review

Dakota Access PipelineWASHINGTON – The Biden administration reiterated that the Dakota Access oil pipeline should continue to operate while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an extensive environmental review, although the Corps said again it could change its mind. The Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes have filed for an injunction asking U.S. District Judge James Boasberg to shut…

Munitions being detonated as evidence in pipeline lawsuit

BISMARCK, N.D. – Munitions were set to be detonated as attorneys attempt to gather evidence in a federal lawsuit by a Dakota Access pipeline protester who claims she was injured in a skirmish with law enforcement officers. Sophia Wilansky claims police targeted her with a concussion grenade in November 2016.  Law enforcement maintains she was injured by a propane canister that…

Midwest farmers say loan forgiveness program violates constitutional rights

MADISON, Wisc. – Some Midwestern farmers are suing the federal government alleging they’re ineligible for a COVID-19 stimulus loan forgiveness program because they’re White. The farmers are from Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Ohio. They argue that the Biden administration’s stimulus plan provides loan forgiveness to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, defined as as Black, American Indian, Hispanic or…

Minneapolis to pay $27M to settle Floyd family lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS – The city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family over the man’s death in police custody. The settlement was announced Friday as jury selection continued in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a white former officer charged with murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death. Floyd family attorney Ben Crump…