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Details of Lawsuit Released in Deadly Minnehaha Academy Explosion

An attorney representing Ruth Berg's family thinks the gas company is to blame. KMSP Reporter Paul Blume reports from Mendota Heights.

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn — The family of the woman who died in the explosion at Minnehaha Academy is taking action against the gas company. They claim the company didn’t do enough and were only out to save themselves. “This is like the most obvious & classic errors that could possibly be conceived,” said attorney Fred Pritzker who represents the family…

Family of Woman Killed in Minnehaha Academy Explosion Suing Construction Company

The lawsuit also states the company failed to warn school officials about the "high degree of danger."

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — The family of one of the people killed in the explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis has filed a lawsuit against the construction company. The family of Ruth Berg, the school receptionist who was killed in the explosion on August 2nd, says CenterPoint Energy “ran to save themselves” rather than warn people inside the school about…

Minnesota Youth Dance League Facing Legal Action After Student is Forced Out of Competion

The Pacific Legal Foundation said it all started with Fox 21's story about Kaiden. Fox 21's Nikki Davidson Reports from Duluth

SUPERIOR, WI — A Minnesota Youth Dance League is facing possible legal action for not allowing a male dancer to compete. A sophomore on the dance team at Wisconsin’s Superior High School competes in-state, but he was barred from competing in Minnesota because he is a boy. The Pacific Legal Foundation said it all started with Fox 21’s story about…

North Dakota Legislature Suing Governor Burgum Over Veto Powers

Legislators contend the governor violated his veto powers by deleting words or phrases that would have changed the intent

  BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Legislature will challenge Gov. Burgum over his veto powers. The bipartisan Legislative Management Committee has voted to pursue the litigation in the state Supreme Court, after meeting behind closed doors to talk about strategy. The Republican-led Legislature adjourned on April 27, and Burgum used his line-item veto during the following week to change…

Legal Battle Over Minnesota Budget on Fast Track to State Supreme Court

The Democratic governor wants top Republicans to rework costly tax breaks and other measures that he signed into law

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The legal battle between Gov. Dayton and the Legislature is on a fast track to the Minnesota Supreme Court. The dispute revolves around Dayton’s move to zero out funding for the House and Senate while signing a $46 billion budget. The Democratic governor wants top Republicans to rework costly tax breaks and other measures that…

Minnesota Judge To Hear Diversion Arguments Tuesday

Could Decide To Halt Construction of F-M Diversion

Both sides in the legal battle over the Red River diversion could get some clarity soon. A federal judge in Minnesota will hear arguments Tuesday on whether construction of the project should be halted until developers receive the necessary permits from the Minnesota DNR. The 36-mile channel is envisioned as the solution to the frequent flooding threat to Fargo-Moorhead. But…

Minnesota Suing CenturyLink for Allegedly Overbilling Customers

Attorney General Lori Swanson filed the lawsuit in Anoka County District Court

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota is suing CenturyLink for allegedly over billing customers after quoting lower rates. Attorney General Lori Swanson filed the lawsuit in Anoka County District Court. It argues that the Louisiana-based company has frequently charged people higher monthly rates for internet and cable than they were quoted and refused to honor the lower price. A company spokesman said…

Minnesota Attorneys General, 17 Other States Suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

They were created under President Obama's administration and were to take effect July 1

  NATIONAL — Democratic attorneys general in Minnesota and 17 other states and the District of Columbia are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her decision to suspend rules meant to protect students from abuses by for-profit colleges. The rules aim to make schools financially responsible for fraud and forbid them from forcing students to resolve complaints outside court. They…

Hobby Lobby Fined $3 Million for Illegal Smuggling

They say a supplier shipped "falsely labeled" items to Hobby Lobby's stores and corporate offices

  NATIONAL — Arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby has settled a civil action lawsuit and is being fined $3 million dollars by the federal government for smuggling ancient Iraqi artifacts. The Justice Department accused the company of smuggling cuneiform tablets and clay artifacts from modern-day Iraq into the U.S. They say a supplier shipped falsely labeled items to Hobby…

ABC Settles “Pink Slime” Lawsuit with South Dakota Meat Producer

That's the name it gave to the company's lean, finely textured beef product

  NATIONAL — ABC said it has reached a settlement with a South Dakota meat producer that filed a more than $1 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on “pink slime.” That’s the name it gave to the company’s lean, finely textured beef product. Dakota Dunes-based Beef Products Inc. sued the television network in 2012, saying ABC’s coverage was…