Lawsuit Seeks to Restore Voting Rights for Felons in Minnesota

The lawsuit would affect more than 52,000 people.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the state of Minnesota to restore the voting rights of convicted felons who are on supervised release or probation. The group’s Minnesota chapter says the lawsuit filed Monday in Ramsey County District Court would affect more than 52,000 people who live and work in their communities, raise families and pay taxes…

Conservative Lawsuit Targets Minnesota Attorney General

A conservative law center alleges that a lawyer working in his office is an improper political plant.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ A conservative law center is suing Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, alleging that a lawyer working in his office on climate issues is an improper political plant. Attorney Pete Surdo is working for Ellison under a fellowship with the State Energy and Environmental Impact Center at New York University’s School of Law. Minnesota Public Radio…

Doctor Wins Retaliation Claim Against Clinic

Dr. Robert Roswick was awarded lost wages and benefits.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A federal jury has awarded $1.2 million to a Bismarck doctor who said his employer retaliated against him for speaking out against alleged racial discrimination. Dr. Robert Roswick filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Mid Dakota Clinic in 2017 claiming he was unjustly disciplined by the clinic’s board of directors for publicly opposing the…

Children’s Theatre Says 6 Abuse Victims Settle lawsuits

Seventeen plaintiffs have filed lawsuits since 2015 alleging that sexual abuse took place at the theater.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis says it has settled lawsuits filed by six individuals who say they were sexually abused by the former artistic director and two former employees decades ago. The theatre company says terms of the settlement are private. Seventeen plaintiffs have filed lawsuits since 2015 alleging that sexual abuse took place at the theater….

5 New Lawsuits Filed in Fatal School Explosion

CenterPoint says it's aware of the lawsuits and is working toward a resolution.

MINNEAPOLIS – Five new lawsuits have been filed more than two years after a natural gas explosion caused part of a Minneapolis school to collapse, killing two people and injuring nine others. The lawsuits say CenterPoint Energy and Master Mechanical knew their work at Minnehaha Academy was “hazardous and abnormally dangerous” but “failed to inspect and close shut-off valves” upstream…

Legal Settlement Discussion Over Mandan Mural

A federal judge has instructed both parties to continue "good faith" discussions to avoid a trial.

MANDAN, N.D. — A legal settlement is being discussed between the city of Mandan and the owners of a bar who filed a federal lawsuit after being told to remove an outdoor mural. The city says the Lonesome Dove doesn’t have a permit for the mural. The bar’s attorneys say they are protected by the First Amendment. A federal judge…

Judge Dismisses Former Football Players’ Lawsuit Against University

No criminal charges were filed in the alleged sexual assault.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who claimed their rights were violated after a woman alleged she was the victim of a gang rape in 2016. The Star Tribune reports that U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank found no merit to claims that the men were subjected to…

Red River Women’s Clinic Sues Over Two Abortion Laws

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has said that he will be required to defend the current laws

FARGO, ND — Red River Women’s Clinic, the sole abortion clinic in North Dakota, is suing over two state laws it believes tells doctors to lie. One measure passed this year requires physicians to tell women that they may reverse a so-called medication abortion if they have second thoughts. The other law requires doctors to tell patients that abortion terminates…

Group Files Lawsuit Against Minnesota’s Restrictions on Abortion

The lawsuit runs counter to the trend of states imposing stricter restrictions on access to abortion

ST. PAUL, MN —¬†Abortion rights supporters are seeking to overturn Minnesota’s restrictions on abortion, including its 24-hour waiting period and parental notification requirements. A lawsuit, filed in state court by Gender Justice and the Lawyering Project, argues the restrictions violate Minnesota’s constitution. A 1995 Minnesota Supreme Court decision affirmed abortion rights. But the lawsuit says opponents have chipped away at…

Attorney For Sadeks Says They Plan To Appeal Judge’s Ruling

Parents of Wahpeton college student found dead after becoming a drug informant

WAHPETON, ND —¬†The attorney for the parents of a Wahpeton college student found dead after becoming a drug informant plans to appeal a judge’s dismissal of their wrongful death lawsuit. Attorney Tim O’Keeffe says Tammy and John Sadek are disappointed with the ruling and a bit surprised by it. The Sadeks sued the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, one of its…