A judge in Jackson County juvenile court recently found Jonathan Alan Giefer, 17, guilty of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to the Mankato Free Press. The incident occurred on March 31, 2012, when Jonathan took the victim, who was younger than 13, out riding on an ATV in Windom, Min ... More >>
Financial chicanery goes beyond recount
SEE ALSO: MNGOP: Alleged recount debt conspiracy could mean jail time for Sutton, dissolution of partyAn email obtained by the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board suggests the MNGOP's alleged illegal financial shenanigans might not have been limited to the effort to pay legal bills stemming from the th ... More >>
Tom Emmer says it's time to move on.Given the steady drip, drip, drip of his failed ballot challenges and dead-end legal maneuvers since Election Day, it almost seems anticlimactic that Republican Tom Emmer has finally concluded that his race for governor is lost. A lot of GOP insiders, and ... More >>
Jeremy Giefer, the sex offender pardoned by Governor Tim Pawlenty, is back in jail for violating his probation.Jeremy Giefer spent the weekend back in jail, after being arrested on Friday for violating the terms of his release.He had been released last month on $250,000 bail after being cha ... More >>
City PagesIt took 13 days after Jeremy Giefer's arrest for allegedly molesting his daughter for Pawlenty's administration to finally get around to shutting down his wife's childcare center.The Pawlenty administration knew on November 17th that Jeremy Giefer was charged with raping his young daugh ... More >>
City PagesJeremy Giefer, the sex offender now accused of molesting his daughter, was pardoned by Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.Jeremy Giefer served time in jail in 1994 for having sex with a 14-year-old girl. But you wouldn't know it to look at the record of the man now charged with sexually mo ... More >>
MAK faces her toughest test yet, but could make history
Image Courtesy of State of MinnesotaLorie Gildea, the Minnesota Supreme Court Justice who offered a full-throated dissent when the high court slapped down Tim Pawlenty's unilateral budget balancing gambit two weeks ago, is going to be the court's new Chief Justice. Pawlenty announced her as his ... More >>
Ever since Chief Justice Eric Magnuson announced his retirement from the Minnesota Supreme Court in March, court-watchers have wondered who the governor would pick to replace him. Today, Pawlenty announced his short-list, and it doesn't contain any surprises. All three finalists -- G. Barry ... More >>
In a ruling that could suddenly pitch Minnesota into the uncharted territory of a $3.4 billion deficit, the Minnesota Supreme Court today said that Gov. Tim Pawlenty went above his authority by trying to use unallotment to unilaterally cut $5.3 million from a state program. Pawlenty's reacti ... More >>
Image Courtesy of State of MinnesotaThere's a fight over how we decide who can be a judge in Minnesota, and it's being fought out this week in front of the Supreme Court and on the floor of the legislature.The state constitution says judges are supposed to be elected every six years, but in r ... More >>
Governor's appointments shift balance of the state's most powerful court
Both houses of the Legislature voted today to pass a supplemental budget that cuts about $312 million in state spending. Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who reached an agreement with legislators over the weekend, is expected to sign the bill. That leaves the remainder of the $1 billion budget deficit, whi ... More >>
He notified Gov. Tim Pawlenty today of his decision to step down June 30.
If Pawlenty loses the court battle, he will have to work with the DFL-controlled Legislature to balance the state's books.
There is another justice that has a background as a political donor. Justice Helen Meyer gave to Coleman's opponent, former Sen. Paul Wellstone.
Does one of the state's Supreme Court justices have a conflict of interest big enough to make him step away from hearing the case?
She broke his heart, now he wants his organ returned
The state Canvassing Board decided not to reconsider their original judgment on 16 ballots today after Norm Coleman's campaign clai ... More >>