A default judgment filed in Minnesota's U.S. District Court on May 28 by Judge Michael Davis allows the federal government to keep a whole bunch of cash originally seized at MSP Airport merely because it smelled like pot.But the feds don't keep to keep the $138,121 because it smelled like pot. Inste ... More >>
Ami Ali had harsh words for the judge and everyone else.Amina Ali, one of two Rochester women found guilty yesterday of providing material support to terrorism, was given the standard chance to address the courtroom. Not only take the chance, she stunned the courtroom with what was on her mind.Sp ... More >>
Amina Ali knew she was supporting al-Shabaab; that much is certain. What her trial will determine is what she knew about al-Shabaab.These revelations came during yesterday's opening statements in the case of Ali and Hawo Hassan, two Rochester women on trial in U.S. District Court in St. ... More >>
Amina Farah Ali might be facing trial for giving material support to terrorist groups. But that doesn't mean she's going to stand up if she doesn't feel like it.Ali, the 35-year-old woman accused of funneling money to Somali militant group al-Shabaab, was arrested in court this morning after refu ... More >>
Thomas said she hopes her case eventually reaches the U.S. Supreme Court.Jammie Thomas-Rassett, the Minnesota woman who was originally penalized $1.5 million for downloading and sharing two dozen 80's rock songs, had her penalty reduced to $54,000 by a U.S. District Court Judge on Friday.Judge Mi ... More >>
RIAA fines Brainerd woman $220,000 for 24 songs
Zimmerman ReedRandy Hopper, the man who sued the Strike ForceToday is the deadline for filing claims against the disgraced and disbanded Metro Gang Strike Force, and so far 118 people have said the force extorted them.Lead plaintiff Zelaido Rivera Garcia won a $3 million settlement for the group ... More >>
Denny Hecker is back behind bars.Bankrupt auto dealer Denny Hecker has been booked into the Sherburne County jail, and treated to a new mug shot. That's not what he expected out of a routine federal court hearing yesterday, and today he got more bad news: He may stay behind bars until his se ... More >>
Wait, wait, I changed my mind. Texan David Guy McKay completely changed his story from a month ago and decided to plead guilty to the creation of Molotov cocktails for the Republican National Convention.
Thursday's five most interesting stories printed on wood pulp.
Strip clubs win a fight in courts, lose one at lege
Burt Hanson just may be the unluckiest man alive. But he's not giving up.
Thousands of Somalis fled when their country committed suicide a decade ago. Now the local INS office has found a way to send them back.
Twin Cities entrepreneur Dick Quinn believed in the healing power of cayenne pepper. But in the four years since his death, the wrangling over rights to his five-alarm cure has been anything but therapeutic.
If Greg Wersal has his way, Minnesota judges will soon campaign for election just like any other politicians
The Strib's corporate parent says nothing but good things will happen when they sell the paper. Where have we heard this before?
NORWEST FINDS THE BRIGHT SIDE OF POVERTY
In the wake of Najarian and Shabazz, the U.S. attorney and former DFL prodigy finds his once-bright political future in question.