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    November 9, 2010

    William Melchert-Dinkel is not a free-speech hero for encouraging suicide on the Internet

    Rice County Sheriff's Dept.William Melchert-Dinkel's suicide-cheerleading isn't protected speech.​William Melchert Dinkel wanted his judge to rule that adopting an online persona to help convince people to kill themselves is protected as free speech. Rice County Judge Thomas Neuville isn't buying ... More >>

  • News

    March 24, 2004

    Fanning the Flames

    The abortion debate quietly smolders at the capitol

  • Books

    November 22, 2000

    Name One

    Two weeks after the election, how many judges can you remember from the ballot? Thought so.

  • News

    November 8, 2000

    Smoke and Mirrors

    Two years after picking billions of dollars out of Big Tobacco's pocket, state officials are still having trouble polishing their next trick: Figuring out how to spend it

  • Books

    April 19, 2000

    Butt Ugly

    Minnesota's deal with Big Tobacco was supposed to be worth $6 billion. But what if the golden goose lays an egg?

  • Books

    February 3, 1999

    Nicotine Fit

    He's been thrown out of court on his ear, but Roger Conant is still railing about the legal fees from the tobacco settlement