The law for landlords in Minneapolis is pretty open-and-shut. If you get two of your rental licenses pulled for not abiding by city codes, you can't rent any properties for the next five years. It's a strict rule, but it's there for a reason, meant to protect renters from unscrupulous landlords. Th ... More >>
Jim Carlson days of selling synthetic drugs in Duluth appear to be over for good. Yesterday, he was convicted of 51 felony counts in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.THE BACKSTORY: Last Place owner Jim Carlson arrested again, one day after posting bailBut Carlson's precedent-setting conviction is ... More >>
Folks gave dough to GOP Sen. Larry Craig because they believed in his politics and wanted to help continue his career in the U.S. Senate. Instead, they might end up paying lawyers to argue that Craig really does have one of the widest bathroom stall stances known to man.SEE ALSO: Larry Craig airport ... More >>
Ronnie McMillian, a 27-year-old New Jersey resident, is in federal custody for allegedly calling prominent national Republicans, chastising their positions on GLBT rights, and threatening them.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann waves bag of gay-unfriendly Chick-fil-A [VIDEO]One of his targets was Michele Ba ... More >>
In recent weeks, two cities in the Twin Cities metro -- Stillwater and Hudson, Wisconsin -- have taken steps to criminalize the sale or possession of unused glass pipes and other objects that can be used to inhale controlled substances. Such objects, city officials argue, constitute "drug parapherna ... More >>
Domino's Pizza is involved in a lawsuit with delivery drivers.A federal judge certified Minnesota Domino's Pizza delivery drivers as a class in a lawsuit over delivery tips yesterday. The lawsuit, filed by two Domino's delivery drivers, alleges that Domino's violated federal and state law w ... 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 >>
Larsen secretly taped children in his bathroom.Gregg Alan Larsen, the foster care father of your nightmares, is going to spend 25 years behind bars after pleading guilty to secretly videotaping his kids and their friends in his bathroom. He was sentenced today in U.S. District Court. Federa ... More >>
Carson's lawyer says her client was hoping to die in a confrontation with copsThere's some bargaining going on in the sad case of Ex-Minneapolis police SWAT officer Timothy Carson, who awaits sentencing for a January bank heist in Apple Valley. Carson "drew his loaded gun, jumped onto the te ... More >>
Schwan's is being forced to release records related to a discrimination clam filed by a former employee.
Carson still faces charges for other robberies and attempted robberies in Hennepin and Dakota counties.
"Mr. Cook has elected to disregard the court's orders and will now be a guest of the federal correctional system."
The former Green Party candidate is caught up in a gold scheme
A former Green Party candidate for Minneapolis City Council is charged with identity theft in Oregon.
So the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota sued a Twin Cities charter school for allegedly mixing religion and public education. What does the school do? Sue them back of course!
Larry Reynolds pleased guilty in federal court for money laundering associated with the alleged $3 bill ... More >>
Millionaire and former CEO Tom Petters won't be getting a taste of freedom anytime soon. The judge today ruled that Petters is too muc ... More >>
Katherine Kersten unleashes gay panic in the Strib
We realize context is pretty darn hard to sneak into something as short as a Star Tribune metro section column these days, but you'd think that a spare inch or two of newsprint might be made available when one is confronted with the kinds of troublesome details that tend to rob a news commentary of ... More >>
Strip clubs win a fight in courts, lose one at lege
Minnesota beef industries falls on lean times
Anyone who has spent much time in Minneapolis knows that the city government can be mighty picky in matters of zoning. Commercial, industrial and residential uses are generally quarentined from one another, as if any intermingling might result in an outbreak of bubonic plague, Ebola or, worst of all ... More >>
On Wednesday the St. Paul City Council approved paying out $115,000 to resident Patrick Fearing and his attorney to settle a civil rights case filed three years earlier.
A Minneapolis cop escapes frying pan, heads for fire
Strib management takes its union to court
A surprising spike in bank robberies hits Minnesota
The justice department fights to deport a Somali refugee
A Minnesota judge is targeted for speaking out against federal drug-sentencing guidelines
In the wake of an $8 million settlement, has WCCO gotten the message about discrimination?
Tim Kornwolf ran afoul of the feds for selling Indian artifacts. Now he wants to take his case to the Supreme Court.
Securities scams, karaoke-bar brawls, and the occasional boozy ride: At least there's one championship the Vikings might be winning
Minnesota loggers take the U.S. Forest Service and the tree-huggers to court on the unlikeliest of gripes
Todd Jones was tapped as only a temporary fill-in, but he's at the top of a very short list to replace U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug
Race discrimination in the fire department has cost Minneapolis millions, infuriated the courts, and divided the force. Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton's response? Zilch.
Sharon Sayles Belton's office is vowing to increase its commitment to an anti-graffiti campaign that's popular with business owners. Must be election season in Minneapolis.
If a new stadium goes where Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton wants it, the City will pay--again--to move Precision Tapes.