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Teen Accused of Planning School Attack Certified as Adult

A judge has certified a Waseca teenager accused of planning to kill his family and attack his high school to stand trial as an adult.

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Court Denies Star Tribune Bid to Object to Courtroom Closing

The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected the Star Tribune's bid for an explanation why a courtroom was closed during the trial of a Little Falls man convicted of killing two teenage intruders.

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Judge: Stun Gun Lawsuit Against Moorhead Officer Can Proceed

A federal judge say a lawsuit can proceed against a Moorhead police officer accused of using excessive force when he used a Taser on a 75-year-old man.

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Star Tribune Objects to Courtroom Closing at Homeowner Trial

The Star Tribune is seeking an explanation for a courtroom closure during last year's trial of a Little Falls man convicted of killing two teenage intruders.

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‘Sniper’ Estate to Appeal Ventura Defamation Case

The estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle is seeking an appeal after a federal jury ruled in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in a defamation case.

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Suspect’s Trial in Mendota Heights Police Killing Moved To St. Cloud

A judge has moved the trial of a man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer last summer. Dakota County Judge Mary Theisen ruled Tuesday that the trial for Brian Fitch Sr. will be moved to St. Cloud.

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Judge Rejects Kyle Widow’s Request For New Trial

A judge has rejected a request from the widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle to order a new trial or set aside a jury's verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

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Driver Pleads Guilty in Crash That Killed Teen

A Coon Rapids man has pleaded guilty in a drunken-driving crash that killed a teenage boy last summer.

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Byron Smith Must Pay $21K to Teens’ Families

A Minnesota man convicted of killing two unarmed teenagers who broke into his home in 2012 has been ordered to pay more than $21,000 in restitution to the victims' families.

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Victim’s Fighting History Barred From Trial

A judge in Dakota County won't allow the defense to bring up a shooting victim's past history of bar fights during the defendant's homicide trial.

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