Law

Twin Cities Investment Firm Founder Admits To Fraud

Gary Vibbard admitted that the fraud scheme defrauded at least 10 investors of between $2.5 million and $7 million.

May 22, 2014

Dayton signs 4 measures into law; online lotto sales restrictions in limbo

Governor Mark Dayton signed four of the bills passed during this legislative session into law, including the $1.1 billion bonding bills and a second round of tax cuts. But that’s only the...

May 20, 2014

Liquor bottles

New Laws Impact MN Brewers, Distilleries, And Wineries

Sunday sales didn’t make the cut, but new legislation still has implications for craft beer taprooms, micro-distilleries, farm wineries, and home brewers, among others.

May 20, 2014

Judge blocks Minnesota limits on campaign donations

A judge’s ruling will prevent Minnesota from enforcing certain limits on campaign contributions while a legal challenge makes its way through court. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank wrote...

May 19, 2014

What data breach? New poll finds customers forgive Target

A new national poll suggests that many Target customers have put the problems related to the retailer’s data breach behind them. Bloomberg‘s national poll found that a mere 7 percent of...

May 19, 2014

FCC opens controversial net neutrality proposal to debate

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the first step of adopting new regulations that could affect the flow of Internet traffic. The rules proposed by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler would...

May 15, 2014

Lawmakers agree on medical marijuana bill; Dayton says he'll sign

The  Minnesota House and Senate have reached an agreement on a bill to legalize medical marijuana, and Gov. Mark Dayton has said he will sign it. The bill would set up eight distribution sites and...

May 15, 2014

Daughter Of Convicted Bixby Founder Gets 3-Yr. Sentence

A federal judge handed down a harsher-than-usual prison sentence to Melanie Bonine, the daughter of Bixby Energy founder Robert Walker, for tax fraud.

May 14, 2014

Compromise at Capitol on e-cigarette regulations

Minnesota lawmakers divided over how strictly to regulate electronic cigarettes settled on a bill that would keep them out of government buildings and schools but allow them in bars and restaurants...

May 13, 2014

Liquor

Sunday Liquor Sales Dead For Session, But Lawmakers’ Views Changing

Public polling shows Minnesotans support Sunday liquor sales with more than 60 percent support.

May 13, 2014

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