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Supreme Court Delays Decision On State's Suit Against 3M

The Minnesota Supreme Court reportedly asked a lower court to look into when 3M learned about a law firm's decision to work on a case against 3M.

May 01, 2014

Senate committee bucks law enforcement, passes medical marijuana bill

A bill to allow medical marijuana use in Minnesota continues to roll along in the state Senate, after it was given up for dead a little more than a week ago. The state Senate’s Judiciary...

April 30, 2014

Lawmaker moves to ban powdered, fruit-flavored booze

State Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL–Inver Grove Heights, introduced a bill that would ban a powdered alcohol, also known as Palcohol, before it’s even come to market. Palcohol is moving through the federal...

April 29, 2014

Medical marijuana bill takes another step forward

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota has passed a second committee in the state Senate. The Senate’s State and Local Government Committee approved the measure Tuesday. Last week,...

April 29, 2014

Supreme Court Revives Air Pollution Rule Affecting MN

Midwestern power companies had blocked a regulation that would reportedly cost them hundreds of millions of dollars a year—but the U.S. Supreme Court has now sided with regulators, reviving the rule.

April 29, 2014

Man who sued Cub after free-samples scuffle drops suit

A man who had sued Cub Foods after the store denied him free samples has dropped his claim, the Star Tribune reports. The action brought to a close a case that had drawn some national attention and...

April 29, 2014

Women's workplace protections get Senate OK

The Minnesota Senate has approved a comprehensive package of workplace protections for women by a 51-14 margin, MPR News reports. The measure, known as the Women’s Economic Security Act, contains a...

April 23, 2014

On Record Sales, Vascular Solutions Warns Of Legal Costs

Vascular Solutions reported a 15 percent jump in quarterly sales but costs tied to its ongoing legal battle with Boston Scientific caused the company to revise its earnings outlook.

April 23, 2014

State Senate approves restrictions on cell phone tracking

The Minnesota Senate has passed a measure to restrict the use of cell phone-tracking devices by law enforcement agencies. The bill, which was approved on a 56-1 vote Tuesday, requires police to...

April 22, 2014

Lawmakers take aim at online lottery games, but nixing them carries costs

Opposing the online versions of Minnesota Lottery games is one of the few issues that’s brought Republicans and DFLers together at the Capitol this spring.  But a House committee heard...

April 22, 2014

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