Latest Minnesota Supreme Court News

Supreme Court reinstates wrongful death suit in 2013 killing

Nov. 10, 2021 18:24 PM EST

MINNNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the heirs of a boy whose 2013 killing sparked major child protection reforms in Minnesota. The lawsuit accuses Pope County and three child protection workers of...

Minneapolis cop gets nearly 5 years in killing of 911 caller

Oct. 21, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible rape happening behind her home was sentenced Thursday to nearly five years in prison — the most the judge could impose but less than half the 12½ years he was...

Ex-Minneapolis cop to be resentenced in death of 911 caller

Oct. 20, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report hearing a possible sexual assault behind her home is set to be sentenced on a lesser charge after his murder conviction was overturned in a case that drew widespread attention...

Minnesota court: Workers' comp can't cover medical marijuana

Oct. 13, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers' compensation for injured employees doesn't cover medical marijuana because the drug remains illegal under federal law, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The state's highest court issued a pair of rulings that overturned earlier...

Minnesota court denies Chauvin's request for public defender

Oct. 06, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday denied former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin’s request to have a public defender represent him as he appeals his murder conviction and sentence in the death of George Floyd. The state's high court...

Minneapolis cop who killed 911 caller resentenced Oct. 21

Oct. 05, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who called 911 to report a possible rape behind her home will be resentenced later this month on a lesser charge, after the Minnesota Supreme Court threw out his murder conviction. ...

Minnesota DNR launches new hearing process for PolyMet mine

Sep. 24, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators on Friday launched a court-ordered process for assessing the risks to clean water from waste from the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. The Department of Natural Resources announced plans for a...

EXPLAINER: New charge unlikely for ex-cops in Floyd death

Sep. 20, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court's decision to overturn the third-degree murder conviction of a former Minneapolis police officer likely won’t change the cases against the three former officers charged in George Floyd’s death. ...

Minnesota high court OKs ballot question on Minneapolis PD

Sep. 16, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday evening for voters in Minneapolis to decide on the future of policing in the city where George Floyd was killed, just ahead of the start of early and absentee voting. The state’s highest court...

Minnesota Supreme Court OKs ballot question on future of Minneapolis Police Department in wake of George Floyd’s death

Sep. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Supreme Court OKs ballot question on future of Minneapolis Police Department in wake of George Floyd’s death.