MSBA Legal News Digest

Minnesota Legal News | Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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  • Minneapolis police struggle to hire diverse force. Facing a wave of police retirements, Minneapolis is scrambling to hire nearly 100 new officers by the end of this year, the largest addition to its ranks in recent history. Go to Star Tribune Header

  • Delay sought on review of sex offender program. Four experts appointed to evaluate a Minnesota program that confines some sex offenders to high-security facilities even after they have served prison sentences said they need more time to complete their work. Go to LaCrosse Tribune Header

  • Warroad nickname opponents end fight. A group that criticizes racism in sports has dropped an effort to force the Warroad, Minn., school district to change its name and logo after the local American Indian community objected to the change. Go to Minnesota Public Radio Header

  • Judge's 'Buy the Farm' Ruling Puts Utility on Hook. A Scott County judge ruled in favor of an organic dairy farm in New Prague over a big utility cooperative Friday [Aug. 15]. Go to KAAL-TV Header

  • Despite new law, parents' complaints remain an issue for high school coaches. A new law enacted to keep disgruntled parents from costing Minnesota high school coaches their jobs seems to have quelled some of the potential firings. Go to Star Tribune Header

  • Judge allows Minnesota DNR to join flood diversion lawsuit. A federal judge ruled Thursday [Aug. 14] that the state of Minnesota can participate as a friend of the court in the Richland-Wilkin Joint Powers Authority's lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers seeking to stop a proposed $1.8 billion Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project. Go to Grand Forks Herald Header

  • 2 oversaw Twin Cities flow of Mexican meth, charges say. The confidential informant knew the man as "S," the charges say. He handed off a pound of Mexican methamphetamine in a parking lot, with talk of much more. Now the alleged supplier and an associate are accused of helping tens of thousands of dollars worth of the drug flow into the Twin Cities. Go to Pioneer Press Header

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