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Law Day perspectives “Perspectives on Judicial Elections” is the topic of a Law Day Forum presented by the St. Paul League of Women Voters on Tuesday, May 1 at William Mitchell College of Law. A distinguished panel will appear, consisting ...

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First impressions matter Minneapolis’s own Paul Westerberg once sang derisively of flight attendants, “You ain’t nothing but a waitress in the sky.” Well, some folks really do see the value in referring to janitors as maintenance engineers, and finding other ...

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Randall bares his mind Court of Appeals Judge R.A. “Jim” Randall vented his frustration with the Minneapolis Police Department in a 16-page dissent last week in State v. Thoreson. The defendant was convicted of misdemeanor prostitution after a Hennepin County ...

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Two deputies exit AG’s office The Minnesota Attorney General’s office has lost two of its top deputies. Chief Deputy Attorney General Kris Eiden’s last day was April 4, and Deputy Attorney General Mike Vanselow will be out as of April ...

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Tilt-A-Whirl part of legislative roundup Welcome to Minnesota, official state of the loon, honeycrisp apple — and Tilt-A-Whirl? Faribault Rep. Patti Fritz, proving once again that all politics are local, introduced a bill last week designating the Tilt-A-Whirl as the ...

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Mediation at sea We don’t know about you, but we find it much easier to concentrate on the latest trends in mediation when we’re soaking up the sun on a chaise lounge, sipping a frozen strawberry daiquiri and gazing upon ...

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FYI: 3M and CLC get award in D.C. The Children’s Law Center and Minnesota-based 3M recently picked up their 2007 Corporate Pro Bono Partner Award for their sustained partnership representing children in the foster care system at a ceremony in ...

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Spot on Briggs and Morgan shareholder John B. Lunseth is on point — not just in the legal community, but the canine community as well. Lunseth and his dog Spot took home the National German Shorthair Pointer Association’s national field ...

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After 30 years, the torch passes at SMRLS Longtime legal advocate for the poor Bruce Beneke will step down as executive director of Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services in St. Paul effective Aug. 1. Jessie R. Nicholson, now deputy executive ...

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