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Fred Friedman: 14 years as chief defender

Prosecutors in Duluth and the surrounding communities have become quite accustomed to the face of the area’s chief public defender. Fred T. Friedman has been a public defender for 28 years, and chief public defender for Minnesota’s 6th Judicial District ...

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Report urges changes in family law terms

The term “visitation” will be largely obsolete if the Legislature follows the recommendations of the final report of the Minnesota Supreme Court Parental Cooperation Task Force. The report, released in mid-January, recommends that courts use the phrase “parenting time” rather ...

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1999 Legislative Roundup

The 1998-99 legislative session ended with Democrats, Republicans and Gov. Ventura all declaring victory. Over 250 bills were passed last session. The following is a roundup of some of the bills passed in the 1999 session of particular interest to ...

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