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Reversal brightens solar garden’s prospects

Solar battery panels

Rejecting a proposed solar garden over concerns about neighboring property values and its location on prime farmland was “arbitrary or capricious,” the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled in reversing the denial and instructing the McLeod County Board of Commissioners to approve the project with reasonable conditions.

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‘Commandeering’ claim rejected

Gov. Tim Walz

Gov. Tim Walz’s executive orders restricting business operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic did not amount to “commandeering” private property under the state’s emergency management act, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled.

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