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Dayton considers three for state Supreme Court opening

The Commission on Judicial Selection recommended two judges and an attorney to the governor on Tuesday, including Court of Appeals judges Edward Cleary and Natalie Hudson, and Minneap0lis attorney and litigator David Lillehaug. Dayton must fill the seat currently occupied by Justice Paul Anderson, who is retiring at the end of May.

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Supreme Court rejects suit seeking access to rejected absentee ballots in Coleman-Franken contest

Perhaps the last legal argument stemming from the epic 2008 U.S. Senate contest between Norm Coleman and Al Franken has been settled. The Minnesota Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by five television stations seeking access to absentee ballots that were rejected. The state's top court ruled that the ballots aren't public data under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.

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Structural troubles examined at Capitol

Last fall, workers who were repairing the state Capitol’s roof and dome noticed cracks and fissures on the building’s marble cornice. In the months that followed, an urgent analysis has been done by a team with expertise in structural engineering, architecture and masonry that has looked at the cornice and most parts of the building that project outward.

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