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A judge found insufficient evidence in Kandiyohi County, which led a Carver County prosecutor to drop charges there as well.
The plea bargain anticipates that attorney John Steele with cooperate with prosecutors against lawyer Paul Hansmeier, who has denied the charges.
The court-appointed receiver marshaling assets from Trevor Cook's fraud scheme immediately filed a notice that it would appeal the order dismissing the lawsuit.
Filings in Carver County District Court raised questions of conflicts of interest in the management of the estate.
The late musician's siblings say that a challenge to how Minnesota defines "family" is draining the estate.
Attorneys say court-approved procedure for establishing heirship violates equal protection clauses of Minnesota and U.S. constitutions
Lori Swanson has demanded information from Mylan about its pricing policies.
The Sartell man ripped off his employer, family and friends in two separate schemes.
A bitter feud with siblings led to audit and charges.
A pattern of unpaid bills, conflict with families.
The issue of whether Prince and Duane Nelson shared a father has become a multimillion-dollar question in the musician's estate case.
Despite recent attention on the city of St. Anthony, nearly every metro police department exhibits a racial disparity in its arrest rates, according to a Star Tribune analysis of recently released FBI Uniform Crime Reports data for serious crimes.
David Welliver admits misleading investors as he struggled increase the assets of his struggling mutual fund.
A special administrator overseeing Prince's estate says confidential documents at Henson & Efron could shed light on potential heirs.
St. Cloud man allegedly also stole over $330,000 in Ponzi scheme.
The state Supreme Court disbarred six lawyers and suspended the licenses of 47 others last year.
Documents of those claiming to be Prince's children would remain sealed but those of others may be public.
A search through thousands of boxes of documents has yet to turn up a will.
He had no will, so attorneys — a profession the star distrusted — are in charge.
Reporters will be allowed to cover the hearing, but no audio or visual recording or sketch artists will be allowed.
The next step will be a hearing on genetic testing rules for determining "heirship" to the estate, which has been valued at $100 million to $300 million.
Advocates gather to hash out possible solutions.
Paul Hansmeier and his associates targeted those who downloaded porn.
The trust in charge of Prince's assets says speed and expertise are needed to maximize the estate's value.
The special administrator marshaling Prince's $100 million-plus estate has submitted a proposal to verify potential heirs in an effort to resolve parentage questions by the end of the month.
Among the new details, the singer was given an IV treatment at a local hospital the day before he died, a source with knowledge of the investigation said.
Two more purported heirs of the late megastar Prince filed a motion in Carver County District Court on Wednesday to intervene in his $100 million-dollar-plus estate.
Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg, a family practitioner, had seen Prince twice before his body was found in a Paisley Park elevator April 21, according to the warrant.
The local physician, who has not been publicly identified, saw the singer in the month before his death.
The Carver County judge overseeing Prince’s estate issued an order Friday giving the special administrator permission to conduct DNA tests of the late musician’s blood,…
With the approval of most of Prince's siblings, a Carver County judge Monday confirmed the appointment of Bremer Trust, National Association as special administrator to manage the late musician's assets.
A woman who stole $4,230 from an elderly dementia patient whose finances she was managing was sentenced last week in Anoka County to a year…
The wrangling over Prince's estate began formally Tuesday when one of his siblings filed an emergency motion to have a special administrator appointed.
The drivers of a dozen or more high-end sports cars were cited for reckless driving Saturday after a state trooper clocked them at more than…
While awaiting sentencing for an illegal income tax scheme, a Prior Lake couple violated the conditions of their release by helping counsel clients at their…
The couple had pleaded guilty in November to a multimillion-dollar income tax refund scheme that preyed mostly on immigrants.
The Engels Construction heiress, 79, has dementia; allegations focus on one son.
Trustee seeks to deny Paul Hansmeier bankruptcy protection, alleging improprieties.
Meridian Services cites "business reasons" for exiting county services.
Clarence Coffindaffer, under fire for how he handles finances of the vulnerable, to exit.
Lord only knows what former state Sen. Leo T. Foley is up to now, but if his life is any example, his death Feb.…
The fallout from the thefts by Stephen Grisham continues to roil the courts.
St. Paul unit to tackle Social Security probes.
State system has evolved into the only mandatory, online financial reporting system for conservators in the country.
Can a nation built on the principle of “one person, one vote” function when the gulf between the haves and the have-nots is so wide?…
The search warrants for up to 10 Twin Cities facilities remain sealed.
A bankrupt Twin Cities roofing contractor who tried to reinvent himself during the Great Recession by selling gold and silver coins has been barred for…
The raids follow insurance company complaints about staged accidents and fraudulent billing. "This has been like 10 years in the making," Insurance Federation of Minnesota official says.
Federal agencies can't agree on man's ID.
At least 10 young Somali-American men from Minnesota allegedly conspired to join ISIL.
Payments for booze, parties and hair stylists were among improper receipts found, but investigators say there is little evidence of sexual harassment at the U's athletics department during Norwood Teague's tenure.
The judge cited a pattern of dishonesty in rejecting request to pay off debts over five years.
Regents say they were kept in the dark initially as sexual harassment complaints led to resignation of Norwood Teague.
The reports include a review into sexual harassment in the athletics department and an internal financial audit under former athletic director Norwood Teague.
Costly scheme targeted immigrants seeking help in Minnesota and Florida.
Bankruptcy trustee objects to debt relief plan for attorney who filed "nuisance lawsuits."
Mike Ellis has been on voluntary leave at the U's request since late August pending an investigation into unspecified complaints against him.
Bankruptcy trustee is investigating Jonathan Aanestad's petition for relief.
Details of 2014 consultant's review of athletics department have never been publicly released
As prosecutions dip, feds cite complexity of crimes, stretched resources.
A family-owned vegetable farm is at the center of an alleged conspiracy to bring in workers with false papers from the Dominican Republic, force them to pay illegal fees and threaten them to keep them quiet.
Between May and August, the university received four complaints against Scott Studham accusing him of rigging contracts, hiring friends without competitive bids, using university funds for personal expenses, and other misconduct.
An associate athletic director at the University of Minnesota is on leave pending an investigation into five anonymous complaints against him in the wake of Athletic Director Norwood Teague's resignation.
A former adviser to police and fire pension funds in Minneapolis faces a federal indictment for allegedly bilking mutual fund investors out of $1.2 million.
The IRS sent an undercover agent to meet with a Minnesota options trader and author suspected of tax evasion and fraud.
An Associated Bank executive allegedly facilitated a scheme that defrauded 700 investors out of $194 million.
Business owners try to head off expensive lawsuits described as a "cash cow."
The judge said Jay Flynn preyed on elderly victims, stole their savings and refused to answer their calls. The judge then gave the former Twin Cities coin and bullion dealer a stiffer sentence than the prosecutor sought: 52 months in prison.
Workers in metro county sheriff's departments top the list of county employees earning the most overtime as a percent of their total earnings.
Counties are so short-staffed that even handling 911 calls is a struggle.
No state employee works longer hours than Abu Kamara. In the past five years, the 59-year-old “security counselor” at the Minnesota State Security Hospital…
A federal judge sentenced the 54-year-old to more than 12 years in prison.
Federal judge laments that his $753,000 restitution order likely won't produce much from habitual fraudster when he completes his 71 month prison term.
The three Twin Cities dealers preyed on elderly and vulnerable clients, stealing millions over time.
The Legislature this year lowered the threshold for a gross misdemeanor drunken driving offense to a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .16 percent.
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