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  • SEC wins fraud judgment against Minneapolis fund          pioneer press
  • 10-23 A jury in St. Paul has returned a judgment against a Minneapolis-based investment fund accused of fraud after raising more than $21 million by misleading investors.
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  • City lawsuit against 1800 Lake          sw journal
  • 10-23 EAST ISLES — The Minneapolis City Council may take the owner of an Uptown luxury apartment building to court over what the city says is the illegal discharge of groundwater into the Chain of Lakes.
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  • Mpls. Gets Green Light To Sue Uptown Building Owner          twin cities business
  • 10-23 The Minneapolis City Council recently gave the city the green light to sue the owner of a luxury apartment building in Uptown.
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  • Petters wants lighter sentence          pioneer press
  • 10-23 Convicted Twin Cities Ponzi schemer Tom Petters admitted his guilt Wednesday in a federal courtroom in St. Paul, telling U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle he would have taken a 30-year plea deal with prosecutors five years ago if his defense attorney had told him about it.
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  • Feds fine Carlson $125K          star tribune
  • 10-22 A prominent Twin Cities travel agency was fined $125,000 Tuesday by the federal government because its agents identified to prospective travelers only the name of the airline marketing the flight and not the name of carrier actually operating the flight.
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  • Block E owners head to court          mspbj
  • 10-22 Lawyers for a trio of Minneapolis developers on one side, and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority on the other, tangled for more than an hour Monday over the rights to a key block near the new Vikings stadium as a big deadline for Vikings fans approached.
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  • Tom Petters returns to court          star tribune
  • 10-21 The fraud mastermind goes back to federal court this week to argue that he’d have taken a plea deal for 30 years, rather than be sentenced to 50.
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  • Questions about Mn anti-coal law          star tribune
  • 10-18 A federal judge is asking pointed questions about the legality of a Minnesota statute that has been challenged by North Dakota and coal interests.
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  • Vennes sentenced to 15 years          pioneer press
  • 10-18 Frank Vennes Jr., a former financier who brought in more than $1 billion for Twin Cities Ponzi schemer Tom Petters, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison.
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  • AG asks to investigate Humana          star tribune
  • 10-18 Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is asking the federal government to investigate Humana’s Medicare Advantage policies after uncovering what she said were “significant; problems” reported by Minnesota patients and medical providers.
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  • Minn., N.D. meet in court          mpr
  • 10-17 ST. PAUL, Minn. — A federal judge will hear arguments Thursday in a dispute between Minnesota and North Dakota over Minnesota’s renewable energy law.
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  • Insurer accuses 46 of fraud          star tribune
  • 10-15 The suit says 46 chiropractors got kickbacks from an Edina MRI firm for ordering unnecessary scans for auto-accident victims.
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  • Lori Swanson investigating medical credit cards          mspbj
  • 10-14 Doctors and dentists are increasingly teaming up with financial firms to launch custom medical-credit cards to let patients borrow for uninsured procedures, but the practice is drawing criticism and scrutiny.
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  • Last stop for Last Place?          duluth news tribune
  • 10-14 For now, downtown Duluth businessman Jim Carlson is calling Sherburne County Jail in Elk River home. He’s been confined there since being found guilty of 51 federal crimes last Monday.
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  • Petters will have to wait          star tribune
  • 10-10 Because of transportation scheduling issues, next week’s hearing for convicted businessman Tom Petters to seek a shorter prison sentence will be delayed until Oct. 23.
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  • Fry sentenced to 17+ yrs          star tribune
  • 10-9 James Nathan Fry, the Mound hedge fund manager who misled clients about their investments with convicted Wayzata businessman Tom Petters, was sentenced Wednesday to more than 17 years in prison.
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  • Activists suspected in minx escape          rochestor post bulletin
  • 10-9 Activists suspected in WI minx escape…
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  • Duluth owed $12M from casino          duluth news tribune
  • 10-8 A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa must pay the city of Duluth an estimated $12.4 million in casino revenue back payments.
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  • Feds seek 25 years for Fry          star tribune
  • 10-8 James Fry, one of the chief sources of funding for the Ponzi scheme engineered by Tom Petters, is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday and faces a possible prison term of 30 years or more.
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  • Duluth headshop owner guilty          kare11
  • 10-8 MINNEAPOLIS – A Minnesota head shop owner has been convicted of almost all counts against him in a closely watched federal case involving the sale of synthetic drugs.
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  • Medtronic rejected by U.S. high court           pioneer press
  • 10-7 The U.S. Supreme Court left intact a patent ruling that may cost a Medtronic Inc. unit more than $200 million in its clash with Edwards Lifesciences Corp. over devices that repair aortic valves without open-heart surgery.
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  • 2,000 mink released from farm          duluth news tribune
  • 10-7 NEW HOLSTEIN, Wis. — The FBI and Calumet County sheriff’s officials were investigating Sunday after 2,000 mink were set free from a fur farm.
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  • More Minnesotans default on student loans          kare11
  • 10-5 ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesotans are defaulting on their student loans within the first three years of leaving school at a higher rate. Still, the state’s failure rate of 11 percent is better than the national average of 14 percent.
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  • New MN law targets salon safety          kstp
  • 10-5 “It; took me two days to recover,” remembered Chaska Spa Manager Louise Gangelhoff. She’s referring to an incident at the very beginning of her 30 year career.
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  • No verdict yet in head shop trial          duluth news tribune
  • 10-4 MINNEAPOLIS — The three defendants in the Last Place on Earth trial will have to wait until next week to learn their fates, after a jury was unable to reach a verdict during a full day of deliberations Thursday.
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  • Law firm victorious against troll          minnesota business
  • 10-3 Minneapolis law firm Patterson Thuente is celebrating today, and so is Kaspersky Lab, their client.
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