Justice Up To Speed As Wages Become Issue

Minnesota’s justice system is back to normal speed after recession-induced budget cuts slowed it down, but state court officials now say they face a problem of losing employees to better pay elsewhere in government. Minnesota’s Bill of Rights requires justice be handed out “promptly and without delay,” a requirement being met better now than during…
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Political Chatter: Midwest Man To Run GOP Convention

A long-time Minnesota political operative with North Dakota roots and who lives part-time in Wisconsin will run the 2016 Republican National Convention. The four-day event Jeff Larson will oversee is to be in Cleveland. He did the same for the 2008 national convention in St. Paul, about 20 miles from his Hudson, Wis. home. “From…
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Legislative Notebook: Legislature Approves Freezing College Tuitions

A bill funding Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the University of Minnesota systems freezes tuitions.

Minnesota Court Officials Look To Improve Judge, Staff Pay

Minnesota judges for years told the public that justice delayed is justice denied, and budget cuts delay justice. Budget struggles eased two years ago and now court officials seek a budget bump to raise judges and staff members’ pay.

Moorhead Judge Named To Appeals Court

Judge Michael L. Kirk, who serves in Moorhead, moves to the state Appeals Court soon.