Tag Archives: Minnesota Court of Appeals

Non-Indian Reckless Driver Arrested by Tribal Police Doesn’t Like It, but Still Loses

Here is the unpublished opinion in State v. Ziegler (Minn. Ct. App.): Opinion

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Split Minnesota COA Rejects Environmental Impact Statement on Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project

Here is the opinion in In re Applications of Enbridge Energy (Minn. Ct. App.): Minnesota COA Opinion

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Minnesota COA Confirms Tribal Police Have Power to Detain and Deliver Non-Indians

Here is the opinion in State v. Thompson. The court’s syllabus: If a tribal police officer suspects a person who is not an Indian of violating a Minnesota criminal statute on an Indian reservation, and if the victim is not … Continue reading

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Minnesota COA Rejects Name Change of Lake to Original Indigenous Name…

… in favor of keeping it named after an architect of the Indian Removal Act and slaveowner. Here is the opinion in Save Lake Calhoun v. Strommen. An excerpt from news coverage (here): Signs around the lake have already been … Continue reading

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Minnesota COA Holds Red Lake Ojibwe Convictions Not Eligible for Interjurisdictional Jail Credit

Here is the opinion in State v. Roy: state-v-roy.pdf

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Minnesota COA Allows Leech Lake Ojibwe Citizen’s Fireworks Shop to Remain Open

Here is the unpublished opinion in Irv’s Boomin’ Fireworks v. Muhar: opa171416-040918

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Unpublished ICWA Case from MN, Judge Jesson Concurrence

Here. This is an unpublished termination of parental rights out of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Here is the concurrence in its entirety:: With a backdrop of historical trauma and a high number of Indian children being removed from their … Continue reading

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Minnesota COA Remands Off-Rez Treaty Rights Case to State District Court

Here are the materials in State of Minnesota v. Northrup: Order – Certifying Question Statement – Case – Appellant Order – Jurisdiction Questioned Memorandum – Informal – Respondent Memorandum – Informal – Appellant Order – Dismiss – Not Stipulated, Entire … Continue reading

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Minnesota Court of Appeals Decides ICWA Notice Appeal

Here is the unpublished opinion in In re Welfare of Child A.N.T. (Minn. App.): In re ANT An excerpt: The district court properly inquired into whether ICWA applies here. After extensive testimony, the district court’s reopening of the ICWA issue, … Continue reading

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Minnesota COA Affirms State Rules Limiting Non-Indian Fish Harvest on Mille Lacs Lake

Here is the opinion in Save Mille Lacs Sportsfishing v. Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources: OPa140679-021715

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