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Does Minnesota Statutes 8.31 ADDITIONAL DUTIES OF ATTORNEY GENERAL apply to MN Statutes 43A.11?

If a state agency violates MN Statutes 43A.11 (which gives preference to hiring military veterans in some circumstances), can the Minnesota Attorney General open an investigation under MN Statutes 8....
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“Innocent until proven guilty” literally?

Some years ago, a police officer named Derek Chauvin was found guilty of 2nd degree murder of George Floyd. He received a sentence of about 20 years. At the time it was reported that had he been a ...
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Does Minnesota Statutes 43A.11 apply at the County or Council Or Regional level?

I am a US Army Veteran and I applied to a few jobs position at the County and Regional/Council government agency level. I was told by the HR department that MN Statutes 43A.11 (which gives preference ...
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Are there legal consequences for voting in opposing party's presidential primary?

This question is a kind of follow-up to a question on Minneapolis reddit. In short: Are there legal consequences in MN for voting in the opposing party's primary election with the aim of "helping&...
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Can people legally perform services for others without declaring themselves to be an offical self-employed organization?

A person would like to provide home services for some of his neighbors. Is it necessary to set up an official business and employ himself -- perhaps for purposes of sales-tax compliance?
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Minnesota 'duty to retreat'?

Many sources online say that Minnesota imposes a 'duty to retreat' in all self defense situations. None of these sources online, whether they support the concept or not, cite any specific legislation ...
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Can a tenant assume responsibilities for smoke detectors in Minnesota?

My interpretation is that in Minnesota, the landlord of a residence is responsible for keeping the smoke detector functioning, and that this is part of the implied warranty of habitability. I think ...
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Would my title be updated after the highway was replatted in the 90's?

I live next to a state highway and the lot my house is on was originally created around 1960. I purchased my house 5 years ago and the property description on the title when I bought the house ...
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How are statutes cited in a trial?

When an argument in a court case relies on the specifics of a statute, and that case goes to trial, how does that statute typically get presented to the opposing party and the judge? Does the ...
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What is a "valid" restraining order?

I honestly believe that a restraining order that I was arrested on was invalid, because it doesn't show up on my public record (rap sheet), and both the BCA, and director of public safety in my city ...
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How are motions for summary judgment opposed?

I have been reading up on summary judgment as applied to Minnesota civil trials. While I believe I have a reasonable handle on how and when to file a motion of summary judgment, one thing that is ...
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Would a chariot be road-legal in Minnesota?

We already have a question about motorcycle chariots in Florida, but what about actual, horse-drawn chariots, and what about Minnesota? My thinking is that it would probably fall into the same ...
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Motions in Hip Pocket Service?

Apparently, Minnesota and the Dakotas allow "Hip pocket service", where a case starts by just sending someone a demand letter by what appears to be certified mail. In Minnesota, these cases ...
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Why is Derek Chauvin considered a predatory offender in Minnesota?

Derek Chauvin has recently been sentenced for the murder of George Floyd, and as part of the sentencing he will be required to register as a predatory offender upon release. However, Chauvin was ...
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Used Farm Equipment Contract Performance / Fraud Suites

This question is in regard to a would-be purchaser's ability to sue for contract performance and/or damages when purchasing equipment and the dealership sells something they don't have the ability to ...
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Legality of intentionally sending patches with security vulnerabilities to open source projects

Referring to no one and no incident in particular, imagine that some individuals, interested in performing a social/technical experiment, designed some changes to an open source project, knowing that ...
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Could Derek Chauvin be retried?

Given Maxine Water's "abhorrent" conduct in Minneapolis (the judge's word, not mine) and the subsequent guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin, appeal(s) seem a virtual certainty. If a ...
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Being convicted for murder and manslaughter for the same act [duplicate]

Derek Chauvin has just been convicted of both murder and manslaughter for the same crime (killing George Floyd). I understand how one person can be charged with multiple offences for the same crime (...
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How do murder charges work? [duplicate]

In the recent trial of former officer Derek Chauvin, today he was found guilty on all charges. Those charges include: Murder in the Second Degree (Murder 2) Murder in the Third Degree (Murder 3) ...
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Qualified Immunity in Wright Minnesota Shooting

https://abcnews.go.com/US/minnesota-police-officer-fatally-shoots-driver-traffic-stop/story?id=77013068 Given that a Minnesota policewoman used a firearm, when she verbally indicated she would Taser a ...
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How does a witness get an attorney?

Someone who was with George Floyd the day he was killed pleaded the Fifth (source). The Hennepin County Public Defender's Office filed the notice on behalf of Morries Hall, who was sitting in the ...
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How many years could Chauvin get for tax fraud?

Derek Chauvin was charged with nine counts of felony tax fraud. I looked up the maximum sentence for tax evasion. It is five years. Does this mean that, from taxes alone, Chauvin is eligible for 45 ...
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Anti-Fighting Clauses in a Prenup (MN)

Any ideas for prenup clauses to discourage fighting at a future divorce? I've got so far: Binding mediation & arbitration Fees (attorney, court, etc.) awarded to opposite party for refusing ...
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Does a Pet Deposit change the meaning of Wear and Tear?

I am curious, in a Rental Agreement there are the following stipulations for having pet(s) on the property: a non-refundable pet deposit be made (Payment) I think I can safely assume this is for ...
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Being charged with driving while impaired, in the state of Minnesota? While prescribed desoxyn

Or while being prescribed desoxyn by a doctor, Is there a limit of methamphetamine in one's system that can allow one to drive and not be charged with driving while impaired, in the state of ...
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What enforcement is there for lack of lawn care in Minneapolis?

I live in Minneapolis, and my landlords are not properly maintaining my yard, which is shared with the other unit. In Minnesota, lawn care is the landlord's responsibility, unless the lease ...
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My landlord decided that my rent is due earlier than we had agreed

I'm renting a room in a house in Minnesota, USA. Upon telling my landlord that I was looking for a different place to rent because of her dogs constantly barking at me (and even biting me), she ...
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If someone leaves a scooter from a vehicle sharing service in my yard can I dismantle it?

A scooter from a vehicle sharing service (Bird) was left in my yard. What laws do I break if I dismantle it? Does the owner have any civil claim against me? Assume the scooter can be reassembled. ...
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Signed non-compete, no mention of one in offer letter (MN). Is it still enforceable?

First post on here after doing a ton of Google searching on this topic. Roughly five years ago, I began work at Company A. In my offer letter, there was no mention of my employment being dependent on ...
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Is it intimidation or trespassing if someone confronts you about suing their insurance company when at home?

I had a guy show up at my house knowing that I was already suing his car insurance company, for a car accident; he hit my car passing on left while homeowner was turning left into their driveway. ...
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I am looking for a Minnesota law similar to a California law about vehicles, trailers, and overhang

I don't know that you will be able to find the Minnesota statute or regulation on point. If you can, I will be grateful for sure but my search led me to a more general question. MN has a comparatively ...
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