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Duluth News Tribune, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 – Supreme Court considers mandatory union dues

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DAVID G. SAVAGE Tribune Washington Bureau    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether teachers and other public employees can be required to pay dues to support a union even if some of them oppose it.    Since 1977, the high … Continue reading

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Duluth News Tribune, Wednesday, January 08, 2014

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Judge dismisses Eveleth cop’s age bias lawsuit TOM OLSEN tolsen@duluthnews.com      A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by an Eveleth police lieutenant who claimed that he was discriminated against based on his age.    The case is not yet over, … Continue reading

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Duluth News Tribune, Thursday, December 26, 2013 – Lawsuit alleges tot hurt on manhole cover

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Lawsuit alleges tot hurt on manhole cover TOM OLSEN tolsen@duluthnews.com    Megan and Troy Brown were visiting Duluth for a relative’s wedding on Aug. 26, 2011, when they decided to stop on the Lakewalk for a photo in front of the … Continue reading

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Duluth police officer Jouppi found not guilty of assault | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published November 23, 2013, 12:00 AM Duluth police officer Jouppi found not guilty of assault Richard Jouppi sat almost motionless in his chair as Judge John DeSanto announced verdicts of not guilty on the two criminal charges he faced. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Former Northland fire chief pleads guilty to setting fires in Superior National Forest | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published November 22, 2013, 05:10 PM Former Northland fire chief pleads guilty to setting fires in Superior National Forest Former Babbitt Fire Chief Ryan Scharber pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis to two counts of setting fires … Continue reading

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Duluth police officer accused of assault testifies it was self-defense | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

Published November 22, 2013, 12:00 AM Duluth police officer accused of assault testifies it was self-defense Richard Jouppi told a Pine County jury Thursday that he was thinking of his wife and kids at home when he delivered several closed-fist … Continue reading

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Judge Orders County To Reduce Premiums For Police Retirees – Labor Relations Information System

Judge Orders County To Reduce Premiums For Police Retirees November 13th, 2013 BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD – A court has ordered Baltimore County to reduce the health insurance premiums it charges hundreds of retired police officers. Baltimore County Circuit Judge Michael … Continue reading

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Evacuation shortens first day of trial involving former active-duty Duluth police officer | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published November 20, 2013, 12:00 AM Evacuation shortens first day of trial involving former active-duty Duluth police officer The first day of testimony in the assault trial of Richard Jouppi was cut short Tuesday after a poison-tainted envelope threat caused … Continue reading

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Trial begins in alleged Duluth police assault | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published November 19, 2013, 12:00 AM Trial begins in alleged Duluth police assault A Pine County jury will decide the fate this week of former active-duty Duluth police Officer Richard Jouppi, who is accused of assaulting a man in a … Continue reading

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Cook County Attorney in court today on sex assault charges | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published November 12, 2013, 12:00 AM Cook County Attorney in court today on sexual misconduct charges Embattled Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell will be back in court this morning for his first public appearance since being By: Tom Olsen, Duluth News … Continue reading