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Minnesota Court of Appeals opinions are issued weekly and are available to the public at 10 a.m. CST/CDT every Monday.

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Published OpinionsBy statute, the Court of Appeals issues a published opinion only in the most important and complex cases. Published opinions include an extensive analysis of the facts and law. They will be considered and used by courts faced with similar issues in the future, and they are published in books found in most law libraries.

DECISIONS OF THE COURT OF APPEALS
FILED Monday, June 24, 2019



A18-1616        T. G. G., Appellant, vs. H. E. S., Respondent, A. F. K., et al., intervenors, Respondents. 
                         Isanti County District Court, Hon. John D. Klossner.
            I.  The grant of a temporary restraining order does not constitute a “judicial hearing” for the purpose of determining the timeliness of a revocation of a recognition of parentage under Minn. Stat. § 257.75, subd. 2 (2018).
            II.  Minn. Stat. § 259.52, subd. 8(1) (2018), which prohibits a putative father who does not qualify for a statutory exception and did not timely register with the Minnesota Father’s Adoption Registry from “maintaining” an ongoing paternity action once an adoption proceeding is commenced, does not facially violate the procedural due process rights of putative fathers.
            Affirmed.  Judge Carol A. Hooten.


A18-1093
        State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Richard Ford Marsh, Appellant.
                         
Nicollet County District Court, Hon. Allison Krehbiel-Baskfield.
            The validity of a search of a rented room, pursuant to a warrant authorizing the search of an entire house, depends on whether the officers knew or reasonably should have known that it was a multiple-occupancy house during the search.
            Affirmed.  Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr.
 
Unpublished OpinionsUnpublished opinions are issued in cases that are less complicated, that involve legal issues that have already been decided in published opinions, or that will affect only the parties to that particular case. These opinions are usually shorter, do not contain extensive discussion of the facts, and are not generally relied on by other courts to the same degree as published opinions.

UNPUBLISHED OPINIONS
FILED Monday, June 24, 2019

Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 480A.08, subd. 3 (2018)



1.         A18-1971
            State of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Joshua Jon Mugge, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks.
            Pine County District Court, Hon. Patrick W. Flanagan.

2.         A18-1926
            In the Matter of the Appeal by Eriksmoen Cottages of St. Cloud, LLC (License Nos.
            1071214 and 1078291) of the Determination of Maltreatment and Order to Pay a Fine.
            Affirmed.  Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks.
            Minnesota Department of Human Services.

3.         A18-1353
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Kimberly Ann Kruger, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks.
            Dakota County District Court, Hon. Arlene Perkkio.

4.         A18-1266
            Red River Apartments, LLC, Respondent, vs. June Lacey, by her trustee, Joyce Lacey,
            Appellant, John Doe, et al, Defendants.
            Affirmed; motion denied.  Judge Kevin G. Ross.
            Otter Tail County District Court, Hon. Mark F. Hansen.

5.         A19-0072
            Nicholas Houchins, Respondent, vs. Soo Line Railroad Company d/b/a Canadian
            Pacific, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Heidi S. Schellhas.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Edward Thomas Wahl.

6.         A18-1760
            State of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Robert Lee Fettig, Respondent.
            Reversed and remanded.  Judge Heidi S. Schellhas.
            Kandiyohi County District Court, Hon. Michael J. Thompson.

7.         A18-1686
            Interplastic Corporation, Relator, vs. Kevin Rausch, Respondent, Department of
            Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Matthew E. Johnson.
            Department of Employment and Economic Development.

8.         A18-1453
            Sheila L. Graff, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Kurt D. Duhn, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Matthew E. Johnson.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Kristin Siegesmund.

9.         A18-1446
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Davon Keontae Garner, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Michelle A. Larkin.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. William H. Koch.

10.       A18-1692
            Richard R. Fageroos, Jr., Appellant, vs. Tony Lourey, et al., Respondents.
            Affirmed.  Judge Louise Dovre Bjorkman.
            Ramsey County District Court, Hon. Richard H. Kyle, Jr.

11.       A18-2031
            In re the Matter of the Welfare of the Children of: H. W.-S. and D. T. W., Parents.
            Affirmed.  Judge Carol A. Hooten.
            Kandiyohi County District Court, Hon. Jennifer Fischer.

12.       A18-1387
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Scott David Quall, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Carol A. Hooten.
            Scott County District Court, Hon. Arlene Perkkio.
 
13.       A18-1445
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Rosalee Ann Grace Pickett, Appellant.
            Reversed.  Judge Denise D. Reilly.
            Wadena County District Court, Hon. Douglas B. Clark.

14.       A18-1823
            Axia Contracting, LLC, Respondent, vs. Jon Grefsrud, et al., Defendants, Minnesota
            National Bank, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Lucinda E. Jesson.
            Otter Tail County District Court, Hon. Kevin Miller.

15.       A18-1720
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Craig Stevens Handeland, Appellant.
            Affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded.  Judge Lucinda E. Jesson.
            Mille Lacs County District Court, Hon. Steven A. Anderson.

16.       A18-1677
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Cressdina Danika Bondeson, Appellant.
            Affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded.  Judge Tracy M. Smith.
            Ramsey County District Court, Hon. Joy D. Bartscher.

17.       A18-1653, A18-1656
            In re the Trust of the Charles W. J. Curry Trust Dated June 5, 1991, as amended, and In
            re the Trust of the Phyllis A. Curry Trust Dated June 5, 1991, as amended.
            Affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded.  Judge Tracy M. Smith.
            Dakota County District Court, Hon. Shawn M. Moynihan.

18.       A18-1316
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Pierre Lemar Burgess, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Tracy M. Smith.
            Ramsey County District Court, Hon. Gary W. Bastian.

19.       A18-1144
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Deandre Darnell Bradley, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Tracy M. Smith.
            Meeker County District Court, Hon. Stephen J. Wentzell.

20.       A18-1332
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Andrew Erik Heiderscheid, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Diane B. Bratvold.
            Dakota County District Court, Hon. Jerome B. Abrams.

21.       A18-1263
            William Marcus Daniel Edwards, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota,
            Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Diane B. Bratvold.
            Blue Earth County District Court, Hon. Gregory J. Anderson.

22.       A18-1643
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Zong Lee, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge James B. Florey.
            Wright County District Court, Hon. Catherine McPherson.
 
23.       A18-1609
            Kevin Robert Miller, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Commissioner of Public Safety,
            Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge James B. Florey.
            Dakota County District Court, Hon. Karen Asphaug.

24.       A18-1925
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. D. K. Z., Appellant.
            Reversed and remanded.  Judge Jeanne M. Cochran.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Ivy S. Bernhardson.

25.       A18-1775
            Richard Duncan, Relator, vs. County of Chisago, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Jeanne M. Cochran.
            Chisago County Board of Commissioners.

26.       A18-1902
            Al Dressely, et al., Respondents, vs. CAL Properties, LLC, et al., Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Randall J. Slieter.
            Dakota County District Court, Hon. Richelle M Wahi.

27.       A18-1651
            Thomas M. Dillahunt, Respondent, vs. Tami L. Mitchell, Appellant.
            Affirmed; motion denied.  Judge Roger M. Klaphake.*
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Karen A. Janisch.

28.       A19-0174
            In re the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of: A. P. (deceased) and P. K., Parents.
            Affirmed.  Judge Randolph W. Peterson.*
            St. Louis County District Court, Hon. Sally Tarnowski.

29.       A18-2155
            William Miller, Appellant, vs. Public Storage, a foreign Real Estate Investment Trust,
            Respondent.
            Reversed and remanded.  Judge John P. Smith.*
            Anoka County District Court, Hon. Barry A. Sullivan.
 
* Retired judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, serving by appointment pursuant to Minn. Const. art. VI, § 10.
 
Order OpinionsCases that involve a few simple issues may be decided by order opinions, which include little discussion of the facts of the case and a brief analysis of the laws that are involved.

RECENT ORDER OPINIONS
June 24, 2019



1.         A18-1787
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Russell Vincent Winbush, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Francis J. Connolly.
            Pine County District Court, Hon. Heather Wynn.

 

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