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FILED Wednesday, January 16, 2019


A17-0331        State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. John Lee Bowen, Appellant.
                         Court of Appeals.
            The phrase “personal property” in Minnesota Statutes section 609.24 (2018), the robbery statute, is a technical term meaning any property other than real property.  Property belonging to a business falls within the definition of “personal property” under the robbery statute.
            Affirmed.  Justice Margaret H. Chutich.


A18-1272        Jennifer Krumwiede, Respondent, vs. Ggnsc Slayton, LLC, and Constitution State Services Company, LLC, Relators,
                         Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN/Blue Plus, and Sanford Health, Intervenors.
                         Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.
            Affirmed without opinion.  Justice G. Barry Anderson.

A16-0057        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Patrick Chinedu Nwaneri, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0322003.
                         Supreme Court.
            Reinstated.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.


ADM10-8049             Rules of Criminal Procedure.
                                    Supreme Court.
            Order promulgating amendments to the Minnesota Rules of Criminal Procedure effective January 11, 2019.
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FILED Tuesday, December 18, 2018

(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)

1.      State of Minnesota vs. Lonny Duane Lundgren – A17-1788 – Denied                                                                                                              
2.      County of Pope, Minnesota vs. Michael A. Kirkeby, et al., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. – A18-0406 – Denied
3.      State of Minnesota vs. Lester Corey Bates – A17-1842 – Denied                                                                                                              
4.      State of Minnesota vs. Michael Anthony Thurstin – A17-1896 – Denied                                                                                                              
5.      State of Minnesota vs. Antwan Mister Carpenter – A17-0218 – Denied                                                                                                              
6.      State of Minnesota vs. Anthony Paul Hernandez – A17-0187, A17-0191 – Denied                                                                                                              
7.      Dustin Ryan Mortenson vs. Commissioner of Public Safety – A16-0738 – Denied                                                                                                              
8.      State of Minnesota vs. Erica Marie Ruiz – A17-1641 – Denied                                                                                                             
9.      Judy E. Adams vs. Melrose Community, LLC – A17-1913 – Denied                                                                                                              
10.    Aaron Carlson Corporation vs. Neal Cohen, et al., Stevens Industries, Inc. – A18-0100 – Granted
11.    State of Minnesota vs. Misty Kay Roy – A18-0326 – Granted                                                                                                           
12.    State of Minnesota vs. Nicholas Sean Perkins – A17-1590 – Denied                                                                                                              
13.    State of Minnesota vs. Minnesota School of Business, Inc. d/b/a Minnesota School of Business, et al. – A18-1761 –
         Petition for accelerated review – Denied         
14.    State of Minnesota vs. Terry Marcell Allen – A17-1877 – Denied                                                                                                              
15.    State of Minnesota vs. Lenny Paul Bissell – A17-1804 – Denied                                                                                                              
16.    Alex Cooper vs. Christopher Beaver – A18-0538 – Denied                                                                                                              
17.    Charles Winston vs. State of Minnesota – A17-1777 – Denied                                                                                                              
18.    Ishamel Portwood Middlebrook vs. State of Minnesota – A17-0693 – Denied                                                                                                              
19.    State of Minnesota vs. Terrell Cavanaugh Griffin – A17-0325 – Denied                                                                                                              
20.    State of Minnesota vs. Clayton Francis Marshalek – A17-1833 – Denied                                                                                                              
21.    State of Minnesota vs. Angel Pablo Torres, Jr. – A17-1830 – Denied                                                                                                              
22.    State of Minnesota vs. John Thomas Elliott – A18-0093 – Denied                                                                                                              
23.    In the Matter of the Civil Commitment of: Melvin Louis Allen – A18-0591 – Denied                                                                                                              
24.    In re Joshua Bernard Smith, State of Minnesota vs. Joshua Bernard Smith – A18-1577 – Denied
25.    State of Minnesota vs. Lynette Marie Robbins – A18-0290 – Denied
26.    State of Minnesota vs. Salanius Ortiz Dixon – A17-1668 – Denied
27.    In re the Matter of: Victoria Carlson and Stephen Carlson vs. Emily Johnson Piper, Tina Curry, et al. – A18-1578 – Denied
28.    In the Matter of the Welfare of the Children of: L.J.M., Parent – A18-0971 – Denied

Filed – November 30, 2018

 1.      In the Matter of the Welfare of the Children of: M.D.J., L.W., and R.L., Parents – A18-0500 – Denied

Filed – December 5, 2018

 1.      In the Matter of the Welfare of the Children of: H.R.W. and M.D.L., Parents – A18-0508 – Denied

Filed – December 12, 2018

 1.      In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of: G.G., Parent – A18-0788 – Denied

Filed – December 19, 2018

 1.      State of Minnesota vs. Kenneth Raynold Sleen – A18-1486 – Granted/Reversed/Remanded