Minnesota Court of Appeals Published Opinions
Minnesota Court of Appeals
April - June 2003
Published Opinions

June 24, 2003

  • C6-02-1159, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Aldo Acosta Dominguez, Appellant.
  • C9-02-1608, In the Matter of:  Henrietta Ann Thompson, as Trustee for the Heirs and Next of Kin of Michael David Demo, Appellant, vs. Lennon Virgil Hughart, Respondent.
  • C0-02-1920, Thomas P. Risk, Relator, vs. Eastside Beverage, Respondent, Commissioner of Economic Security, Respondent.
  • C9-02-2015, Duane Lecy, Appellant, vs. Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Co., Respondent.
  • C4-02-2021, Patricia E. Miklas, as trustee for the Next-of-Kin of Kathleen Rose Fields and Daniel Joseph Fields, Deceased, Respondent, vs. Stephen Travis Parrott, et al., Defendants, Illinois Farmers Insurance Company, Appellant.
  • C7-02-2109, Norwest Bank Minnesota North, N.A., as Trustee of the Stephen Lisle Trust, Appellant, vs. Reed Beckler, Respondent.
  • C5-02-2125, Randall Todd Homan, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Commissioner of Public Safety, Respondent.
  • C1-02-2140, Fred Guercio, Appellant, vs. Production Automation Corporation, et al., Respondents.
  • C2-02-2261, Donald Peter Maietta, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Commissioner of Public Safety, Respondent.

    June 17, 2003

  • C6-02-1467, In the Matter of the Welfare of:  S.L., Child.
  • C6-02-1775, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Amber Lynn Bluhm, Appellant.
  • C4-02-1791, Angela Michelle Walswick-Boutwell, petitioner, Respondent, vs. William Thurston Boutwell, Jr., Appellant.
  • C9-02-2029, Judd Turner, et al., Respondents, vs. Mutual Service Casualty Insurance Company, Respondent, Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Appellant.
  • C6-02-2117, David M. Pietsch, D.C., et al., Relators, vs. Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Respondent.
  • CX-02-2119, In re the Welfare of: B.K.P., a minor child, Julie Neu, n/k/a Julie Glaraton, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Brian D. Pollard, Respondent.
  • C6-03-152, In re the Marriage of: Deborah K. Mingen, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Thomas M. Mingen, Respondent.

    June 16, 2003

  • C3-02-1605, Patricia Ludowese Ray, Respondent, vs. Miller Meester Advertising, Inc., Appellant, Robert V. Miller, Defendant.

    June 10, 2003

  • CX-02-1603, Gerald Wendinger, et al., Appellants, vs. Forst Farms, Inc., et al., Respondents, Wakefield Pork, Inc., Respondent.
  • C5-02-1718, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Jaimie Lynn Cunningham, et al., Appellants.
  • C0-02-1724, Chanhassen Chiropractic Center, P.A., petitioner, Appellant, vs. The City of Chanhassen, Respondent.
  • C0-02-2002, First Construction Credit, Inc., Respondent, vs. Simonson Lumber of Waite Park, Inc., Appellant.

    June 3, 2003

  • CX-02-855, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Kristen Rae Manypenny, Appellant.
  • C3-02-1149, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Yahye Elmi Abdisalan, Appellant.
  • C3-02-1328, Robert W. Carlstrom Company, Inc., Respondent, vs. German Evangelical Lutheran St. Paul's Congregation of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession at Jordan, Scott County, Minnesota, Appellant.
  • C3-02-1622, In the Matter of the Welfare of: T.J.C., Child.
  • C2-02-1689, James Joseph Meemken, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
  • CX-02-1875, CX-02-1889, Linda Longrie, individually and o/b/o/ Taylor Longrie, Respondent, vs. Rick Luthen, Defendant, Peggy Luthen, Appellant, AND Peggy Luthen, Appellant, vs. Linda G. Longrie, Respondent, Itasca County, Respondent (CX-02-1889).
  • CX-02-2024, In the Matter of the Child of Michael Simon, Parent.
  • C5-02-2142, John K. Garde, Respondent, vs. One 1992 Ford Explorer XLT Motor Vehicle, VIN No. 1FMDU34X3NUC11624, Minnesota License No. FHW 406, Defendant, City of Richfield, Appellant.

    May 27, 2003

  • C6-02-1212, Leamington Co., Appellant, vs. Nonprofits' Insurance Association, an Interinsurance Exchange, Respondent.
  • C1-02-1490, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Malachi Kilgore, Appellant.
  • CX-02-1620, Larry Hanson, as Co-Trustee for the Heirs and Next of Kin of Jenna Hegstrom, Deceased, et al., Appellants, vs. State Farm Insurance Company, Defendant, and Jodi Madsen, as Co-Trustee for the Heirs and Next of Kin of Jenna Hegstrom, Deceased, Respondent.
  • C8-02-1664, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Casey Borrego, Appellant.
  • C3-02-1894, First National Bank of the North, Respondent, vs. Automotive Finance Corporation, Appellant, J. Doe I-III, Defendants.
  • C8-02-1972, C4-02-2083, Schwickert, Inc., Respondent, vs. Winnebago Seniors, Ltd., et al., Respondents (C8-02-1972), Appellants (C4-02-2083), vs. 11,111, Inc., d/b/a Energy Conservation Consultants, Inc., third party defendant, Respondent (C4-02-2083), AMCO Insurance Company, Inc., Appellant (C8-02-1972), Respondent (C4-02-2083).

    May 20, 2003

  • C0-02-797, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Juan Alexander Coleman, Appellant.
  • C3-02-1460, Thor Yang, Relator, vs. County of Carver, et al., Respondents.
  • C3-02-1667, Hilary Ziols, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Rice County Board of Commissioners, Appellant.
  • C1-02-1747, Bank Midwest, Minnesota, Iowa, N.A., Appellant, vs. Jerome Lipetzky, et al., Respondents, James Lipetzky, et al., Respondents.
  • C5-02-1816, In the Matter of the Appointment of a Trustee for the Heirs of Eugene Ernest Bodeker, Decedent.
  • CX-02-1830, Patricia Rogers Williamson, a/k/a Patricia Rogers, Respondent, vs. Robert Prasciunas, et al., Appellants.
  • C5-02-1878, In Re the Marriage of: Patricia Louise Youker, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Nick Allen Youker, Appellant.
  • CX-02-1908, Juan Antonio Lojano Munoz, Appellant, vs. August Leroy Kihlgren, et al., Respondents.
  • C8-02-1941, Lisa Olson, et al., Respondents, vs. First Church of Nazarene, et al., Defendants, Mervin Leroy Kelley, Defendant, The Minnesota District Church of the Nazarene, Appellant.
  • C0-02-1996, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Lon Syhavong, Appellant.
  • C3-02-2236, CX-03-168, In the Matter of the Civil Commitment of: James Allen Martin.
  • C5-02-858, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Mario Gerald Grillo, Appellant.

    May 13, 2003

  • C5-02-1931, Star Tribune, published by The Star Tribune Company, Respondent, vs. City of St. Paul, Minnesota, and its Department of Police, Appellant.
  • C4-02-1936, Jason Thomas Jones, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Commissioner of Public Safety, Respondent.

    May 6, 2003

  • C6-02-1243, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, Relator, vs. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Respondent.
  • C7-02-1378, In the Matter of a Petition for Clarification of an Appropriate Unit: Education Minnesota-Intermediate District No. 917, Local 3904, St. Paul, Minnesota, Relator, vs. Intermediate School District No. 917, Rosemount, Minnesota, Respondent, Bureau of Mediation Services, Respondent.
  • C9-02-1544, Carla Thompson, Relator, vs. County of Hennepin, Respondent, Commissioner of Economic Security, Respondent.
  • C9-02-1611, Lisa A. Broek, trustee for the next-of-kin of Alan L. Uetz, decedent, Appellant, vs. Park Nicollet Health Services, et al., Respondents.
  • C9-02-1821, C2-02-1837, Kimberly A. Molloy, et al., Respondents, vs. Diane M. Meier, M.D., et al., Appellants (C9-02-1821), Respondents (C2-02-1837), Reno E. Backus, M.D., et al., Defendants (C9-02-1821), Appellants (C2-02-1837), North Memorial Health Care d/b/a North Memorial Medical Center, Defendant (C2-02-1837).
  • C9-02-863, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Tina DeAnn Leja, Appellant.

    April 29, 2003

  • C3-02-1278, Allen VanLandschoot, et al., Appellants, vs. Brian Walsh, Respondent.
  • CX-02-1701, Independent School District No. 775, Appellant, vs. Holm Brothers Plumbing and Heating, Inc., Respondent.
  • C6-02-1789, In the Matter of the Trust Created Under Agreement with George B. Lane, dated December 30, 1935, In the Matter of the Trust for the Benefit of George Lane Barbour Under Article V. of the Will of George B. Lane, In the Matter of the Trust Created Under Agreement with Nellie S. Lane, dated December 30, 1935, In the Matter of the Trust of Gwenyth Barbour DeWitt Under Articles V. and VII. of the Will of Lewis W. Barbour.
  • C0-02-2033, In Re: Bengt Val Thulin.

    April 22, 2003

  • C9-02-958, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Michael McCarthy, Appellant.
  • C8-02-1387, Cimarron Village, Respondent, vs. Cynthia Washington, et al., Appellants.
  • C6-02-1534, University of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Robert J. Woolley, M.D., Relator.
  • C3-02-1586, Anne Stanton, Respondent, vs. Mazda 2001 VIN 4F2YU08121KM57063 Plate No. GLE 228 (MN) Date of Seizure: 09/09/01, Appellant.
  • C8-02-1860, State of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Mitchell Logan Johnson, Respondent.

    April 15, 2003

  • C7-02-1204, Star Tribune, et al., Appellants, Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, Respondent, vs. Minnesota Twins Partnership, a Minnesota General Partnership, d/b/a Minnesota Twins Baseball Club and the Minnesota Twins, Respondent, Major League Baseball, an unincorporated association doing business in Minnesota and headquartered in New York, Respondent.
  • C4-02-1466, Jennifer Gilder, claimant, Respondent, vs. Auto-Owners Insurance Company, Appellant.
  • C6-02-1582, State of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Earl Harold Miller, Respondent.
  • CX-02-1634, In Re the Arbitration of Lisa Olson, Respondent, vs. Auto-Owners Insurance Company, Appellant.
  • C1-02-1778, State of Minnesota, ex rel. Kenneth Gene Engel, Appellant, vs. Robert Fletcher, Ramsey County Sheriff, Respondent.
  • C2-02-932, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Daniel James Bergerson, Appellant.

    April 9, 2003

  • C3-02-1409, Northern States Power Company, d/b/a Xcel Energy, petitioner, Respondent, vs. City of Sunfish Lake, Respondent, and Power Line Task Force, Inc., intervenor, Appellant, Douglas P. Beedon, et al., Intervenors.
  • C7-02-1428, Dean P. Vlahos, et al., Appellants, vs. R&I Construction of Bloomington, Inc., f/k/a Robert Waade & Associates, Inc., et al., Respondents, John Doe, et al., Defendants, and R&I Construction of Bloomington, Inc., f/k/a Robert Waade & Associates, Inc., et al., third party plaintiffs, Respondents, vs. Quality Insulation, Inc., third party defendant, Respondent, Intex Insulating Co., Inc., Third Party Defendant, Kleve Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., third party defendant, Respondent, Tappe Construction Co., third party defendant, Respondent, Donnelly Brothers Construction Company, Inc., third party defendant, Respondent, Collins Electrical Construction Co., third party defendant, Respondent, Weather Shield Mfg., Inc., Third Party Defendant.

    April 8, 2003

  • C5-01-1157, C4-01-1165, Andrew Scott Kastner, Respondent (C5-01-1157), Eric Nelson, Respondent (C4-01-1165), vs. Star Trails Association, A Minnesota Not for Profit Association, petitioner, Appellant.
  • C2-02-1160, Justin Marshall Paone, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
  • C4-02-1385, Richard Gibson, et al., Respondents, vs. Coldwell Banker Burnet, et al., Defendants, Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson, P.A., Appellant.
  • C0-02-1402, Wolf Motor Company, Inc., Respondent, vs. One 2000 Ford F-350, VIN IFTSX31F1YEC59488, Appellant.
  • C4-02-1497, In the Matter of the Application of Linda B. Ganje and Michael J. Ganje, as joint tenants to Register the Title of Certain Land, vs. In the Matter of the Application of Charles S. Schuler and Susan M. Schuler, husband and wife, as joint tenants to Register the Title of Certain Land.
  • C3-02-1698, C8-02-1700, State of Minnesota, Plaintiff, vs. Todd Laverne Lilleskov, Defendant (C3-02-1698), Henry Hicks Jr., Defendant (C8-02-1700).
  • C2-02-1840, In re the Marriage of :  Christopher L. Schroeder, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Michele M. Schroeder, Respondent.
  • C0-03-17, State of Minnesota, ex rel. Norman Scott Allen, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Joan Fabian, Commissioner of Corrections, Respondent.

    April 1, 2003

  • C0-02-542, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Christopher Henry McNeil, Appellant.
  • C9-02-1012, C0-02-1013, C7-02-1025, C2-02-1028, Prairie Island Indian Community, Respondent, vs. Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Respondent (C9-02-1012, C0-02-1013), Appellant (C7-02-1025), Defendant (C2-02-1028), and William J. Lawrence, Appellant (C9-02-1012, C0-02-1013), Respondent (C7-02-1025), Intervenor-Defendant (C2-02-1028), and Star Tribune, Amicus Curiae, and Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians, Respondent (C9-02-1012, C0-02-1013), Plaintiff, (C7-02-1025, C2-02-1028), vs. State of Minnesota and Charlie Weaver as the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Respondents (C9-02-1012, C0-02-1013), Appellants (C7-02-1025, C2-02-1028), and William J. Lawrence, Appellant (C9-02-1012, C0-02-1013), Respondent (C7-02-1025), Intervenor-Defendant (C2-02-1028), and Star Tribune, Amicus Curiae.
  • CX-02-1200, Carolina Holdings Midwest, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, d/b/a Inter-State Lumber, Respondent, vs. James A. Copouls, et al., Appellants, Citizens State Bank of Waverly, et al., Defendants, Scherer Bros. Lumber Co., Respondent, Flare Heating & Air Conditioning, Respondent, and Scherer Bros. Lumber Co., Defendant and Third-Party Plaintiff, vs. Robb Gass, individually, Third-Party Defendant, and Carolina Holdings Midwest, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, d/b/a Inter-State Lumber, Plaintiff and Third-Party Plaintiff, vs. Littfin Lumber Company, d/b/a Littfin, Third-Party Defendant, and Robb Gass Construction, Inc., Defendant and Second Third-Party Plaintiff, vs. Britt J. and Michele Willis, d/b/a Design Classics Custom Home Designers, et al., Second Third-Party Defendants.
  • C2-02-1210, County of Martin, et al., Respondents, vs. Minnesota Counties Insurance Trust, Appellant.
  • C7-02-1302, Roger Stelter, et al., Appellants, vs. Chiquita Processed Foods, L.L.C., et al., Respondents.
  • C3-02-1684, In the Matter of the Children of Aeropajito Castro Vasquez.
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