Minnesota Court of Appeals
May - September 1996
Published Opinions

May 7, 1996

  • C0-95-2027, The 614 Company, Appellant, vs. The Minneapolis Community Development Agency Respondent, and The City of Minneapolis, Respondent.
  • C4-95-2452, Patricia A. Fettes, Relator, vs. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Respondent, Commissioner of Economic Security, Respondent.
  • C7-95-2252, In Re the Marriage of: Ann C. LaFreniere-Nietz, n/k/a Ann C. LaFreniere, petitioner, Appellant, vs. John Malcolm Nietz, Respondent.
  • C9-95-2009, John Senior, Jr., Relator, vs. City of Edina, Respondent.
  • CX-95-2441, In Re the Marriage of: Wendy Kathryn Kahn, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Robert John Tronnier, Appellant.
  • CX-95-2455, Peter Michael Sarafolean, Appellant, vs. David Gideon Kauffman, Respondent, Faith Eleanor Kauffman, Respondent, Dakota County, et al., Respondents.
  • CX-95-2505, John J. Killen, Trustee for the next of kin of Jill M. Dibley, Deceased, Appellant, vs. Independent School District No. 706, defendant and third-party plaintiff, Respondent, vs. John and Gayle Dibley, Third-Party Defendants, and John J. Killen, Trustee for the next of kin of Jill M. Dibley, Deceased, Appellant, vs. Frank Fabish, defendant and third-party plaintiff, Respondent, vs. John and Gayle Dibley, third-party defendants, Respondents.

    May 14, 1996

  • C2-95-2319, William Carter, III, Appellant, vs. Training Board, et al., Respondent.
  • C2-95-2434, Electric Fetus Company, Inc., et al., Respondents, vs. City of Duluth, et al., Appellant.
  • C3-95-2202, Kjell J. Rodne, Relator, vs. Commissioner of Human Services, Respondent.
  • C4-95-2628, In Re the Marriage of: Kimberly Jean Abu-Dalbough, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Ibrahim Majed Abu-Dalbough, Appellant.
  • C7-95-2073, In the Matter of the Welfare of: S.J.G., Child.
  • C9-95-2219, Gloria Palmer, Relator, vs. Independent School District No. 917, Respondent.

    May 21, 1996

  • C3-95-2247/C5-95-2590, Glenn M. Heller, applicant for intervention, Appellant (C3-95-2247), Patsy Loverude and her minor children, et al., and Tessa L. Koller, a minor by her mother Margaret R. Koller, applicants for intervention, Appellants (C5-95-2590), Harold Eugene McDowell, et al., Respondents (C3-95-2247), Plaintiffs (C5-95-2590), vs. Schwan's Sales Enterprises, Inc., Respondent.
  • C4-95-2287, Stillwater Township, Appellant, vs. Burt Rivard, et al., Respondents.
  • C8-95-2289, Country Joe, Inc., et al., Appellants, vs. City of Eagan, Respondent.

    May 28, 1996

  • C0-95-2562, State of Minnesota, City of Minneapolis, Appellant, vs. Thomas Joseph Gilmartin, Respondent.
  • C0-96-62, In Re the Adoption of: C.H. and In Re the Adoption of: A.H.
  • C5-95-2346, City of Ramsey, Respondent, vs. Arnold Holmberg, Appellant.
  • C9-96-347, In the Matter of the License Applications of Polk County Ambulance Service, Crookston, Minnesota, and County Emergency Medical Services, Fertile, Minnesota.
  • C6-95-2274, John Luis Gergen, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Commissioner of Public Safety, Respondent.

    June 4, 1996

  • C2-95-2529, Rice Lake Contracting Corporation, Respondent, City of Two Harbors, Respondent, vs. Rust Environment and Infrastructure, Inc., Appellant, GME Consultants, Inc., Appellant.
  • C5-95-1732, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Timothy Joseph Hofmann, Appellant.
  • C7-95-2588, Federal-Hoffman, Inc., Respondent, vs. Martin L. Fackler, M.D., Appellant.
  • C8-95-2499, Lake George Park, L.L.C., Appellant, vs. Jerry Mathwig, Respondent, IBM Mid-America Credit Union, a corporation under the laws of the State of Minnesota, Respondent, City of Rochester, Defendant.
  • C9-95-2625, Dean Robert Nisbet, Appellant, vs. Hennepin County, d/b/a Hennepin County Medical Center, Respondent.
  • C9-96-304, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Michael Andrew Balma, Appellant.
  • CX-95-2097, Ronald W. Kroning, et al., Appellants, vs. State Farm Automobile Insurance Company, et al. Respondents.

    June 11, 1996

  • C0-95-2562, State of Minnesota, City of Minneapolis, Appellant, vs. Thomas Joseph Gilmartin, Respondent.
  • C1-96-71, Witcher Construction Company, Appellant, vs. Saint Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, a Minnesota capital stock company, Respondent.
  • C2-95-2207, Joseph F. Bartl, et al., Respondents, vs. Keith M. Kenyon, Appellant.
  • C4-95-1754, Carlson Real Estate Company, a Minnesota Limited Partnership, Respondent, vs. Mahmoud Soltan, Appellant.
  • C5-95-2024, McLeod County Board of Commissioners as the Drainage Authority for McLeod County Ditch No. 8, Appellant, vs. The State of Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources, Respondent.
  • CX-95-1791, In the Matter of the Welfare of: J. S. J., Child.

    June 18, 1996

  • C2-95-2224, In the Matter of the Welfare of: K.A.P., Child.

    June 25, 1996

  • C0-96-210, Northland Insurance Company, Respondent, vs. Continental Western Insurance Company, Appellant
  • C3-96-220, James Warrick, et al., Appellants, vs. Graffiti, Inc., d/b/a Howie's Sports Bar, Respondent, Park Glen National Insurance Company, Respondent, Kenneth Finken, d/b/a Sportsmans, Inc. a/k/a Sportsmans Bar & Grill, a/k/a McSports, Inc., Respondent, Empire Fire and Marine Insurance Company, Respondent.
  • C4-95-2578, JoAnn Johnson, Guardian for Allen Cormier, and Allen Cormier, individually, Respondents, vs. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Appellant.

    July 2, 1996

  • C0-95-2223, In the Matter of the Welfare of: E.R.D., Child.
  • C0-95-2660, Jeri Hart-Wilke, Relator, vs. Aetna Life Insurance, Respondent, Commissioner of Economic Security, Respondent.
  • C1-95-2361, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Reginald Terrel Johnson, Appellant.
  • C7-96-110, Elizabeth A. Watson Appellant, Keith Watson, Plaintiff, vs. United Services Automobile Association.
  • C8-95-2566, R.E.R., Appellant, vs. J.G., et al., Respondents.
  • CX-96-201, Naegele Outdoor Advertising, Inc., Appellant, vs. Minneapolis Community Development Agency, Respondent.
  • CX-96-344, Richard Krollman, Appellant, vs. City of Hibbing, Respondent.

    July 9, 1996

  • C2-95-2479, Patrick Duncanson, et al., Respondents, vs. Board of Supervisors of Danville Township, et al., Appellants.
  • C2-95-2482, State of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Shelly Ann Gault, Respondent, Peter Stuart Zielke, Respondent.
  • C5-95-2489, Medica, In., d/b/a Medica Choice, Appellant, vs. Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, Respondent.
  • C5-95-2735, In the Matter of the Welfare of: A.R.G.-B.
  • C5-96-11, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Jennifer M. Caswell, Appellant.

    July 16, 1996

  • C1-95-2280, C3-95-2281, Mary Ann Scroggins, Respondent, vs. Frank Solchaga, Appellant, AND Frank Solchaga, Appellant, vs. Mary Ann Scroggins, Respondent.
  • C1-96-6, Midwest Sports Marketing, Inc., et al.,Appellants, vs. Hillerich & Bradsby of Canada, Ltd., et al., Respondents.
  • C2-95-2563, Sandra K. Shirk, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Glen M. Shirk, Appellant.
  • C5-95-2640, In Re the Marriage of: Robin Desrosier, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Allan Desrosier, Respondent.
  • C7-95-2316, Arrowhead Concrete Works, Inc., petitioner, Appellant, vs. Charles W. Williams, Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Respondent.

    July 23, 1996

  • C1-95-2528, Community Bank Henderson, Respondent, vs. Steven C. Noble, Appellant.
  • C2-95-2627, Ruth Washington, et al, Respondents, vs. Milbank Insurance Company, Appellant.
  • C3-96-203, C5-96-204, C7-96-205, Dale O. Tharalson, Relator (C3-96-203), Henry R. Krueger, Relator (C5-96-204), Stephen C. Sipper, Relator (C7-96-205), vs. Hennepin Parks, f/k/a Hennepin County Park Reserve District, Respondent (C3-96-203), City of Little Falls, Respondent (C5-96-204), City of Edina, Respondent (C7-96-205), Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, Respondent.
  • C5-96-803, In the Matter of the Welfare of: W.L.H.
  • C9-96-108, Robert Hooper, et al., Appellants, vs. Zurich American Insurance Company, Respondent, Constitution State Insurance Company, Defendant, Dana L. Marcelius, Respondent, vs. Home Insurance Company, Third-Party Defendant, Western National Mutual Insurance Company, third-party defendant, Respondent.

    July 30, 1996

  • C1-95-2599, In Re the Marriage of: Roman Jan Gorz, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Nancy Laura Gorz, n/k/a Nancy Laura Baker, Respondent.
  • C1-95-2635, Michael O. Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney, Respondent, vs. Residence located at 1215 East 21st Street, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota (Owner: Russell Marvin Swart), Appellant, Michael O. Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney, Plaintiff, vs. One 1981 American vehicle, Minnesota License No. 027ELH VIN 1AMCA0585BK180544; et al., Defendants.
  • C1-96-40, In Re the Conservatorship of: W. L., a minor.
  • C2-96-32, Orville Molenaar, Appellant, vs. United Cattle Company, defendant and third-party plaintiff, Respondent, vs. Michael J. Frank, Third-party defendant.
  • C2-96-211, In Re the Marriage of: Nancy Ann Kuchinski, n/k/a Nancy Ann Porter, Appellant, vs. Leo Joseph Kuchinski, Respondent.
  • C3-95-2653, In the Matter of the Welfare of: J.K.B., Juvenile.
  • C3-96-590, Charles Untiedt, et al., Appellants, vs. Grand Laboratories, Inc., a South Dakota corporation, et al., Respondents.
  • C5-96-8, Almira Lahr, Respondent, vs. American Family Mutual Insurance Company, a Wisconsin corporation, Appellant.
  • C7-96-43, Celeste Marie Joel, et al., petitioners, Respondents, vs. Lenora Lynn Wellman, et al., Appellants.
  • CX-96-19, Katherine A. Ireland, et al., Respondents, vs. Crow's Nest Yachts, Incorporated, Respondent, Gernot Bernhard Lengsfeld, et al., Respondents, and Gernot Bernhard Lengsfeld, et al., defendants and third-party plaintiffs, Respondents, vs. County of Carver, third-party defendant, Appellant.

    August 6, 1996

  • C0-95-2626, C7-95-2638, C9-95-2673, Domtar, Inc., Respondent (C0-95-2626; C7-95-2638), Appellant (C9-95-2673), vs. Niagara Fire Insurance Company, et. al, Appellants (C7-95-2638), Respondents (C0-95-2626; C9-95-2673), Canadian General Insurance Company, et. al, Respondents, Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's of London et. al, Appellants (C0-95-2626), Respondents (C7-95-2638; C9-95-2673).
  • C4-96-503, Patricia Clara Patzner, Respondent, vs. Gerald D. Schaefer, Appellant.
  • C7-96-706, Julian A. Caprice, f/k/a Wilbert E. Buckhalton, Appellant, vs. Maria Gomez, Commissioner of Human Services, Respondent.
  • C9-95-2138, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Kirk Lieberg, Appellant.

    August 13, 1996

  • C0-96-157 , Arcadia Development Corp., et al., petitioners, Appellants, vs. City of Bloomington, Respondent.
  • C2-96-385 , Bruce E. Hein, Relator, vs. Gresen Division, Respondent, Commissioner of Economic Security, Respondent.
  • C4-96-193, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Robert Fredrick Bauman, Appellant.
  • C6-96-387 , Allstate Insurance Company, Appellant, vs. R.S.I. Restoration Services Inc., Respondent, Commissioner of Commerce, Respondent.
  • C7-95-2493 , In Re the Marriage of: Colleen C. Olsen, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Larry G. Olsen, Appellant.
  • C7-96-513 , Patrick T. O'Brian, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Commissioner of Public Safety, Respondent.
  • C9-95-2527 , n the Matter of the Appeal of the Crow Wing County Attorney on his 1993 Office Budget, as the said Budget relates to the Compensation of Assistant County Attorneys.
  • C9-96-156 , Darla J. Neve, Respondent, vs. Austin Daily Herald, Relator, Commissioner of Economic Security, Respondent.
  • CX-96-179 , State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Christopher Sims, Appellant.
  • CX-96-411 , American Sharecom, Inc., Appellant, vs. LDB International Corporation, et al., Respondents.

    August 20, 1996

  • C1-96-359, C3-96-380 , Michael J. Howard, Jr., deceased, by and through his natural mother, Jean Howard; Richard Croaker, a minor, by and through his natural father, Charles D. Croaker; and Terry L. LaDuke, a minor, by and through his natural mother, Kelly Robinson, Appellants (C1-96-359), Respondents (C3-96-380), vs. Gordon Mackenhausen and Karen Mackenhausen, individually and as owners and operators of Sah Kah Tay Resort, defendants and third-party plaintiffs, Respondents, vs. Duane Lee McFarland, third-party defendant, Respondent (C1-96-359), Appellant (C3-96-380), Charles Dean Croaker, third-party defendant, Appellant (C1-96-359), Respondent (C3-96-380).
  • C6-95-2405 , State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Matthew James Esler, Appellant.
  • C9-96-450, Rodney Wayne Haveri, petitioner, Respondent,vs. Commissioner of Public Safety, Appellant.
  • CX-96-98, Red Wing Motel Investors, Appellant, vs. Red Wing Fire Department, Defendant, and General Sprinkler Corporation, defendant and third-party plaintiff, Respondent, vs. McCon Company, Third-Party Defendant.

    August 27, 1996

  • C0-96-322, Kabanuk Diversified Investments, Inc., d/b/a Tropix Beach Club Appellant, vs. Credit General Insurance Company, Respondent, David Hass, Respondent, Brian Chavez, Defendant.
  • C1-96-569, C1-96-586, In the Matter of the Trust Created Under the Last Will and Testament of Lytton J. Shields, Deceased.
  • C4-95-2418, In re the Marriage of: Sandra L. Korf, Appellant, vs. Steven H. Korf, Respondent.
  • C5-95-2248, State of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Douglas Earl Foss, Respondent.
  • C6-96-583, Regents of the University of Minnesota, a Public Body Established by the Laws of Minnesota and Charter, petitioners, Appellants, vs. Chicago and North Western Transportation Company, n/k/a Chicago and North Western Railway Company, a Delaware Corporation, Respondent, Chemical Bank, a New York Banking Corporation, Defendant, Northern States Power Company, Defendant, CSM Investors, Inc., Respondent, Minneapolis Community Development Agency, Respondent.
  • C8-96-181, Larry James Hotchkiss, petitioner, Appellant vs. Commissioner of Public Safety, Respondent.
  • C8-96-455, In the Matter of the Welfare of: D.D.G.
  • C8-96-519, J.B. Press, et al., Appellants, vs. The City of Minneapolis, Respondent.

    September 3, 1996

  • C5-96-137, In Re the Marriage of: Shirley K. Walker, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Beverly James Walker, Appellant.
  • C6-96-602, Mary Bruchas, Appellant, vs. Preventive Care, Inc., Respondent.
  • C8-96-441, In the Matter of the Welfare of: C.M.K.

    September 10, 1996

  • C0-96-76, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Lyle Edward Keehn, Appellant.
  • C3-96-198, Richard Radel, et al., Appellants, vs. Bloom Lake Farms, et al., Respondents.
  • C4-96-33, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Justin Marshall Critt, Appellant.
  • C7-95-2641, Maria Barrera, Appellant, vs. David M. Muir, et al., Respondents, David Barrera, Respondent.
  • C8-96-486, In the Matter of the Retirement Benefits of the Honorable Lawrence R. Yetka.
  • CX-96-358, In Re the Marriage of: Jane Louise Kitchar, Appellant vs. John Thomas Kitchar, Respondent.

    September 17, 1996

  • C0-95-2710, In the Matter of the Contested Case of: Hornell Brewing Co., Inc., et al., Relators, vs. Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Liquor Control Division Respondent, Office of Administrative Hearings, Respondent.
  • C1-96-345, In the Matter of the Welfare of: B.M.L., Child.
  • C2-96-323, Association of Mill and Elevator Mutual Insurance Co., et al., Respondents, vs. Barzen International, Inc., Defendant, Weber-Stephen Products Co., Appellant.
  • C6-96-924, In the Matter of Condemnation by the Housing & Redevelopment Authority in and for the City of Fridley, Minnesota, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Shin Jae Suh, et al., Respondents.
  • C8-96-231, Lesley F. Clark, Appellant, vs. Independent School District No. 834, Respondent.

    September 24, 1996

  • C3-95-2572, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Randall Dean Evenson, Appellant.
  • C4-96-212, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Samuel Lee Byers, Appellant.
  • CX-96-361, State Inc., assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, in its corporate capacity, as Liquidator of Guaranty State Bank of St. Paul, Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Sumpter & Williams, et al. Defendants, Odell Sumpter, Appellant.


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