Minnesota Court of Appeals
July - September 1997
Published Opinions

Listed in reverse chronological order.


September 30, 1997

  • C1-97-50, C4-97-527, Doctor's Medical Clinic, et al., Appellants, vs. City of Jackson, Minnesota d/b/a Jackson Medical Center, et al., Respondents.
  • C3-97-96, City of Crystal, Appellant, vs. Fantasy House, Inc., d/b/a Fantasy Gifts; et al., Respondents.
  • C4-97-494, Tom J. Kehoe, Relator, vs. Minnesota Department of Economic Security, Respondent, Commissioner of Economic Security, Respondent.
  • C8-97-692, Michael Allen Gibson, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.

    September 23, 1997

  • C5-97-391, National Audubon Society, et al, Appellants, vs. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Respondent, and Potlach Corporation, defendant-intervenor, Respondent.
  • C6-97-495, In Re the Marriage of: Vicki Sue McLain, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Kelly Bryan McLain, Appellant.
  • C8-97-417, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Edwin Fabricio Rojas, Appellant.

    September 16, 1997

  • C9-97-135, Vicky Olson, individually and as representative of all class members, Appellant, vs. Moorhead Country Club, Respondent.
  • C8-97-580, CX-97-581, Arrowhead Electric Cooperative, Inc., Plaintiff,Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, Respondent, vs. LTV Steel Mining Company, Appellate.
  • C8-97-465, CX-97-466, C1-97-467, CX-97-564, State of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Debra Jeanette Thoma, Respondent, Christine DeShawn Vasser, Respondent, Marnie Marie Denn, Respondent, Olga Engelhardt Davis, Respondent. State of Minnesota, Appellant, Rachel Marie Lannon, Respondent.
  • C5-97-181, Duane Gordon Bixler, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
  • C4-97-267, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Louis Williams, Respondent, Interstate Bonding, Inc., Appellant.
  • C4-97-110, Diane Zitzow, Respondent, vs. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Appellant.

    September 9, 1997

  • C0-97-7, Employers Mutual Casualty Company, an Iowa corporation, subrogee of Miller-Dwan Medical Center, Respondent, vs. A.C.C.T., Inc., Appellant.
  • C1-97-632, Ka Ying Vue, et al., Appellants, vs. State Farm Insurance Companies, Respondent.
  • C3-97-373, State of Minnesota, City of Belle Plaine, Appellant, vs. James Robert Stradcutter, Respondent.
  • C4-96-2395, C6-96-2396, C8-96-2397, Menahga Education Association, Respondent, vs. Menahga Independent School District No. 821, Appellant.
  • C6-97-89, State of Minnesota by its Attorney General Hubert H. Humphrey, III, Respondent, vs. Granite Gate Resorts, Inc., d/b/a On Ramp Internet Computer Services; et al., Appellants.
  • C7-96-2617, In the Matter of the Petition of Thomas M. Willmus in relation to Tract B, registered land survey o. 189, registered certificate of Title Nos. 368683 and 369410.
  • C9-97-586, Cary Femrite, et. al., Appellants, vs. Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Respondent.

    September 2, 1997

  • C0-97-542, Carolyn Marie Fausch, Respondent, vs. Richard Ray Fausch, Appellant.
  • C4-97-446, Richard Ochs, Appellant, vs. Streater, Inc., Respondent.
  • C6-96-2608, Richard Nelson, Appellant, vs. State Farm Insurance Company, Respondent.
  • C6-97-1064, City of Victoria, Relator, vs. County of Carver, Respondent.
  • C6-97-433, Patrick McClellan, Respondent, vs. H.L. "Red" Goldberg, et al., Appellants.

    August 26, 1997

  • C0-97-380, Betty Swanson, Respondent, vs. Parkway Estates Townhouse Association, Appellant.
  • C1-97-338, Robb Allen Taylor, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Andrew Lieffort, Caseworker, et al., Respondents.
  • C2-97-42, County of Washington, et al., petitioners, Respondents, vs. James M. Johnson, Appellant.
  • C3-97-132, Kenneth Kellar, et al., Appellants, vs. John E. VonHoltum, et al., Respondents, Grand Marais State Bank, Respondent, VH Bancorporation, Inc., Respondent.
  • C5-97-1055, State of Minnesota, ex rel. Christopher Griep, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Eric Skon, Warden, Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater, et al., Respondents.
  • CX-96-1137; C1-96-1138, Ruth Kay Wall, Appellant (CX-96-1137), Sandra Slavik, Appellant (C1-96-1138), vs. Fairview Hospital and Healthcare Services, d/b/a Fairview-Riverside Medical Center, a nonprofit corporation, et al., Defendants, Kathy House, R.N., Respondent.
  • CX-96-2563, In the Matter of the Welfare of: L.G.S.
  • CX-97-385, City of Rochester, petitioner, Respondent, vs. People's Cooperative Power Association, Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Minnesota, Appellant, United States of America, through its Administrator of the Rural Electrification Administration, Lower Court Respondent, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, a corporation organized under the laws of the District of Columbia, Lower Court Respondent.

    August 19, 1997

  • C1-97-260, Edward Molnar, Relator, vs. County of Carver Board of Commissioners, Respondent.
  • C2-97-428, Timothy L. Sautter, et al., Appellants, vs. Interstate Power Company, a Delaware corporation, Respondent.
  • C3-97-261, Desiree Lefto, individually and as parent and natural guardian for Nicole Lefto, a minor, Respondent, vs. Hoggsbreath Enterprises, Inc., Appellant.
  • C6-97-190, H. Marilyn Nelson, et al., Respondents, vs. Illinois Farmers Insurance Company, Appellant.
  • C7-96-2567, In the Matter of the Request of Lafayette Development Corporation to Open 18th Avenue South.
  • C8-97-174, Rosina Fieno, Respondent, vs. State of Minnesota, et al., Defendants, Ronald Leatherbarrow, Appellant.
  • C8-97-577, Dennis D. Larson & Margaret A. Larson, d/b/a Larson Equipment Sales, Appellants, vs. Vermillion State Bank, Respondent.
  • C8-97-62, Tim White, et al., individually and on behalf of the State of Minnesota, Appellants, vs. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Respondent, and Birch Terrace, et al., defendant-intervenors, Respondents.
  • C9-97-619, Minnesota Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., et al., Relators, vs. Board of Education of Minnetonka Independent School District No. 276, et al., Respondents, Stahl Construction Company, Respondent.
  • CX-97-29, Craig T. King, Respondent, vs. One 1990 Cadillac DeVille, Defendant, State of Minnesota, Appellant.

    August 12, 1997

  • C2-96-2380, In the Matter of the Welfare of: D.J.N., D.L.N., D.C.R., C.M.R., D.L.R. and D.R.R.
  • C3-97-244, David Albert Butzer, et al., Appellants, vs. Allstate Insurance Company, Respondent.
  • C4-97-253, James Bruce Oslund, Plaintiff, vs. Grant Stephen Johnson, Defendant, and James Leonard Johnson, defendant and third-party plaintiff, Appellant, vs. Matthew Chamernick, et al., d/b/a CC Club, third-party defendants, Respondents, Toonen, Inc. d/b/a Uptown Bar & Cafe, third- party defendant, Respondent.
  • C9-97-328, Redwood County Telephone Co., Respondent, vs. Jerry Luttman, et al., Appellants.

    August 6, 1997

  • C8-96-2061, In the Matter of the Resolution of: The City of Austin requesting the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation to conduct a public hearing to determine whether a public grade crossing should be established where Fourth Avenue N.E., when extended, would traverse the right of way and track of the SOO LINE RAILROAD COMPANY, d/b/a CP RAIL SYSTEM in Austin, Minnesota.

    August 5, 1997

  • C2-96-2346, Glen Edwin Thompson, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Commissioner of Public Safety, Respondent.
  • C7-97-263, Elli Lake, et al., Appellants, vs. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al., Respondents.
  • C8-97-224, Jamie Heinen, Respondent, vs. Illinois Farmers Insurance Company, Appellant.

    July 31, 1997

  • C7-97-134, In the Matter of the Arbitration between the City of Saint Paul, petitioner, Respondent, vs. AFSCME Council 14, Local 2508, et al., Appellants.

    July 29, 1997

  • C2-96-2606, Christopher A. Tsipouras, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
  • C2-97-8, In the Matter of the Application of Minnegasco, a Division of NorAm Energy Corp., for Authority to Increase Its Natural Gas Rates in Minnesota.
  • C5-96-2194, Sally A. Matsch, Respondent, vs. Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota, d/b/a Treasure Island Casino and Bingo, Appellant.
  • C5-96-2616, Redeemer Covenant Church of Brooklyn Park, Respondent, vs. Church Mutual Insurance Company, intervenor-plaintiff, Respondent, Lutheran Benevolent Insurance Company, intervenor-plaintiff, Respondent, St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, intervenor-plaintiff, Respondent, vs. Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, Appellant, A.J., et al., Respondents, C.S.B., et al., Defendants, and Albert C. Magnuson, intervenor-defendant, Respondent.
  • C8-97-353, John Reese, et al., Respondents, vs. Brookdale Motors, Inc., d/b/a Brookdale Chrysler Plymouth, Appellant.

    July 22, 1997

  • C4-97-141, Minnesota School Board Association Insurance Trust, Respondent, vs. Michael Dahl, et al., Defendants, P.W., a minor, by James and Nancy Weihrauch, her parents and natural guardians, and James and Nancy Weihrauch, individually, Appellants.
  • C7-97-280, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. John Steven Martin, Appellant.
  • CX-97-337, State of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Matthew A. Battleson, Respondent.

    July 15, 1997

  • C0-97-86 , Robert Trisko, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. City of Waite Park, Respondent, Meridian Aggregates Company, a Montana corporation, Appellant, and Meridian Aggregates Company, a Montana corporation, Appellant, vs. City of Waite Park, Respondent.
  • C5-96-2051, Pine Valley Meats, Inc., a Wisconsin corporation, Respondent, vs. Canal Capital Corporation, a Delaware corporation, Appellant, Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of South Saint Paul, Respondent.
  • C5-96-2535, Everest Development, Ltd., Appellant, vs. City of Roseville, Respondent.
  • C5-97-18,S.W. and J.W., as parents and natural guardians of A.M.W., Respondents, vs. Spring Lake Park School District No. 16, Appellant.
  • C7-96-2410,Donald Stang, Relator, vs. Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association Board of Trustees, Respondent.

    July 8, 1997

  • C2-97-168, Heidi Miller-Lagro, et al., Appellants, vs. Northern States Power Company, et al., Respondents.
  • C3-96-2064, George A. Mowry, III, Appellant, vs. Richard A. Young, et al., Respondents.
  • C4-96-2199, Dale G. Himes, Appellant, vs. Woodings-Verona Tool Works, Inc., Respondent, Northeast Supply Company, Inc., Defendant.
  • C6-96-2446, Victor N. Stein, Appellant, vs. Thomand O'Brien, Respondent.
  • C6-97-173, Brigitte Ciardelli, Appellant, vs. Donald Bradley Rindal, D.D.S., et al., Respondents.
  • C6-97-75, Kathy Ruth Angell, Appellant, vs. Hennepin County, et al., Defendants, The Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority, Respondent.
  • C9-96-2246, Ai Viet Thi Nguyen, Appellant, vs. Phu Chau Nguyen, et al., Defendants, Scott County, Respondent.
  • C9-96-2411, C4-96-2526, In the Matter of University of Minnesota and Foster Wheeler Twin Cities, Inc. Application for an Air Emission Facility Permit for the University's Steam Service Facilities.

    July 1, 1997

  • C1-96-2564, James B. Ridler, Appellant, vs. Vicki Rose Madsen, Respondent, Renville County, Respondent, Lawrence Mahoney, et al., Respondents, John Doe, Respondent.
  • C3-96-2369 , City of Minneapolis, Appellant, vs. Police Officers' Federation of Minneapolis, Respondent.
  • C4-96-2591, State of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Aron Nahum Edrozo, Respondent.
  • C9-96-2182, In Re the Marriage of: Ronald A. Borcherding, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Cindy M. Borcherding, n/k/a Cindy M. Kauffman, Lower Court Respondent, Freeborn County Department of Human Services, Appellant.
  • CX-96-2062, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Brenda Sue Loewen, Appellant.


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