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DULUTH—A federal judge has ordered the University of Minnesota Duluth and three former women's sports coaches back to the bargaining table in an effort to resolve two discrimination lawsuits. U.S. District Judge Patrick Schiltz recently placed a hold on post-trial litigation in federal court, several weeks after a Duluth jury awarded $3.74 million in damages to longtime women's hockey coach Shannon Miller.
RED CLIFF, Wis. — Surveying the design of newly minted U.S. quarters featuring the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Rick Peterson suggested a small change. "Looking outside, we should probably have a snowmobile instead of a kayak," he joked of the coin's design, which features a visitor to the park with a backdrop of the Devils Island sea caves and lighthouse. But Peterson, chairman of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, said the Northwestern Wisconsin climate is a small price to pay for his reservation's proximity to 21 "majestic" islands.
TWO HARBORS, Minn.—An Iowa man has pleaded not guilty in connection with a crash that killed a North Dakota motorcyclist on the North Shore along Lake Superior last summer. Daniel Arlin Schutte, 56, is charged with careless driving and failure to yield in the August collision that killed 50-year-old Jennifer Ann White of Grand Forks, N.D.
An Iowa man has pleaded not guilty in connection with a crash that killed a motorcyclist on the North Shore last summer. Daniel Arlin Schutte, 56, is charged with careless driving and failure to yield in the August collision that killed 50-year-old Jennifer Ann White of Grand Forks, N.D.
DULUTH—Three defendants will stand trial on first-degree murder charges in last year's fatal shooting of a Duluth college student. Sixth Judicial District Judge Mark Munger recently denied motions to dismiss the grand jury indictments against 22-year-old Deandre Demetrius Davenport, 19-year-old Noah Anthony Charles King and 20-year-old Noah Duane Baker.
DULUTH, Minn.—Three former University of Minnesota Duluth women's athletics coaches have taken their legal battle to state court. Former women's hockey coach Shannon Miller, former softball coach and women's hockey director of operations Jen Banford and former women's basketball coach Annette Wiles brought the action Thursday in State District Court in Hennepin County.
DULUTH — A jury has found that former University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey coach Shannon Miller was subjected to sex discrimination and retaliation when her contract was not renewed after 16 seasons at the school. The jury awarded Miller $3.74 million. The panel of eight women and four men reached the verdict this afternoon at the federal courthouse in downtown Duluth. They started deliberating at 11:30 a.m. after hearing closing arguments from either side on the eighth day of the trial.
DULUTH—Eight witnesses took the stand Wednesday, March 14, for what felt at times like a rapid-fire lightning round as testimony concluded in the Shannon Miller and University of Minnesota Duluth trial. Miller, who coached the Bulldogs women's hockey team for 16 seasons before her contract was not renewed in December 2014, is suing the university for sex discrimination and Title IX retaliation.
DULUTH, Minn.—University of Minnesota Duluth Chancellor Lendley Black sat in the front row of a courtroom Tuesday, surrounded by fellow school officials and supporters. On the opposite side sat his predecessor, Kathryn Martin, accompanied by past players and supporters of former women's hockey coach Shannon Miller. If the seating arrangement didn't provide a clear juxtaposition, their trips to the witness stand would.
DULUTH—A federal judge on Monday, March 5, sought to narrow the focus of evidence in the discrimination lawsuit brought against the University of Minnesota Duluth by former women's hockey coach Shannon Miller. Judge Patrick Schiltz spent nearly three hours meeting with attorneys on the eve of the long-awaited trial in U.S. District Court in Duluth. The judge did not outright exclude any potential witnesses, but he did place some parameters for the introduction of expert testimony and other evidence that could be heard by jurors.