ST. PAUL — The defense team for the St. Anthony police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile is making another attempt to have his trial moved outside the Twin Cities. A Ramsey County judge and the Minnesota Court of Appeals already have turned down officer Jeronimo Yanez's bid for a change of venue. On Wednesday, May 3, Yanez's lawyers submitted a petition to the Minnesota Supreme Court to review the failed appeal.
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota carpet cleaner that sued the U.S. Olympic Committee over its trademark guidelines concedes it lost that battle, "but the war over free speech is not over." Zerorez, based in St. Louis Park, filed suit shortly before the Summer Olympics hoping to clarify whether the USOC could prohibit it from cheering for Minnesota athletes on social media. The company said it wanted to tweet "Congrats to the 11 Minnesotans competing in 10 different sports at the Rio 2016 Olympics!" but could not for fear of a lawsuit by the USOC.