Supreme Court Opinions


Appellate Courts will begin transmitting all notices, orders, and opinions electronically.

Beginning no later than July 1, 2011, the appellate courts will send notices, orders, opinions and correspondence related to pending cases to attorneys in those cases by e-mail rather than postal mail.  All attorneys with pending appellate cases who have not already registered an e-mail address should do so immediately.  Unrepresented parties with pending appellate cases may also participate in this e-notification system by registering an e-mail address.  Please go to the Clerk of Appellate Courts page for instructions how to register your e-mail address.


Please visit the Minnesota State Law Library's Appellate Opinions Archive for previously published Supreme Court Opinions.

NOTE: If you are having trouble accessing the tabs on your mobile device, you may view all Opinions and Orders on a single page.


FILED Wednesday, October 17, 2018


A18-1585        Jerry Trooien, Petitioner, vs. Steve Simon, in his official capacity as Secretary of State of the State of Minnesota, Respondent.
                         Supreme Court.
            Petition to correct the ballot for the special election on November 6, 2018, for the United States Senator is dismissed.  Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.
            Took no part, Justices David L. Lillehaug and Margaret H. Chutich.

A18-0838        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Barry L. Vansickle, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0112343.
                         Supreme Court.
            Disbarred.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.

A18-1329        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Mark Francis Novak, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0304827.
                         Supreme Court.
            Suspended.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.

A18-1381        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Becky Toevs Rooney, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0141082.
                         Supreme Court.
            Publicly reprimanded and placed on probation for 2 years.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.

Opinion SetsOpinion sets contain all opinions and orders. The sets are compressed into files that must be unpacked before opening them.

Opinion Set in a Zipped Word Document Format

  1. Click the above link.
  2. Save the unzipped file to your computer.
  3. Choose the "Open" option on the Download Complete screen.
  4. Extract the files to a location of your choice.
  5. Open the extracted file.

Opinion Set in a Zipped Rich Text Format

  1. Click the above link.
  2. Save the unzipped file to your computer.
  3. Choose the "Open" option on the Download Complete screen.
  4. Extract the files to a location of your choice.
  5. Open the extracted file.


FILED Wednesday, September 26, 2018

(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)

1.      In the Matter of Minnesota Power’s Revised Petition for a Competitive Rate for Energy-Intensive Trade-Exposed (EITE) Customers and an
         EITE Cost Recovery Rider – A18-0382 – Denied
2.      State of Minnesota vs. Dontania Danielle Petrie – A17-1111 – Denied
3.      State of Minnesota vs. Muna Ibrahim Abikar – A17-1119 – Denied
4.      Robert F. Goerdt, et al. vs. Joyce E. Folsom, et al. – A17-1751 – Denied
5.      Jill Hansen, et al. vs. U.S. Bank National Association, as Special Administrator and Personal Representative of the Estate of
         Robert J. Hansen – A17-1608 – Granted
6.      ATP Holdings, LLC vs. Curtis Trude, Martha Peterson – A17-1605 – Denied
7.      State of Minnesota vs. Jake Richard Mattern – A17-1054 – Denied
8.      State of Minnesota vs. Keith Lamar Robinson – A17-1488 – Denied
9.      Maria Olson, et al. vs. Christensen Law Office, PLLC, et al. – A18-0166 – Denied
10.    Anthony Strickland vs. State of Minnesota – A17-1631 – Denied
11.    State of Minnesota vs. Jennifer Marie Rosenbush – A18-0377 – Granted
12.    State of Minnesota vs. Steven Brian Bashans – A17-0079 – Denied
13.    State of Minnesota vs. Roland Eugene Smith – A17-1225 – Denied
14.    Christensen Law Office, PLLC vs. Daniel Olean, Dan Kennedy, Daniel L. Blees – A17-1158, A17-1320 – Denied
15.    State of Minnesota vs. Ronald Duane Rossetti – A17-1335 – Denied
16.    Earl Anthony Fry vs. State of Minnesota– A17-1644 – Denied
17.    State of Minnesota vs. Larry Gene Lester – A17-1248 – Denied
18.    State of Minnesota vs. Donyell Tyrone Roberts – A17-1330 – Denied
19.    State of Minnesota vs. Grant David Hendrickson – A17-1455 – Denied
20.    Freddie James Prewitt-Bey vs. State of Minnesota – A17-1597 – Denied
21.    State of Minnesota vs. Ahmed Lafta Abduljabbar – A17-1573 – Denied
22.    State of Minnesota vs. Aaron Leeroy McCulloch – A17-1259 – Denied
23.    Joseph Duane Gustafson, Jr. vs. State of Minnesota – A17-1806 – Denied
24.    Jeremia Joseph Loper vs. State of Minnesota – A18-0194 – Denied