Court of Appeals Opinions



IMPORTANT NOTICE

Appellate Courts transmit all notices, orders, and opinions electronically.

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 visit the Clerk of Appellate Courts page for instructions on how to register your e-mail address.
 

Opinion Policies

Minnesota Court of Appeals opinions are issued weekly and are available to the public at 10 a.m. CST/CDT every Monday.

On Wednesday of every week, the Court of Appeals will mail a notice that informs counsel, pro se parties, and court personnel associated with a case that an opinion will be released the following Monday.  Opinions are available online or by visiting the Clerk of Appellate Courts, 305 Minnesota Judicial Center, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, after the Monday release time.  Copies of the opinions are mailed to involved parties on Mondays.

In certain time-sensitive cases, the Court of Appeals may issue opinions on a business day other than Monday.  In these instances, involved parties will be contacted just prior to the special release.

Please visit the Minnesota State Law Library's Appellate Opinions Archive for previously released Court of Appeals Opinions.

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


Precedential OpinionsBy statute, the Court of Appeals issues a precedential (formerly called "published") opinion only in the most important and complex cases. Precedential opinions include an extensive analysis of the facts and law. They will be considered and used by courts faced with similar issues in the future, and they are published in books of caselaw found in most law libraries.

DECISIONS OF THE COURT OF APPEALS
FILED Monday, July 26, 2021



A21-0004        Barbara Henry, Appellant, vs. Independent School District #625, a/k/a Saint Paul Public Schools, Respondent.
           
             Ramsey County District Court, Hon. Sara R. Grewing.
            In addition to discharge and constructive discharge, an employee can show she suffered an adverse employment action by presenting evidence of circumstances that, when considered cumulatively, could lead a reasonable juror to conclude that the employee experienced a tangible change in working conditions that produced a material disadvantage to the employee’s employment.
            Affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded.  Judge James B. Florey.
 
Nonprecedential OpinionsNonprecedential opinions (formerly called "unpublished opinions") are issued in cases that are less complicated, that involve legal issues that have already been decided in precedential opinions, or that will affect only the parties to that particular case. These opinions are usually shorter than precedential opinions, do not contain extensive discussion of the facts, and are not generally relied on by other courts to the same degree as precedential opinions.

NONPRECEDENTIAL OPINIONS
FILED Monday, July 26, 2021

Pursuant to Minn. R. Civ. App. P. 136.01, subd. 1 (c)



1.         A21-0169
            In re the Marriage of: Kevin Max Peterson, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Rebecca Jane
            Peterson, Respondent.
            Reversed and remanded.  Judge Kevin G. Ross.
            Dakota County District Court, Hon. Jerome B. Abrams.

2.         A20-1616
            In re the Paternity of G. J. P., born March 2019, Evelio Sis Garcia, Respondent, vs.
            Keodavanh Praxayamondkhoune, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Francis J. Connolly
            Scott County District Court, Hon. Mark Vandelist.

3.          A21-0163
            Ellsworth Fretham, et al., Appellants, vs. City of Minnetonka, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Michelle A. Larkin.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. David L. Piper.

4.         A20-1635
            Mary Jane Gross, Appellant, vs. Prestige Parking & Valet LLC, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Louise Dovre Bjorkman.
            Stearns County District Court, Hon. Laura Moehrle.

5.         A20-1546
            In the Matter of the Civil Commitment of: Jesse Nikolas Rowland.
            Affirmed.  Judge Louise Dovre Bjorkman.
            Mille Lacs County District Court, Hon. Steven A. Anderson.

6.         A21-0019
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Ross William Bryniarski, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Denise D. Reilly.
            Morrison County District Court, Hon. Antoinette C. Wetzel.

7.         A20-1142
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Asa James Kingsbury, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Denise D. Reilly.
            Anoka County District Court, Hon. Barry A. Sullivan.

8.         A20-1401
            Michelle A. Krawczyk, Respondent, vs. Gregory Scott Aberle, f/k/a Gregory Scott
            Peterson, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Diane B. Bratvold.
            Anoka County District Court, Hon. James A. Cunningham, Jr.

9.         A20-1348
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Dalton James Subbert, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Diane B. Bratvold.
            Blue Earth County District Court, Hon. Kurt D. Johnson.

10.       A20-1596
            Charlene Y. Latham, Appellant, vs. Progressive Preferred Insurance Company, et al.,
            Respondents.
            Affirmed.  Judge Jeanne M. Cochran.
            Dakota County District Court, Hon. Jamie L. Cork.

11.       A20-1553
            Emmett Albert Ted Knouse, Appellant, vs. Cory Aukes, Hubbard County Sheriff,
            Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Randall J. Slieter.
            Hubbard County District Court, Hon. David J. Teneyck.

12.       A20-1232
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Nicholas Scott Thompson, Appellant.
            Reversed and remanded.  Judge Jeffrey M. Bryan.
            Jackson County District Court, Hon. Darci Bentz.

13.       A21-0162
            Eric Ringsred, Respondent, Respect Starts Here, Respondent, vs. Duluth Economic
            Development Authority, et al., Appellants.
            Affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded.  Judge Jennifer Frisch.
            St. Louis County District Court, Hon. Eric Hylden.

14.       A20-1507
            Stacy Adamsheck, Relator, vs. Kelley Fuels, Inc., Respondent, Department of
            Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Jennifer Frisch.
            Department of Employment and Economic Development.


 
Order OpinionsCases that involve a few simple issues may be decided by order opinions, which include little discussion of the facts of the case and a brief analysis of the laws that are involved.

RECENT ORDER OPINIONS
July 26, 2021



1.         A21-0317
            Jason L. Gabbert, Appellant, vs. Minnesota Twins, LLC, et al., Respondents.
            Affirmed.  Judge Michelle A. Larkin.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Kristin Siegesmund.

2.         A20-1407
            Nathan Christopher Braun, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota,
            Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Randall J. Slieter.
            Benton County District Court, Hon. Robert Raupp.


 

NO SPECIAL RELEASE OPINIONS FILED

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

Opinion Sets For Opinions
Filed Monday, July 26, 2021

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.