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Minnesota Court of Appeals Judges Matthew Johnson and Carol Hooten flank the presiding judge, Frank Connolly (center), in the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners Chambers on Thursday. The appeals court heard cases as part of its regular effort to take certain proceedings out of St. Paul and into nonmetro Minnesota. (Brady Slater / bslater@duluthnews.com)

Traveling court brings justice, lessons

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Did you know Minnesota is a “notice pleading state?”

That’s a big way of describing a process that spares filings in a civil case from having to contain hyper-technical details. During its proceedings in Duluth on Thursday, the Minnesota Court of Appeals gave a broad civics lesson on this and other legal fine points.

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