No. A07-0925.

751 N.W.2d 586 (2008)

STATE of Minnesota by FRIENDS of the RIVERFRONT, et al., Appellants, v. CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS, et al., Respondents, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Respondent, DeLaSalle High School, Respondent.

Court of Appeals of Minnesota.

June 24, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jack Y. Perry, Matthew J. Franken, Briggs and Morgan, P.A., Minneapolis, MN, for appellants.

Susan L. Segal, Minneapolis City Attorney, James A. Moore, Stephen H. Norton, Assistant City Attorneys, Minneapolis, MN, for respondent City of Minneapolis, et al.

Brian F. Rice, Ann E. Walther, Rice, Michels & Walther, LLP, Minneapolis, MN, for respondent Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

Carolyn V. Wolski, Leonard, Street and Deinard, Minneapolis, MN, for respondent DeLaSalle High School.

Considered and decided by LANSING, Presiding Judge; TOUSSAINT, Chief Judge; and HUDSON, Judge.



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