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Minnesotans sue cities, counties over ticket diversion classes

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WABASHA, Minn. -- A group of nine Minnesota residents filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday requesting that 36 cities and counties return fees for traffic-ticket diversion programs.

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The suit, filed in Wabasha County District Court, follows a court ruling in January that declared a safe-driving class in Wabasha County illegal because the sheriff’s office kept program revenue without sharing any with the state, which takes a portion of all traffic fines.

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