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Archived News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

CM/ECF will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance starting Friday, September 28, at 6:00 p.m. The maintenance will be completed by Saturday, September 29, at 12:00 noon

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September 24, 2018

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 4:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in order to perform system maintenance.

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September 20, 2018

CM/ECF will be unavailable Tuesday, September 11th from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

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September 11, 2018

The United States Bankruptcy Court is soliciting quotations for the audio visual upgrade of the Training Room in our Minneapolis office. Please see attached documentation.

The deadline for this Request for Quotation is Wednesday, September...

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September 7, 2018

On July 19, 2018, Chief Judge Kathleen Sanberg presented the 2018 Raeder Larson Public Service Award to Karl Johnson and Lauri Schmid.

Congratulations, Karl and Lauri!
 
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July 20, 2018

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, July 21 from 4 a.m. until approximately noon in order to perform system maintenance.

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July 19, 2018

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment amendments to Local Rules 2002-1(b)(2) and 3012-1 and Local Form 3015-1. The text of the proposed rules and form is available...

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June 22, 2018

It is with great sadness that the Bankruptcy Court family announces the passing of our retired colleague and friend, Judge John J. Connelly.

 

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June 12, 2018

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, June 9th from 8 p.m. until approximately midnight in order to perform system maintenance.

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June 7, 2018

On May 31, 2018, Carrie Nordstrom, calendar clerk to Chief Judge Sanberg, will retire after 32 years of federal service. Congratulations, Carrie!

Effective May 22, Lynn Hennen will assume calendar duties for Chief Judge Sanberg, in...

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May 21, 2018

The judges of the Eighth Circuit courts invite you to join them August 15 - 17, 2018, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, for the Judicial Conference. This is a full conference for all judges and members of the Bar. Registration and...

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May 3, 2018

On Monday, April 23, Kristin Neff will assume calendar duties for Judge Fisher, while continuing to serve as Judge Fisher’s court recorder.

Kristin can be reached by phone at 651-848-1061 and by email at...

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April 20, 2018

For immediate assistance, please contact the St. Paul (651-848-1000) or Minneapolis (612-664-5200) Clerk's Office.

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April 16, 2018

New Local Rule 7056-1, governing time periods for service and filing of summary judgment motions, will take effect May 1, 2018 and apply to all motions filed on and after that date.

New Local Form 1009-1 and amended Local Rule 1009-1 will...

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April 2, 2018

Effective March 1, 2018, the "wherefore" clause of the Application for Compensation in Chapter 13 Case (Local Form 2016-1) has been amended to state:

Wherefore, the applicant requests the Court to enter an order awarding $_________ for...

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March 1, 2018

CM/ECF will be unavailable Sunday, March 4th from 10 a.m. until approximately 2 p.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

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March 1, 2018

CM/ECF Train will be unavailable Tuesday, February 20th from 10 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

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February 15, 2018

You may have recently received a Notice of Confirmation and Effective Date of Debtors' and Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors' Joint Chapter 11 Plan of Liquidation Dated October 31, 2017  in the mail.  The notice states that those holders...

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February 15, 2018

WYNIT Distribution LLC, WD Navarre Holdings, LLC, WD Navarre Digital Services, LLC, WYNIT Holdings, Inc., WD Navarre Canada, ULC, WD Navarre Distribution, LLC and WD Encore Software, LLC filed chapter 11 bankruptcy cases on September 8, 2017. At...

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February 7, 2018

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment amendments to Local Form 2016-1. The text of the proposed form is available...

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February 2, 2018

In the event a continuing resolution or appropriations bill is not enacted by midnight January 19, 2018, the judiciary will not shut down and employees of the Bankruptcy Court will be working normal hours the week of January 22, 2018.

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January 19, 2018

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment amendments to Local Rule 1009-1, proposed new Local Rule 7056-1, and proposed new Local Form 1009-1. The text of the proposed...

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December 28, 2017

The Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Friday, December 22, Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1.
 

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December 19, 2017

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota is recruiting for the position of Case Administrator. Please click here for more information.

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December 6, 2017

CM/ECF will be unavailable for 12 hours, beginning at 12:00am December 1 until 12:00pm December 1, as the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota conducts planned system maintenance.

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November 29, 2017

Guidelines concerning the new chapter 13 plan form effective 12-1-17 are available here.

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November 22, 2017

The Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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November 13, 2017

Details on amendments to Local Rules and Forms effective December 1, 2017 are available here.

The court is developing a fillable...

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November 13, 2017

Details on amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure effective December 1, 2017 are available here.

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November 6, 2017

If you received a notice of commencement of chapter 11 cases in the jointly administered cases of WYNIT Distribution LLC, WD Navarre Holdings, LLC, WD Navarre Digital Services, LLC, WYNIT Holdings, Inc., WD Navarre Canada, ULC, WD Navarre...

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October 16, 2017

In December, the judges of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court will appoint several new members to the Bankruptcy Practice Committee. The Practice Committee meets every other month to address local rule changes and to provide input and suggestions on...

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October 12, 2017

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota is recruiting for the position of Lead Software Engineer. Please click here for more information.

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September 27, 2017

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment amendments to Local Rules 1006-1(b), 3012-1(b), 9013-2 and 9013-3(a)(2) and Local Forms 1019-1, 3002-2(c), 4004-1 and 9013-2. The...

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September 1, 2017

Please see Request for Quotation from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court , District of Minnesota for an Audio/Video Systems Upgrade project.

Location: The training room located at 200 U.S. Courthouse, 316 North Robert Street, St. Paul, MN.

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August 29, 2017

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment amendments to the local Chapter 13 Plan form, Local Form 3015-1. The text of the proposed form is available using the following...

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August 28, 2017

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and forms and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.
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August 14, 2017

On July 20, 2017, Chief Judge Kathleen Sanberg presented the 2017 Raeder Larson Public Service Award to Ken Edstrom.

Congratulations, Ken!

Ken Edstrom, 2017 Raeder...

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July 21, 2017

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
 

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June 27, 2017

Creditors in the Gander Mountain bankruptcy case may file proofs of claim either electronically or by printing a claim to fill out and mail in to the court.  The claims filing deadline is July 17, 2017.  Please follow this link...

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June 22, 2017

It has come to our attention that bankruptcy attorneys around the country are receiving messages similar to the attached pdf.

If you receive a message and are unsure whether it originated from the court, please feel free to contact any of...

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June 19, 2017

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have determined the court will opt out and not use the proposed national chapter 13 plan form approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States. The Bankruptcy...

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June 15, 2017

CM/ECF will remain available throughout the day on Saturday, April 22 and voids the previous announcement.

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April 21, 2017

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, April 22 from 8 a.m. until approximately noon in order to perform system maintenance.

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April 20, 2017

The Judges prefer that attorneys use the following language in their proposed orders submitted with motions to value under LR 3012-(a):

This case is before the court on the motion of the debtor[s] to determine the value of the secured...

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March 28, 2017

William Jay Riley of Omaha, Nebraska, will step down as chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on March 10, 2017. He will remain in active service on the court.

Judge Riley became chief judge on April 1,...

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March 15, 2017

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, March 18 from midnight to 6:00 a.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

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March 7, 2017

Amendments to Local Rules 2004-1, 2004-2, 2016-1, 3012-1 and 7041-1, Local Form 2016-1 and new Local Form 3012-1 effective March 1, 2017

Please see attached announcement for details.

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February 27, 2017

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota is recruiting for a full-time Human Resources Specialist. For complete announcement, click here.

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January 5, 2017

The Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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November 17, 2016

In September 2016, the Judicial Conference approved inflationary adjustments to certain fees on the bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee schedule. These changes will take effect December 1, 2016.

Details on the fees affected are available...

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November 7, 2016

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment amendments to Local Rules 2004-1 and 3012-1 and new Local Rule 2005-1 (formerly Local Rule 2004-2). The text of the proposed rules...

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November 3, 2016

CM/ECF will be unavailable Tuesday, October 18 from 6 p.m. until approximately 10 p.m. in order to perform system maintenance.
 

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October 17, 2016

In December, the judges of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court will appoint several new members to the Bankruptcy Practice Committee. The Practice Committee meets every other month to address local rule changes and to provide input and suggestions on...

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October 12, 2016

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that the Updated Census Bureau Median Family Income Data will be available October 5, 2016.

The data will apply to bankruptcy...

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October 4, 2016

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota is recruiting for a full-time Term Law Clerk to Judge Katherine A. Constantine. The position is available August 2017 for the 2017 - 2019 term. Applications will be accepted only through...

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September 19, 2016

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota is recruiting for a full-time Term Law Clerk to Judge Michael E. Ridgway. Position available August 2017.  For complete announcement, click here.

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September 13, 2016

Our website's content at http://www.mnb.uscourts.gov will be frozen for the day on Tuesday, August 30 in order to perform system maintenance. This means content that is current on Monday, August 29 will not be updated again until...

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August 24, 2016

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The...

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August 18, 2016

Judicial Law Clerk to Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kathleen Sanberg. Temporary Law Clerk in Minneapolis for research and writing on the Petters matters. Applicant must have practiced bankruptcy law or have taken a bankruptcy course.  For complete...

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August 17, 2016

Proposed revisions to Local Rules and Forms posted for notice and comment

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment amendments to Local Rule...

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August 15, 2016

The system maintenance work scheduled for CM during the weekends of 8/20 and 8/27 has been cancelled.

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August 8, 2016

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules has proposed amendments to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 3015 and adoption of a new Rule 3015.1, and has asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment...

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July 22, 2016


 
On July 19, 2016, Chief Judge Kathleen Sanberg presented the 2016 Raeder Larson Public Service Award to Patti J. Sullivan and M. Andrew Urano.

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July 21, 2016

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, July 16 from 5 p.m. until approximately 9 p.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

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July 11, 2016

Applications are currently being accepted for the position of Law Clerk for United States Bankruptcy Judge beginning approximately September 6, 2016. To qualify for the position of Law Clerk to a Federal Judge, a person must be a law school...

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June 20, 2016

Welcome, Judge Fisher!
On June 1, 2016, U.S. District Judge Joan Ericksen administered the oath of office to new U.S. Bankruptcy Judge William J. Fisher. Below is information on staffing and case assignment procedures implemented in the...

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June 1, 2016

The Judges of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota have designated Judge Kathleen H. Sanberg as Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota, effective June 1, 2016, for a...

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May 24, 2016

The Honorable William Jay Riley, Chief Judge of the Eighth Circuit, announced the court has appointed Hennepin County District Judge William J. Fisher of Minneapolis, Minnesota, as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Minnesota. ...

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May 10, 2016

The Bankruptcy Judges' rules for telephonic court appearances have been modified and updated. See the updated web page for details.
 

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April 22, 2016

REMINDER: online registration for the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference will close on April 18

See attached for details.

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April 14, 2016

On April 1, 2016, automatic adjustments will be made to dollar amounts in the Bankruptcy Code, Title 28, and some official and local bankruptcy forms and instructions. The adjustments will apply to cases filed on or after April 1, 2016.

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March 23, 2016

Beginning March 7, 2016, both pro se AND represented debtors in cases filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota may elect to receive email notification of court orders and court-generated notices, rather than...

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March 7, 2016

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment amendments to Local Rule 8009-1. The text of the proposed rule is available ...

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February 22, 2016

See attachment below for complete details.

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February 4, 2016

CM/ECF will be unavailable from Thursday, January 28 at 11 pm through Friday, January 29 at 3 am for system upgrades.

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January 25, 2016

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment amendments to Local Rule 2016-1(a) and to paragraph 6 of Local Form 1007-1 and paragraphs 2 and 7 of Local Form 2016-1. The text...

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January 6, 2016

On December 18, 2015, the President signed into law a four-year extension of the National Guard and Reservist Debt Relief Act of 2008, Pub. L. No. 110-438.1 The Act amends Section 707(b)(2)(D) of the Bankruptcy Code to provide a temporary...

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December 30, 2015

Certain versions of Adobe Acrobat and other PDF editing software allow the user to save a fillable form after data has been entered, and to edit that information at a future date. If a form with saved data is filed electronically (through CM/ECF...

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December 28, 2015

The new bankruptcy petition document, including the petition and all schedules and statements, can be 50 or more pages. Therefore, the fee for a copy of the bankruptcy petition will be updated as follows, effective January 1, 2016:

1. For...

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December 28, 2015

The Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Thursday, December 24, Friday, December 25, Thursday, December 31, 2015 and Friday, January 1, 2016. Please note that December 24 and December 31 are not considered legal holidays for purposes of time...

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December 17, 2015

We now have six days experience with the new forms.  Some attorneys are confused about which forms to use, so the following attempts to clarify the court’s requirements: 

  • Use of the new official bankruptcy forms is ...
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December 8, 2015

CM/ECF will be unavailable from Monday, November 30 at 2 pm through Tuesday, December 1 at 2 am for system upgrades in connection with the new official bankruptcy forms that take effect December 1, 2015.

The Bankruptcy...

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November 19, 2015

The United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota will be modifying the local forms on the court's website between November 16, 2015 and December 1, 2015. The content of the forms will remain largely unchanged, but the format of the forms...

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November 17, 2015

The Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2015. Please note that November 27 is not considered a legal holiday for purposes of time computation under FRBP 9006.

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November 9, 2015

Certain local rule and form amendments will take effect December 1, 2015, as summarized below:

Amendments to Local Rules 1005-1, 1007-1(c), 1009-1(b) and (c), 1019-1(a)(1) and (b), 2016-1(d)(1)(i), 3015-2(b), 4008-1(b) change form and...

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November 5, 2015

A sophisticated phone scam is targeting bankruptcy filers in several states, using personal information from filings and posing as attorneys to get intended victims to immediately wire money to satisfy a debt.

The National Association of...

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October 21, 2015

Most Official Bankruptcy Forms are scheduled to be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted, and renumbered versions, effective December 1, 2015.

These new forms are part of a forms modernization project that began in 2008. The...

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October 6, 2015

In December, the judges of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court will appoint several new members to the Bankruptcy Practice Committee. The Practice Committee meets every other month to address local rule changes and to provide input and suggestions on...

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October 6, 2015

In December, the judges of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court will appoint several new members to the Bankruptcy Practice Committee. The Practice Committee meets every other month to address local rule changes and to provide input and suggestions on...

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October 5, 2015

Most Official Bankruptcy Forms are scheduled to be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted, and renumbered versions, effective December 1, 2015.

These new forms are part of a forms modernization project that began in 2008. The...

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October 5, 2015

See attachment below for complete details.

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October 2, 2015

The CM/ECF system is currently unavailable. We are experiencing an issue with our centralized server. You may be able to look at a docket, but you are not able to file. We will update this notification as soon as CM/ECF becomes available....

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August 27, 2015

The United States Bankruptcy Court is soliciting quotations for the Courtroom 7 West Video Systems Upgrade Project.
Attached please find a Request For Quotation (RFQ). The deadline to submit quotations is Thursday, September 3, 2015 @ 12:...

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August 25, 2015

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Bankruptcy and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The proposed amendments,...

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August 19, 2015

Chief Judge William J. Riley is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric W. Brust to the position of Circuit Librarian for the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit. Eric Brust took the oath of office in the U.S. Courthouse in Saint Louis...

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August 12, 2015

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit seeks applications from highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Minnesota. The position is headquartered in St....

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July 29, 2015

At a ceremony on July 14, Eagan attorney Ronald J. Lundquist and Duluth attorney Peter C. Greenlee were awarded the 2015 Raeder Larson Public Service Award. Congratulations, Ron and Pete!

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July 17, 2015

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