You are here

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 Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 7:00 a.m. until approximately 3:00 p.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

Please plan accordingly.

Posted Date:
April 14, 2021

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, April 3, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 10:00 a.m. in order to perform system maintenance. Please note that after this maintenance, the following browser versions will no longer be supported due to...

Posted Date:
March 31, 2021

Due to the migration to NextGen, the CM/ECF filing system for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota will be unavailable from 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 18, through 8:00 a.m. Monday, March 22. If you have an emergency...

Posted Date:
March 12, 2021

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, February 20, 2021, from 4:00 a.m. until approximately noon in order to perform system maintenance.

Please plan accordingly.

Posted Date:
February 17, 2021

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment:

1. Proposed Abrogation of Local Rule 1007-4(b);

2. Proposed New Local Rule 2016-2; and

3. Proposed New Local...

Posted Date:
February 17, 2021

We have positions open for Clerk of Court, Chief Deputy Clerk, Operations Supervisor-St. Paul, Case Administrator-St. Paul, and Network Administrator. Please see our Employment page for more information.

Posted Date:
January 27, 2021

During a virtual meeting of the Bankruptcy Section on Tuesday, January 19, Chief Judge Ridgway presented the Judge Nancy C. Dreher Pro Bono Distinguished Service Award to attorneys Peter Greenlee, Yvonne Michaud Novak and Dennis Ryan, recognizing...

Posted Date:
January 20, 2021

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, January 23, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 10:00 a.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

Please plan accordingly.

Posted Date:
January 19, 2021

Due to security concerns, Chief District Judge John Tunheim has ordered the closure of the federal courthouses in Fergus Falls, Minneapolis and St. Paul on Tuesday, January 19 and Wednesday, January 20, 2021.  A copy of Chief Judge Tunheim’s...

Posted Date:
January 15, 2021

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....

Posted Date:
January 15, 2021

CMECF will be unavailable Saturday, January 16, 2021, from 5:00 a.m. until approximately 1:00 p.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

Please plan accordingly.

Posted Date:
January 13, 2021

Amendments to Local Rules 2014-1(b), 3015-1, 3015-2, 3015-3, 3016-1, 3017-1, 3017.1-1, 3018-1, 3019-2, 3020-1, 3020-2, 3020-3, 9011-4 and 9013-5 will take effect January 1, 2021 and will apply in all cases filed on and after January 1, 2021....

Posted Date:
December 23, 2020

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment proposed amendments to Local Rules 9013-3 and 2002-1.

The text of the proposed rules is available...

Posted Date:
December 22, 2020

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, December 19, 2020, from 5:00 a.m. until approximately 3:00 p.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

Please plan accordingly.

Posted Date:
December 16, 2020

The Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Thursday, December 24, Friday, December 25, Thursday, December 31 and Friday, January 1.

Posted Date:
December 15, 2020

On December 1, 2020, certain filing and other fees will increase. In addition, amendments to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 2002(f), (h) and (k), 2004, 8012, 8013, 8015 and 8021 will take effect December 1, 2020.

Detailed information...

Posted Date:
November 24, 2020

The Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2020, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Posted Date:
November 23, 2020

CM/ECF will be unavailable Tuesday, December 1, 2020, from midnight until approximately 7:00 a.m. to perform system maintenance.

Please plan accordingly.

Posted Date:
November 23, 2020

CMECF will be unavailable Saturday, November 21, 2020, from 5:00 a.m. until approximately 1:00 p.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

Please plan accordingly.

Posted Date:
November 18, 2020

The Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, October 12 in observance of Columbus Day. CM/ECF will be fully functional.
 

Posted Date:
October 8, 2020

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, October 3, 2020, from 8:00 AM until approximately 9:00 AM in order to perform system maintenance.

Please plan accordingly.

Posted Date:
September 30, 2020

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...

Posted Date:
September 23, 2020

Please note the different maintenance windows for CM/ECF and the MNB website.

CM/ECF will be unavailable on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 6:00 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

The MNB...

Posted Date:
September 17, 2020

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment proposed amendments to Local Rules 2014-1, 3015-1, 3015-2, 3015-3, 3016-1, 3017-1, 3017.1-1. 3019-1, 3019-2, 3020-1, 3020-2, 3020-...

Posted Date:
September 15, 2020

The Diana E. Murphy U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis will be closed to the public on Friday, September 11, 2020.

Posted Date:
September 10, 2020

On August 18, 2020, Chief U.S. District Court Judge John Tunheim updated the entrance protocols for all U.S. Courthouses in Minnesota to reflect that anyone who has traveled within the last 14 days to any country or area identified by the CDC as...

Posted Date:
August 24, 2020

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to the Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules, including the following Bankruptcy Rules and related forms:

...
Posted Date:
August 17, 2020

PAY.GOV will not be available for payment processing on Saturday, August 22, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. until approximately 10:00 p.m. due to system maintenance. CM/ECF will still be available for filings, but payments are not able to be processed...

Posted Date:
August 17, 2020

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, August 15, 2020, from 6 a.m. until approximately 2 p.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

Please plan accordingly.

Posted Date:
August 12, 2020

CM/ECF will be unavailable Sunday, August 9, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

Please plan accordingly.
 

Posted Date:
August 5, 2020

In a virtual ceremony on July 23, 2020, Chief Judge Michael Ridgway presented the 2020 Raeder Larson Public Service Award to Steven Murakami and Miluska Novota.

Congratulations, Steven and Miluska!

 

...

Posted Date:
July 24, 2020

CM/ECF will be unavailable Sunday, July 26, 2020, from 12:00 a.m. (midnight) until 10:00 a.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

Please plan accordingly.

Posted Date:
July 22, 2020

CMECF will be unavailable Saturday, July 18, 2020, from 5:00 a.m. until approximately noon in order to perform system maintenance.

Please plan accordingly.

Posted Date:
July 15, 2020

On June 28, 2020, the Judiciary launched PACER’s newly redesigned, informational and resource website, https://pacer.uscourts.gov. The website provides information about how the public can...

Posted Date:
June 29, 2020

CM/ECF will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance starting Friday, June 19, at 8:00 p.m. The maintenance will be completed by Sunday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m.

Please plan accordingly.

Posted Date:
June 15, 2020

The Gerald W. Heaney Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse and Customshouse in Duluth, Minnesota, including the Bankruptcy Court Clerk's Office, will be closed to the public for business  on Monday, June 15, 2020, in remembrance of the lives of...

Posted Date:
June 14, 2020

CMECF will be unavailable Sunday, June 7, 2020, from 8:00 AM until approximately 8:00 PM in order to perform system maintenance.

Please plan accordingly.

Posted Date:
June 4, 2020

The Bankruptcy Court’s Minneapolis and St. Paul clerk’s offices will be unstaffed on Friday, May 29, 2020.  Staff will be working from home and are able to assist callers with requests and inquiries.  

Posted Date:
May 29, 2020

Orders on partial case filing and Orders on partial conversion entered between March 23 and May 29, 2020 required filing of the completion within 30 days rather than 14 days.

Orders on partial case filing and Orders on partial conversion...

Posted Date:
May 28, 2020

EFFECTIVE MAY 18, 2020, MASKS OR FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE U.S. COURTHOUSES IN THE DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA.

Details of the courthouse entrance requirements are available...

Posted Date:
May 18, 2020

CM-ECF will be unavailable Saturday, April 18, 2020, from 4:00 a.m. until approximately noon in order to perform system maintenance.

Please plan accordingly.

Posted Date:
April 17, 2020

Information clarifying the March 23 Order governing debtor signatures, providing guidance on phone requests requiring payment by credit card, and updating other details on the Bankruptcy Court’s operations during the COVID-19 outbreak are...

Posted Date:
April 6, 2020

Deadlines for filing completions extended and debtor signature requirements suspended, subject to certain conditions

For details, see COVID-19 page.

Posted Date:
March 23, 2020

There are two Case Administration openings in our St. Paul office.  Click here to view the job decriptions.

Posted Date:
March 12, 2020

The Bankruptcy Court is closely monitoring and following recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health officials, and preparedness guidelines from the Administrative Office of the U.S....

Posted Date:
March 11, 2020

CMECF and www.mnb.uscourts.gov will be unavailable Sunday, March 8, 2020, from midnight until approximately 11:00 a.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

Please plan...

Posted Date:
March 6, 2020

The CMECF website at ecf.mnb.uscourts.gov will be unavailable Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 9:00 p.m. until approximately 9:15 p.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

Please plan accordingly.

Posted Date:
March 5, 2020

Amendments to Local Rules 3015-2 and 9006-1 and Local Forms 2016-1 and 4001-1 will take effect March 1, 2020 and will govern in all bankruptcy cases commenced on or after the March 1, 2020 effective date.

A redlined copy of the amendments...

Posted Date:
February 26, 2020

On February 28, 2020, Maurya “Mo” McSheehy, calendar clerk to Judge Constantine, will retire after almost 21 years of federal service. Congratulations, Mo!

Effective February 25, Alicia Pinotti will assume calendar duties for Judge...

Posted Date:
February 25, 2020

CMECF will be unavailable on the following dates:

  • Saturday, February 15, 2019, from 4:00 a.m. until approximately noon for regular maintenance
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2019, from 8:00 p.m. until midnight for a system upgrade...
Posted Date:
February 14, 2020

On February 7, 2020, the Judges of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota adopted twelve Interim Rules related to cases filed under the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019.

The General Order adopting the rules and...

Posted Date:
February 7, 2020

CM/ECF and www.mnb.uscourts.gov will be unavailable Sunday, February 9, 2020, from midnight until approximately 8:00 a.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

Please plan...

Posted Date:
February 5, 2020

Effective immediately, Heidi Jackson will assume calendar clerk duties for Chief Judge Ridgway.

Heidi can be reached by phone at 612-664-5263 and by email at heidi_jackson@mnb.uscourts.gov...

Posted Date:
January 27, 2020

CMECF and www.mnb.uscourts.gov will be unavailable Saturday, January 25, 2020, from midnight until approximately 3:00 a.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

Please plan...

Posted Date:
January 24, 2020

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 4 a.m. until approximately noon in order to perform system maintenance.

Posted Date:
January 17, 2020

Beginning February 1, 2020, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota will require those requesting payment of unclaimed funds to submit their request using the new, nationally-developed form Application for Payment of Unclaimed...

Posted Date:
January 3, 2020

CMECF will be unavailable Saturday, December 21, 2019, from 4 a.m. until approximately noon in order to perform system maintenance.
Please plan accordingly.
 

Posted Date:
December 20, 2019

The Bankruptcy Court will be closed on the following days for the holidays:

Monday, December 23, 2019
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Posted Date:
December 11, 2019

In September, the Judicial Conference amended the Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule for the appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to increase...

Posted Date:
December 6, 2019

Congress has taken no action on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Criminal Procedure, the Rules of Evidence, the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts, and the Rules...

Posted Date:
December 4, 2019

Visibility and road conditions are poor and the plows are unable to keep up yet except for a few designated emergency routes. The Duluth School District, as well as, other surrounding area school districts have also begun cancelling school for...

Posted Date:
November 27, 2019

The Mankato 341 meeting location is changing. Beginning with the January 8, 2020 341 calendar, the new location will be at the Blue Earth County History Center, Maple River Room, 424 Warren Street, Mankato, MN 56001.
 

Posted Date:
November 27, 2019

CMECF will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance starting Friday, November 15, at 6:00 p.m. The maintenance will be completed by Sunday, November 17, at 6:00 p.m.

Please plan accordingly.

Posted Date:
November 13, 2019

Please remember, if an amendment to a petition to correct the debtor’s name or social security number is filed after the notice of meeting of creditors has been noticed, debtors represented by an attorney must file a notice of corrected case...

Posted Date:
November 6, 2019

The CMECF training server maintenance has been extended until Sunday, November 3, at 5:00 p.m. Please note, this maintenance only applies to the CMECF training server and has no impact on the live CMECF server.

Posted Date:
October 31, 2019

The CM/ECF training server will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance starting Wednesday, October 30, at 9:00 a.m. until Thursday, October 31, at 5:00 p.m. Please note, this maintenance only applies...

Posted Date:
October 29, 2019

The United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for inclusion in a pool of trustees who may be appointed on a case-by-case basis to administer cases filed under the...

Posted Date:
October 28, 2019

On February 19, 2020, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, P.L. 116-54 (SBRA) will go into effect – long before the normal three-year rules amendment process runs its course. As a temporary measure, the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy...

Posted Date:
October 23, 2019

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 4 a.m. until approximately noon in order to perform system maintenance.

Posted Date:
October 18, 2019

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment proposed amendments to Local Rules 3015-2 and 9006-1 and Local Forms 2016-1 and 4001-1. In addition to amendments to Local Form...

Posted Date:
October 18, 2019

In an effort to improve the diversity of the federal bankruptcy bench and bar, the Judicial Conference of the U.S. Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System will present a simultaneous, nationwide event on October 24 from 3-5 pm...

Posted Date:
October 2, 2019

A summary and complete redlined version of the rule and form amendments is available here.

Posted Date:
September 26, 2019

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...

Posted Date:
September 23, 2019

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 4 a.m. until approximately noon in order to perform system maintenance.
 

Posted Date:
September 20, 2019

On June 25, 2019, the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure approved publication of proposed amendments to the appellate, bankruptcy and civil rules for public comment. Included are proposed amendments Federal Rules of...

Posted Date:
August 29, 2019

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 4:00 a.m. until approximately noon in order to perform system maintenance.

Posted Date:
July 19, 2019

On July 16, 2019, Chief Judge Michael Ridgway presented the 2019 Raeder Larson Public Service Award to James Renken and John Strong.

Congratulations, James and John!

...

Posted Date:
July 17, 2019

The Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019 and Friday, July 5, 2019.

Posted Date:
July 3, 2019

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment proposed amendments to Local Rules 5005-1, 7055-1, 9010-3, 9011-4, 9013-2 and 9013-3. The text of the proposed rules is available...

Posted Date:
June 18, 2019

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 6:00 a.m. until approximately 8:00 a.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

Posted Date:
June 14, 2019

The Judges of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota have designated Judge Michael E. Ridgway as Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota, effective June 21, 2019, for a term of three...

Posted Date:
June 5, 2019

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 4 a.m. until approximately noon in order to perform system maintenance.

Posted Date:
May 17, 2019

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment numerous amendments to the local rules and one local form governing service and notice. The text of the proposed rules and form is...

Posted Date:
May 14, 2019

Amendments to Local Rules 1002-1(a), 2002-1(b)(2) and (3), 2014-1(b), 3012-1, 3015-3, 3020-3, 9006-1(d) and (e) and 9013-12 and Local Form 3015-1 will take effect May 1, 2019. A redlined version of the rule and form changes is available...

Posted Date:
April 29, 2019

The St. Paul Bankruptcy Legal Advice Clinic scheduled Thursday, 4/11/19 has been cancelled due to impending weather. The next scheduled clinic will be held in Minneapolis on Thursday, 4/18/19.

Posted Date:
April 9, 2019

Subject: Automatic Adjustment of certain dollar amounts in the Bankruptcy Code, Title 28, and Official, Director's and Local Bankruptcy Forms Effective April 1, 2019.  Detailed information is available...

Posted Date:
March 25, 2019

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 4 a.m. until approximately noon in order to perform system maintenance.

Posted Date:
March 15, 2019

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota is recruiting for a full-time Law Clerk to Judge Katherine Constantine, a second position starting in February 2020 for a minimum two year term. Complete details are available...

Posted Date:
March 12, 2019

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota is recruiting for a Law Clerk to Judge William J. Fisher and a short-term (4-1/2 months) Law Clerk to Judge Katherine Constantine. Complete details are available...

Posted Date:
March 4, 2019

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment amendments to Local Rules 9006-1(d) and (e) and 9013-2(c). The text of the proposed rule amendments is available...

Posted Date:
February 21, 2019

Beginning March 15, 2019, Chief Judge Sanberg will require that any request for a default judgment be made by motion.

Posted Date:
February 19, 2019

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 4 a.m. until approximately noon in order to perform system maintenance.
 

Posted Date:
February 15, 2019

CM/ECF will be unavailable Saturday, January 19 from 4 a.m. until approximately noon in order to perform system maintenance.

Posted Date:
January 18, 2019

Please see today's press release from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts concerning judiciary operations. 

If there is a...

Posted Date:
January 16, 2019

The paragraph in bold (#3) below was added to the Order confirming chapter 13 plan (form 13ocnfnf), effective 1-3-19.

This new paragraph requires attorneys who have not filed their fee applications prior to confirmation to do so...

Posted Date:
January 7, 2019

CM/ECF will be unavailable Friday, January 4th, 2019, from 8:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in order to perform system maintenance.

Posted Date:
January 3, 2019

The Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25, Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1 for the holidays.

In the event of a partial government shutdown, the Bankruptcy Court will be open and will...

Posted Date:
December 20, 2018

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment amendments to Local Rule 2002-1(b)(3) and Local Form 3015-1. The text of the proposed rule and form amendments are available...

Posted Date:
December 17, 2018

In observation of the National Day of Mourning honoring former President George H.W. Bush, the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

Matters scheduled for hearing before the Bankruptcy Judges on December 5 have...

Posted Date:
December 3, 2018

See attachment for details.

Posted Date:
November 30, 2018

Pages