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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.

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

The United States Bankruptcy Court is soliciting quotations for document conversion services.
Attached please find the Request For Quotation (RFQ). The deadline to submit quotations is
Wednesday, July 29, @ 11:00 a.m. C.S.T.

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July 15, 2015

CM/ECF will be unavailable from 6:00pm until 11:00pm Monday, July 20 as the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota conducts planned system maintenance.

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July 14, 2015

On Friday, June 26, 2015, a new case upload filing option will be available for certificates of credit counseling for a joint debtor in CM/ECF. This option is not required, but will be available when the debtors’ certificates are...

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June 24, 2015

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment proposed new Local Rule 2016-1(e) and amendments to Local Rule 3015-2(b) and Local Form 1007-1. ...

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June 18, 2015

The text of the new and amended local rules is available here.

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April 29, 2015

The Bankruptcy Court is committed to providing excellent service to all of our customers. To further that endeavor, we would appreciate your participation in this brief customer service survey. The survey results and your comments will be used by...

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April 27, 2015

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment proposed Local Form 3012-1, an Order Granting Motion to Release Lien. Read more.

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April 22, 2015

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is seeking applications from highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of South Dakota.

The position will have...

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April 21, 2015

CM/ECF will be unavailable from 6pm on Friday, April 10 until 11:59pm on Saturday, April 11 while we do some planned system maintenance.

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April 8, 2015

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota is now taking applications for a term law clerk, closing May 1, 2015.  Please see attached PDF for full details.

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February 5, 2015

The Notice will be permanently posted to the court's website under Judges ⇒Opinions ⇒ Notice re: Home Mortgage Loan Modification.

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January 27, 2015

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment amendments to Local Rules 2016-1(d) and 9013-2(c) and new Local Rule 9019-2. The text of the proposed rule changes is available...

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January 14, 2015

The Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Thursday, December 25; Friday, December 26, 2014;  Thursday, January 1 and Friday, January 2, 2015. Please note that December 26 and January 2 are not considered legal holidays for purposes of time...

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December 15, 2014

The following summary of changes of BOTH LOCAL AND NATIONAL rules, forms and fees is provided solely as a convenience to attorneys and parties participating in bankrutptcy cases and proceedings in the District of Minnesota and is not intened as a...

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November 26, 2014

There are slowness issues with our CM/ECF server and we are looking into it. We will post another message when the issue is resolved. Thanks for your patience.

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November 19, 2014

The recent technical issues with CM/ECF have been resolved and normal access has been restored. Thank you for your patience.

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November 19, 2014

The Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28, 2014.

Please note that Friday, November 28 is not considered a legal holiday for purposes of time computation under FRBP 9006.

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November 17, 2014

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment an amendment to Local Rule 4001-1 and new Local Forms 4001-2(a) and 2(b). See ...

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September 25, 2014

Effective October 1, 2014, the Duluth office of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota will officially assume all case processing duties for Fergus Falls bankruptcy cases and proceedings....

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September 25, 2014

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...

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September 23, 2014

On August 29, 2014, Karen Krouch, calendar clerk to Judge Ridgway, will retire after 36 years of federal service, the last 31 of those years with the Bankruptcy Court. Congratulations, Karen!

Minneapolis

In...

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August 22, 2014

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules has proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and related forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar and public for comment. The...

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August 20, 2014

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment new Local Rule 2015-1.1 and amendments to Local Rules 1007-2, 4004-1 and 9013-3. See the...

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July 23, 2014

Starting July 1, 2014, all FERGUS FALLS trials and evidentiary hearings not already scheduled will require the submission of electronic evidence. Please note that this is for Judge Ridgway's FERGUS FALLS cases and proceedings ONLY.

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June 9, 2014

The following filing fees will take effect on June 1, 2014:

  • Chapter 7: $335.00
  • Chapter 9: $1,717.00
  • Chapter 11: $1,717.00
  • Chapter 12: $275.00
  • Chapter 13: $310.00
  • Chapter...
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May 20, 2014

Section 341(a) meetings of creditors scheduled on and after July 1, 2014 in cases assigned to Standing Chapter 13 Trustee Gregory Burrell will be held in Room 1017 of the United States Courthouse, 300 South Fourth Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota...

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May 7, 2014

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota CM/ECF filing system will be unavailable Saturday, May 3rd from 9:30pm - 11:30pm for system maintenance.

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May 1, 2014

Local Rule and Form Amendments effective May 1, 2014. Click here for more information.

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April 29, 2014

Timing of filing motions to confirm post-confirmation modified plans: Local Rule 3015-2(b) and FRBP 3015(g) require that the party filing a motion for post-confirmation modification of a chapter 13 plan give 21 days' notice by mail of the time...

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April 21, 2014

On April 30, 2014, Nancy Brill, calendar clerk to Judge Constantine, will retire after 32 years of federal service. Congratulations, Nancy!
Sandy McMackins will officially assume calendar duties for Judge Constantine on May 1, and has...

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April 16, 2014

Read the announcement for complete details.

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April 16, 2014

The Bankruptcy Court Clerk's Office in Duluth is temporarily closed. Please phone the Clerk's office in St. Paul or Minneapolis should you need assistance

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April 15, 2014

The educational program for lawyers and judges will include a full day of breakout sessions on bankruptcy law and procedure, with emphasis on Eighth Circuit and local precedent. 

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April 11, 2014

The United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota is accepting applications from qualified applicants for a full-time Programmer Analyst. Read the official posting.

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March 21, 2014

Vacancy will occur on December 31, 2014. See [complete details - link expired].

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March 3, 2014

The United States Trustee Program (USTP) has established procedures for independent audit firms to audit petitions, schedules, and other information in consumer bankruptcy cases, as authorized by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer...

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February 24, 2014

CM/ECF will be down for server maintenance on Tuesday, February 18, 6am until 7am.

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February 12, 2014

Law Clerk to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kathleen H. Sanberg. Read more.

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January 31, 2014

On Friday, January 24, 2014, hackers launched a distributed denial of service (DDos) attack against the federal judiciary's publicly accessible websites, including uscourts.gov and all court-specific web sites. For several hours (from...

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January 28, 2014

2014 Public Training Classes


CM/ECF training

This hands-on course is open to all. Participants review BAPCPA; file a chapter 7 case in our...

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December 20, 2013

Bankruptcy Court closed on December 24, 25 and 31, 2013 and January 1, 2014. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, Wednesday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 31, 2013 and on Wednesday, January 1,...

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December 11, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, due to inclement weather. Please contact the St Paul or Minneapolis clerk's office for assistance today.    

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December 4, 2013

In January, the judges of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court will appoint one new member to the Bankruptcy Practice Committee. The Practice Committee meets every other month to address local rule changes and to...

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December 2, 2013

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment amendments to Local Rules 1007-1, 1019-1(a)(1) and...

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November 26, 2013
On December 1, 2013, changes to the national bankruptcy rules, forms and fees will take effect.
 
The following summary of the rules, forms and fee changes is provided solely as a convenience to attorneys and parties...
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November 26, 2013

 Please note that November 29 is not a legal holiday for purposes of computing time under Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9006(a).

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November 12, 2013

Please call one of the Twin Cities offices at 612.664.5200 (Minneapolis) or 651.848.1000 (St. Paul), if you need assistance during this period. The maintenance work was originally scheduled for Thursday, October 17th and rescheduled due to the...

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November 4, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

REAPPOINTMENT OF BANKRUPTCY JUDGE GREGORY F. KISHEL

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

The current term of office of Judge Gregory F. Kishel, United States Bankruptcy Judge

for the District of...

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November 4, 2013

Please call one of the Twin Cities offices at 612.664.5200 (Minneapolis) or 651.848.1000 (St. Paul) if you need assistance during this period. The maintenance work was originally scheduled for November 4th and rescheduled due scheduling conflict...

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October 25, 2013

 This website (http://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/) will be shut down for maintenance on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm.

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October 15, 2013

The United States Trustee seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for appointment to the panel of trustees who administer cases filed under chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code. Read the...

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October 2, 2013

In the event of a government shutdown on October 1, 2013, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota will be open and will maintain normal hours and operations for approximately 10 business days. All proceedings and...

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October 1, 2013

On 10/17/2013 the phone service for the Duluth Courthouse will be unavailable between noon and 1pm. Please call the Twin Cities offices at 612.664.5200 (Minneapolis) or 651.848.1000 (St. Paul), if you need assistance during this period.

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October 1, 2013

NEW CHAPTER 13 STANDING TRUSTEE APPOINTED EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2013

The United States Trustee has appointed Gregory A. Burrell as Standing Chapter 13 Trustee in the District of Minnesota, effective October 1, 2013. Mr. Burrell takes the...

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September 30, 2013

It is currently back on line. We will continue to monitor the status.

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September 12, 2013

To ensure that you continue receiving Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) deliveries, please contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to have the following uscourts.gov mail server IP addresses whitelisted:
 
63.241.40.200
63....

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August 14, 2013

Minneapolis courthouse parking ramp to convert to contract parking only effective August 1, 2013. Effective August 1, the public parking garage in the Minneapolis courthouse will convert to contract parking only; public parking on an hourly basis...

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July 30, 2013

2013 Raeder Larson Public Service Award presented to Mary Jo Jensen-Carter and John Hedback
 
On July 23, 2013, Chief Judge Gregory Kishel presented the 2013 Raeder Larson Public Service Award to John Hedback and...

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July 30, 2013

Welcome, Judge Constantine!
On July 1, 2013, Eighth Circuit Judge Diana Murphy administered the oath of office to new Bankruptcy Judge Katherine A. Constantine.
 
Below is information on staffing and case...

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July 1, 2013

We will be performing maintenance on CM/ECF from 7/13 (Saturday) at 10 am to 7/14 (Sunday)at midnight. During that time, CM/ECF may not be available during the first hour, and only the search and view case information features will be available...

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July 1, 2013

Between Friday, June 14th and Monday, June 17th, the national mail routing system experienced intermittent issues and failed to send some Notices of Electronic Filings (NEFs). We recommend that you log into the CM/ECF application and run the...

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June 20, 2013

 

PRESS RELEASE
 

May 28, 2013
 
The Honorable William Jay Riley, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, announced today that the court has appointed Katherine A....

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May 29, 2013

Notice of Position Vacancy: Law Clerk to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in Minneapolis (Full-time, Term position). Read the complete posting.

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May 15, 2013

 

PRESS RELEASE

MICHAEL E. RIDGWAY
 
The Honorable William Jay Riley, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, announced the court has appointed Michael E. Ridgway of...

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May 14, 2013

The power has been out at the Duluth Courthouse for over an hour. The Bankruptcy Clerk’s office has no email or telephone service at this time. The power outage does not affect electronic filing. All calls should be referred to the Minneapolis (...

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May 2, 2013

Effective May 1, 2013, a Transfer of Claim filing fee ($25 per claim transferred) will be assessed. The Internet Payments Functionality in CM/ECF has been modified to allow for electronic collection of the new Claims Transfer Filing Fee. Limited...

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April 29, 2013

The Bankruptcy Court will upgrade to CM/ECF 5.1 April 19-21. CM/ECF will be shut down on Friday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. after which the system's filing and search features will not be available. The SEARCH only capability will again be available...

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April 17, 2013

See here for amendments and additions to the Local Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure which took effect April 1, 2013.

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April 9, 2013

New Local Rule 3012-1 will be effective April 1, 2013 and will govern in all proceedings in bankruptcy cases commenced on or after the April 1, 2013 effective date. Please click here for more information.

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April 9, 2013

See here for a list of all the training classes scheduled for this summer.

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April 8, 2013

Please plan accordingly.

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March 22, 2013

Please click here for more information.
Add link: http://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/Newsite/General_Info/electronicevidence.html

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March 20, 2013

Beginning April 2013, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota will make digital audio files of court proceedings in Duluth available to the public over the Internet through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (...

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March 19, 2013

Please plan accordingly.

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March 12, 2013

Read the complete details.
Add link:  http://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/Newsite/General_Info/announcements/27.php

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March 9, 2013

Read More about what's new in CM/ECF 5.0.
Add Link:  http://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/Newsite/CM_ECF/5.0UpgradeCMECF.html

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March 4, 2013

CM/ECF will be shut down on Friday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. after which the system's filing and search features will not be available. The SEARCH only capability will again be available from Saturday morning until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 4, when...

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February 22, 2013

Add Link:  http://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/Newsite/CM_ECF/training.html

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January 8, 2013

The interruption of service we experienced on Monday morning has ended. However, the St. Paul Courthouse is still experiencing intermittent issues. If you are unable to reach the St. Paul Courthouse, please call our Minneapolis office at 612.664....

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December 17, 2012

Please note that December 24 and December 31 are not considered legal holidays for purposes of time computation under FRBP 9006.

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December 8, 2012

Please call our Minneapolis office at 612.664.5200 for assistance if you are unable to get through.

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December 5, 2012

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