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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.

Judge Nancy C. Dreher

 

Judge Dreher served the Bankruptcy Court long and well for almost 25...

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November 26, 2012

The day after Thanksgiving IS NOT considered a legal holiday for purposes of time computation under FRBP 9006.

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November 5, 2012

Read more.
 
http://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/Newsite/General_Info/Newsite/General_Info/pdfs/annoucement_frbp_ammendments_2012-12-01.pdf

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November 5, 2012

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment new Local Rule 3012-1 and an amendment to Local Rule 9013-2...

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October 31, 2012

Applications sought for two Bankruptcy Judge positions in the District of Minnesota. Read more.  Apply using this form....

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October 16, 2012

Our technicians are looking at it and we hope to resume normal operations shortly.

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September 18, 2012

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment changes to Local Rules. Read more.
 
http://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/Newsite/General_Info/Newsite/General_Info/pdfs/...

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August 29, 2012

Read more.
 
http://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/Newsite/General_Info/Newsite/General_Info/pdfs/ANNOUNCEMENT_2012-08-24.pdf

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August 24, 2012

The Honorable William Jay Riley, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, announced the court has appointed Kathleen Hvass Sanberg of Edina, Minnesota, as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of...

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August 22, 2012

Law Clerk to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kathleen H. Sanberg. Read more.
 
http://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/Newsite/General_Info/position_announcements.html

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August 22, 2012

For complete details read more.
 
http://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/Newsite/General_Info/Newsite/Judge_Office/indexJudge.html#bulletin

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August 21, 2012

Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure published for comment: The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and...

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August 21, 2012

Minneapolis Conference Room Audio Visual System - Quote deadline - Friday, August 24, 2012. See RFQ for full details.

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August 8, 2012

The fee for filing a Chapter 11 case will increase to $1,213.00 for cases filed on or after November 21, 2012. The fee change provision is included in the Temporary Bankruptcy Judgeships Extension Act of 2012 recently passed by Congress and...

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July 24, 2012

http://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/Newsite/General_Info/Newsite/General_Info/pdfs/Adversary_Class_Announcement.pdf

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June 11, 2012

http://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/Newsite/General_Info/Newsite/General_Info/pdfs/Changes%20to%20judge%20assignment%20process%20effective%20May%201.pdf

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April 30, 2012

http://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/Newsite/General_Info/Newsite/General_Info/pdfs/MARCH2012ANNOUNCEMENTSFORWEBPOSTING%201.pdf

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February 21, 2012

http://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/Newsite/General_Info/Newsite/CM_ECF/CMtrainingdates.php

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February 6, 2012

The 4.1 conversion is complete and normal filing can resume. See the 4.1 newsletter for information about the new password requirement as well as other new 4.1 features. 4...

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November 11, 2011

The following rule amendments and new forms were approved by the Judicial Conference in September, 2011 and will take effect December 1, 2011.

These rule and form changes will govern in all proceedings in bankruptcy cases...

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November 4, 2011

Effective October 1, 2011 the Minnesota Bankruptcy Court will discontinue transmitting Official Form B10, Proof of Claim, through the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC). Proof of claim forms will be available at the clerk's offices in Minneapolis,...

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September 28, 2011

Mark Your Calendar - You're Invited to the 2012 Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference

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September 6, 2011

Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing

The U.S. Bankruptcy Courts encourage the bankruptcy community to utilize Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (EBN). EBN is a free service that allows court notices to be transmitted...

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July 7, 2011

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO) began switching Data Centers from Sprint to AT&T on November 20, 2010.
To ensure that you continue receiving Notices of Electronic Filing (NEFs), our recommendation is to update your...

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January 1, 2011

1. The Bankruptcy Practice Committee recommended and the judges agreed to the addition of a Notice of no objection entry in CM/ECF, which may be used by debtors' attorneys to apprise the court they have no objection to a motion for relief from...

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January 1, 2011

The judiciary’s privacy policy restricts the publication of certain personal data in documents filed with the court. The policy requires limiting Social Security and financial account numbers to the last four digits, using only initials for the...

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May 13, 2010

CD and Diskette Filings Eliminated: Effective June 1, 2009, all documents filed by attorneys in cases and adversary proceedings must be electronically filed through ECF only

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May 11, 2010

On April 15, 2009, the Eighth Circuit Judicial Council approved an amendment to Local Rule 3015-2(b), as promulgated by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota on March 25. The rule is amended as...

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May 11, 2010

A list of chapter 11 cases pending in the district, a feature maintained on the court's website under the court's former electronic filing system, is back by popular demand. The list can be found as a link (Open Chapter 11 cases) under both the...

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May 11, 2010

To ensure compliance with Rule 1007(b)(3) of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Exhibit D to the voluntary petition will be required in all Bankruptcy cases filed by an individual debtor effective December 1, 2008. In the past, the Clerk'...

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May 11, 2010

The Eighth Circuit Judicial Council has approved promulgation of new Local Rule 4001-1, new Local Form 4001-1, amended Local Rule 4004-1 and new Local Form 4004-1. In addition, the Council approved abrogation of Local Form 2002-4(c).

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May 11, 2010

Among the time-computation amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure that will take effect on December 1, 2009, are changes to 12 rules that will result in a reduction by one day(from 15 to 14 days) of the time to take action. The...

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May 1, 2010

Some attorneys have expressed confusion about the proper reaffirmation agreement form to be used in the District of Minnesota post-December 1, 2009.

Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 4008(a), as revised effective December 1, 2009,...

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December 1, 2009

Fergus Falls Bankruptcy Court Clerk's Office employees Delores Campbell and Suzy Johnson retired this past Friday after many years of dedicated service. We will miss them! Case administrator Sue Rocholl will continue to capably staff the Fergus...

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October 13, 2009
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August 21, 2009

There will be NO chapter 13 confirmation calendar on July 2, 2009. Accordingly, the July confirmation calendar has been adjusted as follows:
July 9, 2009: Chief Judge Dreher
July 16, 2009: Judge O'Brien
July...

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August 4, 2009

RULE 4004-1. DISCHARGE UNDER CHAPTERS 12 AND 13

(a) DISCHARGE AFTER PLAN PAYMENTS COMPLETED. Upon completion of all applicable payments under the plan or modified plan in a chapter 12 or 13 case ...

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July 24, 2009

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment new Local Rule 4001-1 and Local Form...

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July 24, 2009

Images of the St. Paul Courthouse Renovation, Image 1, Image 2, Image 3

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April 17, 2009

The following new rules and amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure will take effect on December 1, 2008:
 
Bankruptcy Rules 1005, 1006, 1007, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1015, 1017, 1019, 1020,
2002, 2003, 2007.1, 2015,...

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April 10, 2009

On October 20, 2008, the President signed the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Act of 2008, Pub.L. 110-438. The Act provides a temporary exclusion from the chapter 7 means test for National Guardsmen and Reservists called to a minimum of...

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April 10, 2009

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment changes to Local Rule 3015-2(b). The text of the proposed rule is available below. Comments will be accepted through January 12,...

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April 10, 2009

The following Bankruptcy Forms have been changed, effective December 1, 2008. Please note that use of old versions of the forms in cases filed on or after December 1, 2008 will result in the issuance of an order on partial filing requiring the...

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April 10, 2009

The Judicial Conference of the United States approved revisions to certain Bankruptcy Official Forms, to take effect December 1, 2007.
 
Attorneys are encouraged to contact their software providers to ensure access to the new forms by...

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March 3, 2008

On February 22, the Eighth Circuit Judicial Council approved amendments to Local Rule 2016-1(d), as promulgated by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota on February 5. The rule is amended as follows:

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February 22, 2008

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota have approved for notice and comment changes to Local Rule 2016-1(d). The text of the proposed rule is available below. Comments...

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February 19, 2008

On Monday, October 25, 2004, President Bush signed into law a bill retroactively extending Chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy Code for 18 months from January 1, 2004 until July 1, 2005.

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October 25, 2004

NOTICE

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court is currently in the process of migrating from its Electronic Records System (ERS) to the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system. This transition is currently internal and does not affect...

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August 25, 2004
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July 30, 2004

The Bankruptcy Court has traditionally served interested parties to a contested matter or adversary proceeding with paper copies of all orders. However, all documents, including orders, are now available electronically on the court's website....

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April 19, 2004

Judge Dreher is implementing a new calendaring system for motions for relief from stay. Attorneys will no longer need to contact the calendar clerk for a hearing date. Motions for relief from stay will be scheduled each Thursday at 2:30 pm (...

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April 15, 2004

If you are an out-of-state attorney and planning to file documents in Minnesota please read Out-of-State Filing Instructions. We require all attorneys to complete test filings before becoming certified in our Electronic Records System (ERS). A...

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February 11, 2004

PRIVACY-RELATED RULE CHANGES EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1. 2003

The Judicial Conference recently approved proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and the Official Bankruptcy Forms which will implement the Conference...

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December 1, 2003

ERS Fees Increase effective November 1, 2003.

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November 3, 2003

ERS Newsletter (transition from ERS to CM/ECF)

Posted Date:
November 1, 2003

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