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Chief Judge John R. Tunheim is pleased to announce Judge Nancy E. Braselís formal investiture took place at the Depot Renaissance Hotel in Minneapolis on Friday, January 11, 2019. Chief Judge John R. Tunheim administered the oath of office to Brasel, who becomes only the sixth woman to receive a lifetime appointment as a District Judge in Minnesota. Please view the full notice.

The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota can sustain paid operations through January 18, 2019. During the partial government shutdown, criminal proceedings will proceed normally, however there may be interruption in civil litigation involving Assistant U.S. Attorneys as the Department of Justice is also impacted by the lapse in funding. Because other government agencies may be affected by a shutdown, counsel should consult with courtroom deputies if they have proceedings scheduled that involve other federal agencies. Unless otherwise notified, jurors should report to the federal courthouses as scheduled. Business hours and building access are Monday-Friday from 8:00 to 5:00pm.

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Beginning January 1, 2019, The District of Minnesota will require the AO 120 form in patent/trademark cases and the AO 121 form in copyright cases to be completed and filed when the complaint and amended complaints are filed. The forms are located on the Court Forms page under Initiating Documents Forms.

Chief Judge John R. Tunheim is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Magistrate Judge Tony N. Leung to the United States District Court, District of Minnesota. Judge Leung took his initial oath of office on April 29, 2011 and was re-appointed to another eight-year term on December 20, 2018. Click on the link to view the public notice.

In observation of the National Day of Mourning to honor the memory of former President George H.W. Bush, the District of Minnesota will be closed on Wednesday, December 5. Please contact chambers if you have a proceeding scheduled on Wednesday. The CM/ECF system will be available but the CM/ECF Helpdesk will not be staffed.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota is accepting applications for the position of Human Resources Generalist. Information about the job can be found on the Employment web page.

Chief Judge John R. Tunheim is pleased to announce the re-appointment of part-time Magistrate Judge Jon T. Huseby to the United States District Court, District of Minnesota. Judge Huseby took his initial oath of office on February 25, 2015 and was re-appointed to another four-year term on November 21, 2018. Click on the link to view the public notice.

Sharing your PACER account credentials with a third-party service provider or designating that provider as a secondary recipient of a Notice of Electronic Filing or Notice of Docket Activity (NEF/NDA) will give it access to sealed case information and documents in violation of court order. You are urged to use caution in your computer security practices to ensure that sealed documents to which you have access are not disclosed. Fee exempt users should not share the documents they obtain from PACER under the exemption, unless expressly authorized by the court.

The United States District Court has approved amendments to Local Rules 5.1, 5.3, 5.4, and 67.2, to take effect on December 1, 2018. Please click on the link to read the public notice and the amendments in redline and final form.

The Court is also issuing for public comment proposed amendments to Local Rule 5.6, Filing Documents Under Seal in Civil Cases. Please click on the link to read the public notice, the proposed amendments in redline and final form, and the proposed revised Joint Motion Regarding Continued Sealing Form. All public comments to the proposed amendments must be submitted by December 31, 2018.

Chief Judge John R. Tunheim is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Magistrate Judge Steven E. Rau to the United States District Court, District of Minnesota. Judge Rau took his initial oath of office on January 14, 2011 and was re-appointed to another eight year term on November 9, 2018. Click on the link to view the public notice.

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