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News & Announcements
Minnesota's District Court Offices Closed
October 9, 2015 NEW
The office of the District Court of Minnesota will be closed Monday, October 12, 2015 in observance of Columbus Day.
Minnesota's Olmstead Plan
October 2, 2015 NEW
On September 29, 2015, the Court approved the revised Olmstead Plan in Jensen et al. v. Minnesota Department of Human Services et al. (D. Minn., Civ. No. 09-1775). Please see the webpage for further information.
September 28, 2015 NEW
The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota will upgrade to NextGen ECF on October 5, 2015. The system will be down for maintenance from October 1, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. until October 5, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. central time. See Administrative Order extending filing deadlines from October 1, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. to October 5, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Please do not bring your paper filings to the court on October 2, 2015, call the helpdesk if you have any emergency filings. Also, there is no need to file declarations of technical difficulties on October 5, 2015, the Administrative Order grants the extension for all filings due while ECF is unavailable.
Proposed Local Rule Amendments
September 18, 2015 NEW
The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota is issuing for public comment proposed amendments to the Court's Local Rules. The proposed amendments affect Local Rule 7.2, Procedures in Social Security Cases and a new Social Security Case Assignment Form, LR 37.1, Form of Discovery Motions, and LR Form 3 and LR Form 4. Please click on the links to read the public notice for a brief summary of the proposed amendments and the proposed amendments in redline and final form. All public comments to the proposed amendments must be submitted by October 23, 2015.
Judge Donovan W. Frank Issues Order in MSOP Lawsuit
June 19, 2015
On June 17, 2015, the Court issued its Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order in Karsjens et al. v. Jesson et al. (D. Minn., Civ. No. 11-3659). Please click on the link to view a copy of the order.
Press Release - Eric W. Brust, Circuit Librarian
August 12, 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. Please see the press release for further information.
Local Rule 49.1 Training - Filing Documents Under Seal in Criminal Cases
August 10, 2015
On July 20, 2015, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota implemented LR 49.1, Filing Documents Under Seal in Criminal Cases. Training sessions will be held monthly through the end of the year. If you have not already attended training or want a refresher course for filing sealed documents in criminal cases, please attend one of our training sessions.
July 28, 2015
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit seeks applications for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Minnesota. Information about the job can be found on the Employment Opportunity web page.
Local Rule Amendment, New LR 49.1, effective July 20, 2015
July 20, 2015
In accordance with LR 49.1, starting July 20, 2015, the Court will file in the applicable criminal case all materials that are submitted in connection with sentencing, including any letters, videos, or other materials submitted by family members or victims. Any material submitted in connection with sentencing may be filed under seal until judgment is entered. After judgment is entered, all such materials may become publicly accessible online. For more information about submitting materials in connection with sentencing, please read the notice which will remain posted on the Court's website under the "Sentencing Materials" menu item.
John R. Tunheim Succeeds Michael J. Davis as Chief Judge
July 1, 2015
Judge John R. Tunheim succeeds Judge Michael J. Davis as Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota on July 1, 2015. Please see the public notice for more information.
Notice of Exact-Change Policy in Duluth Clerk's Office
June 17, 2015
As of Monday, August 3, 2015, the Duluth Clerk's Office will only accept exact-change for all cash transactions. For more information, please read the public notice.
Local Rule Amendments
June 12, 2015
Notice of Merit Selection Panel Appointment
June 5, 2015
The Court appointed a Merit Selection Panel to advise the Court on the selection of a new full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge. Tom Boyd and Tara Norgard will co-chair the Panel. For more information about the Panel appointment, read the public notice.
Notice of U.S. Magistrate Judge Vacancy
June 5, 2015
The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of one full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
The salary of the full-time position is $185,012 per year and the position will be located in Minneapolis or St. Paul. The term of office for a full-time magistrate judge is eight years; incumbents may be reappointed to successive terms.