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Media ECF Accounts Public Notice

Guide to Using CM/ECF Media Accounts

To obtain Media Access:

  • Fill out a Media Access - Registration Form and E-mail this completed form to with a subject line of: Attention: Media Access.   
  • Register for an individual PACER account or upgrade your current PACER account. Complete a request for Non-Attorney E-File Registration through PACER. Once the court has both the registration form (emailed to the ecf helpdesk) and the request for Non-Attorney E-File Registration (submitted through PACER), your media access request will be processed. If approved, you will receive a message from the Court through your PACER account.
  • In order to receive e-mail notices, additional ECF account configuration is required. A primary e-mail address must be on record and specific case numbers designated.

NextGen PACER Links

Contact Information

Court: 612-664-5155 or 1-866-325-4975

PACER: 1-800-676-6856

Attention Media Access user accounts obtained prior to October 5, 2015:

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota will upgrade to NextGen ECF on October 5, 2015. No immediate action is required for members of the media. However, to update your e-mail configuration you will need to follow these steps: