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

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

The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota is issuing for public comment proposed amendments to Local Rules 5.1, 5.3, 5.4, and 67.2. Please click on the link to read the public notice and the proposed amendments in redline and final form. All public comments to the proposed amendments must be submitted by October 24, 2018.

U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services, District of Minnesota, is accepting applications for the position of U. S Probation Officer. Information about the job can be found on the Employment web page.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota is accepting applications for the positions of Operations Generalist and Court Reporter. Information about each job can be found on the Employment web page.

Chief Judge John R. Tunheim is pleased to announce that on September 17, 2018, Nancy E. Brasel took the oath of office to become the Court's 37th United States District Court Judge. Judge Brasel was administered the oath by Chief Judge Tunheim in a private ceremony; a public investiture ceremony will be held at a later date. Please click on the link to view the full press release.

Chief Judge John R. Tunheim is pleased to announce that today, September 14, 2018, Eric C. Tostrud took the oath of office to become the Court's 36th United States District Court Judge. Professor Tostrud was administered the oath by Chief Judge Tunheim in a private ceremony; a public investiture ceremony will be held at a later date. Please click on the link to view the full press release.

Chief Judge John R. Tunheim is pleased to announce the Court has selected Elizabeth Cowan Wright to serve as the next U.S. Magistrate Judge. Wright will replaces Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel, who is retiring. Wright took the oath of office on September 4, 2018. A formal investiture ceremony will be held at a later date. Please click on the link to view the public notice.

The Judicial Conference approved a new fee for providing copies of records in electronic form when those records are not stored in Case Management/Electronic Case (CM/ECF) or available on the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system. The new fee is $31 dollars and will become effective September 1, 2018. Please see our updated fee schedule for details.

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

On July 9, 2018, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota celebrated the life and career of Judge Gunnar H. Nordbye, who served as a United States District Court Judge from 1931 until his death in 1977. Judge Nordbye received a recess appointment from President Herbert Hoover to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota created by 46 Stat. 431. Formally nominated on December 16, 1931, he was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 3, 1932, and received his commission on February 10, 1932. He served as chief judge from 1948-1959, assuming senior status on March 6, 1967.

Portrait artist, Cyd Wicker, expertly created Judge Nordbye's portrait, which now hangs in the Minneapolis Courthouse, based on old photos and family input. The unveiling was a time to remember his legacy; including remarks by Chief Judge John R. Tunheim, Judge Nordbye's peer Judge Donald D. Alsop, History Committee President Thomas Boyd and Judge Nordbye's granddaughter Andrea Basset.

Additional coverage of the ceremony can be found here: http://www.startribune.com/posthumous-portraits-preserve-minnesota-s-federal-court-s-history/489391591/

The U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota has appointed a Merit Selection Panel to advise the Court on whether U.S. Magistrate Judge Tony N. Leung should be recommended for reappointment. Please see the public notice for more information.

The Court has issued guidance in an administrative order regarding how electronic materials may be provided to the Court. The order instructs that: (1) any electronic materials filed with or presented to the Court, Clerk's Office, or Probation Office must not be encrypted; (2) any email messages sent to the Court, Clerk's Office, or Probation Office must not be encrypted unless the sender obtained permission in advance from the intended recipient of the encrypted message; and (3) all electronic materials presented to the Court, Clerk's Office, or Probation Office in an email must not be done using a link to a cloud-based storage system, but must be provided as an attachment to the email. Please see the order for more information.

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