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The CM/ECF system problems have been resolved and the system is currently available.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On July 20, 2015, the Court implements new LR 49.1, Filing Documents Under Seal in Criminal Cases. For more information about new LR 49.1, please read the public notice.

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.

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.

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.

The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota has approved amendments to the Court's Local Rules. LR 49.1, Filing Documents Under Seal in Criminal Cases, will be effective on July 20, 2015. Click on the links to read the public notice and new LR 49.1.

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.

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.

To read the full public notice, application instructions, and application form, click on the links. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Central Time on Friday, July 31, 2015.

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