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The Fergus Falls Clerk's Office will be closed Monday, August 19, Tuesday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 21, 2019. For immediate assistance, please contact the Minneapolis Office at 612-664-5000.

The U.S. District Court's calendars will now go one week into the future. You may access the new calendars here:

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

The US Marshals Service, Office of Public Affairs, has received several calls this week regarding US Marshals Service office phone numbers being used by fraudsters in the latest round of scam phone calls. These scams usually involve the callers, impersonating law enforcement officials, who attempt to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty or some other false offense. Please see the Public Service Announcement from the US Marshals Service, District of Minnesota.

The Judges of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota have designated Judge Michael E. Ridgway as Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota, effective June 21, 2019, for a term of three years. Judge Ridgway succeeds Chief Judge Kathleen Sanberg, whose three-year term as Chief Judge ends June 20. Please view the press release for more information.

There is nationwide scam that is targeting Judiciary suppliers with fraudulent purchase orders. By impersonating Judiciary employees with purchasing authority, scammers will email businesses fraudulent purchase orders for products. The purchase order, which can look like an official Judiciary document, tells the business to deliver products such as computer equipment to an address that is unaffiliated with the Judiciary. The business never receives payment and may not be able to retrieve the delivered products. While this illegal activity cannot be prevented, the Judiciary wants to promote awareness and communicate the necessity of verifying purchase orders. Businesses should be cautious of any purchase order submitted by email for products. If a business receives an emailed purchase order from the Judiciary, first verify that the email was sent from an email account and that the shipping address goes to a Judiciary property. Use the Federal Court Finder ( to confirm the address. If you encounter a suspicious purchase order, forward the email and purchase order to in the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

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

Effective August 1, 2019, the Duluth Division will no longer be accepting cash payments. Money orders will still be accepted and can be purchased at the U.S. Post Office on the 1st Floor of the building.

The Court has issued a general order regarding notice and transcript procedures for criminal cases concerning a child under 18 U.S.C. § 3509(d). The order requires a party to file a notice when a case concerns a child victim or witness. The order also instructs that transcripts filed in criminal cases that involve a child will initially be filed under seal so that redactions may be made to comply with 18 U.S.C. § 3509(d). Parties are instructed to follow the procedures in LR 5.5 to request redactions; the Statement of Redaction form has been updated to reflect this change in practice. If no redactions are required, parties must file a notice stating such. Please see the order for more information.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota is accepting applications for the position of Operations Generalist, located in our Minneapolis, Minnesota office. Preference will be given to resumes received by Friday, June 14, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. Information about the job may be found on the Employment web page.

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