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Bethany J. Cross

I enjoy spending my free time at the playground, the ball field or in gymnasiums watching my children participating in and engaging in their various activities, whether individually or with teammates. It is important for me to be their number one supporter.

It is equally important for me to teach my children the value of teamwork, problem solving, and collaboration. These simple life lessons have helped shape my legal practice. The most basic life lessons can assist in the most complex legal transactions.


Bethany concentrates her practice in the areas of:

  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Housing Law

A native of Bancroft, IA, Bethany graduated with a degree in legal studies. She obtained her law degree from the Mitchell Hamline College of Law where she was recognized on the Dean’s List and was the recipient of both the Wendy Watson Scholarship and the Warren A. Morrow Scholarship.
Prior to joining Rinke Noonan, Bethany’s experience included eight years as a paralegal for a renewable energy contractor.

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota


Bethany is a board member for Anna Marie’s Alliance, current member of the Stearns Benton Bar Association, and volunteer with the St. Cloud Legal Clinic for Veterans. She is also involved with Minnesota Women Lawyers, St. Cloud Area Young Professionals, the Minnesota Multi Housing Association and the Central Minnesota Housing Association.



Julie Middendorf
Practice Area:

Estate Planning
Amy Poppenhagen
Practice Area:

Housing Law
Stephanie Neubauer
Practice Areas:

Corporate and Business Formation
Contract Reviews
Purchase and Sale of Business
Real Estate Law
Jennifer Paavola
Practice Area:

Estate Planning

Housing Law

Our attorneys have experience in all facets of landlord-tenant issues. We represent landlords with drafting leases, tenant disputes, eviction actions, repair claims, fair housing and fair housing complaints. We also represent management companies. The housing attorneys at Rinke Noonan have professional relationships with legal aid attorneys, the courts and other tenant advocates. We do not represent tenants.

We help our clients comply with the intricate regulations and laws surrounding the Violence Against Women Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Housing Act and HUD regulations. Our landlord-tenant lawyers also counsel on issues related to criminal screening and assistance animals.

“”Thank you so much, you really jumped on this. I would definitely recommend you to many people.”    ~ Ellen Berhane


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