Is it illegal to use your phone while driving in Minnesota?
Effective August 1, 2019, drivers in Minnesota will need to use hands-free devices if they want to talk on their mobile devices. The bill passed both the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate, and […]
Fargo Moorhead Area Diversion Project
The Fargo Moorhead Diversion Project is a major flood control project intended to provide flood relief primarily to the Cities of Fargo and Moorhead. Unfortunately, this will come at the expense of others, including many rural […]
NEW STORM DAMAGE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS
Residential contractors who provide home repair or improvement services to be paid by insurance proceeds should be aware of new legislation in Minnesota that went into effect as of August 1, 2018. Per Minnesota Statute § […]
Is Minnesota’s Education System Unconstitutional?
Attorney Jerry Von Korff writes a compelling article for the Mitchell Hamline Law Review addressing the constitutionality of the Minnesota Education system.
Kale Van Bruggen Elected Shareholder
Rinke Noonan Law Firm, one of the largest and most comprehensive law firms located in Central Minnesota, is excited to announce Kale R. Van Bruggen has been elected shareholder of the firm effective August 1, 2018. […]
Wadena Hwy 10 Expansion Project Information
The State of Minnesota believes a one-mile stretch of Highway 10 running through Wadena needs improvement and reconstruction. The State intends to repair the road from east of Birch Ave NW near the Wadena County fairgrounds […]
Huntley-Wilmarth 345 Kilovolt Transmission Line Project Information
Xcel Energy and ITC Midwest LLC have proposed to build an approximately fifty (50) mile, 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission line near the Minnesota-Iowa border. This endeavor is known as the Huntley-Wilmarth transmission line project. The transmission […]
How Does the Highway 23 Gap Project Affect My Property?
On May 30, 2018 Governor Mark Dayton signed a public works bill into law. The bill will fund three projects, including the Minnesota Highway 23 “gap” from Paynesville to Richmond and New London to Paynesville. As property […]
“Public Bidding Law” Change for 2018
The Uniform Municipal Contracting Law found in Minnesota Statute 471.345 (also commonly referred to as the “Public Bidding Law”) was revised in the 2018 Legislative Session and the changes have been approved by Governor Dayton. The threshold for […]
Huntley-Wilmarth 345 Kilovolt Transmission Line Project
BACKGROUND INFORMATION Northern States Power, d/b/a Xcel Energy and ITC Midwest LLC (collectively “the power companies”) are constructing power line projects which are being completed in phases across counties in Minnesota including: Blue Earth, Faribault, Nicollet […]