News, Events & Announcments
Huntley-Wilmarth Route Approved
On June 27, 2019 the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved the Huntley-Wilmarth transmission line project. The Commission voted in favor of the proposed purple route – including segments BB and L. Click HERE to view an […]
Slow-Poke Law Not an Invitation to Speed
Recent legislation effective August 1, 2019 prohibits driving by a non-emergency vehicle in the left-most lane on a multi-lane road unless you are actively passing a vehicle or preparing to take a left turn or exit. […]
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 […]
I-9 Compliance & Immigration Law for Agricultural Employers CLE
Please join presenters Anna Finstrom, Nysha Cornelius and John Medeiros at the Rinke Noonan offices. Topics include: An overview of immigration law for attorneys who practice in other areas Practical guidance regarding I-9 compliance and hiring […]
Can I Get a DUI While Driving my Snowmobile, Boat or ATV?
Driving your boat, snowmobile, or ATV while intoxicated can now result in the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. Starting on August 1, 2018 anyone convicted of operating any type of motor vehicle while intoxicated […]
Have You Been Convicted of Refusing a DUI Test?
New changes in Minnesota law could make it possible for you to have your conviction overturned. The Minnesota Supreme Court decided Johnson v. State in August of 2018, and the Court decided that law enforcement officers […]
How Far Does the Clean Water Act Reach?
The groundwater conduit theory The on-going regulatory dispute over the Waters of the United States rule and scope of Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction over streams and wetlands has been well publicized and discussed. Simultaneously, a […]
Little Alan’s Law – Minnesota’s New DWI Law August 2018
Beginning August 1, a revised Driving While Impaired (DWI) law takes effect in Minnesota. The new law is applicable to crimes committed on or after that date. The revisions are implemented in response to the catastrophic […]
Do I Need to Change My Life Insurance Beneficiary After Divorce?
A Minnesota law that automatically revokes an ex-spouse as a designated beneficiary of a life insurance policy upon the dissolution of marriage was recently challenged as violating the Contracts Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The Contracts […]