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How Does the Highway 23 Gap Project Affect My Property?

June 13, 2018

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 […]

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Huntley-Wilmarth 345 Kilovolt Transmission Line Project

May 24, 2018

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 […]

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Adam Ripple

“Public Bidding Law” Change for 2018

May 24, 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 […]

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Minnesota Ditch Law Addressed by John Kolb

April 24, 2018

Reported by the Chisago County Press April 13, 2018 County Board refining ag ditch concerns; including process of defining benefits, repairs, alignments A state ditch and waters buffer law enacted to improve water quality protections in […]

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The Minnesota Legal History Project

February 1, 2018

Viewing David J. Meyers: Book Review of Donald R. Durbin Jr., “The Bigger They Are….” (2000).   David J. Meyers: Book Review of Donald R. Durbin Jr., “The Bigger They Are….” (2000). Sometimes the best advice […]

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Can My Criminal Record be Expunged?

Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes these mistakes can have lasting consequences on our future opportunities. If you’ve been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, that criminal conviction might negatively impact your employment and housing options. Many employers […]

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David Meyers

MRCA Summer Conference Torrens Presentation

Examiner of Titles David Meyers was on a panel of presenters at the MCRA Summer Conference. Below please find the Torrens Presentation. Torrens Presentation  

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Adam Ripple

What is the Difference Between Joint Tenants and Tenants in Common?

Multiple owners of a property are typically known as “tenants in common” or “joint tenants.” When owners are joint tenants there is a right of survivorship. This mean that if my brother and I co-own property […]

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Adam Ripple

What is Deed Tax and Who Pays It?

In Minnesota there is a tax on the transfer of property, commonly called the deed tax. Typically the tax is paid by the seller of property, although a purchase agreement can be negotiated to have the […]

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What is a Title Search (Title Commitment – Title Insurance – Title Opinion)?

A title search is a rather broad term; it generally means looking through title records in search of title problems or to identify parties with a recorded interest in the property. In the context of a […]

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