Probate: Truths vs. Myths

April 3, 2020

Truths About Probate:  Probate is required even with a will; The public can see my probate documents (including inventory lists with values); I can use a revocable trust to avoid probate; My personal representative may need […]


Should something unexpected happen, who will handle your affairs?

April 2, 2020

A Power of Attorney is a document in which you give another person(s) the authority to act on your behalf regarding financial matters. If you would be seriously injured or ill and become unable to make […]


What does a Health Care Directive actually do?

April 1, 2020

A Health Care Directive is a legal document that combines the elements of the living will and the durable health care power of attorney. It is designed to allow you to choose the individual(s) who will […]


Do I need an estate plan?

March 30, 2020

We’re answering 5 of the most commonly asked questions we get about estate planning. Why do I need a plan? A plan allows you to select the important aspects of what happens after your death. Without estate […]


SBA Disaster Loan Application is now open. Do you qualify?

March 27, 2020

Application is now open for Minnesota small businesses to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“Disaster Loan”) assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”).  Upon request from Governor Walz, the SBA issued an Economic […]

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Can I be punished for leaving my house during the Stay at Home Order?

March 27, 2020

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued Emergency Executive Order 20-20 “Directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home”. The Order was, of course, issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Walz utilized the […]

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Is your business considered critical?

March 26, 2020

On March 25, 2020, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-20, the Stay at Home Order.  The order affects many Minnesota businesses in a drastic way.  However, there are a number of exemptions from the Order for businesses […]


Non-Hospital Entities to Inventory and Preserve Vital Medical Equipment During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

March 25, 2020

If you are a business that has any personal protection equipment you are required to preserve and report your inventory to the State of Minnesota by March 25, 2020.  


Can I evict a tenant during COVID-19?

March 25, 2020

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed an executive order to suspend any eviction proceedings until further notice. During the press conference, Governor Walz said, “Loss of housing is catastrophic at any time, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, […]


SBA offers Low Interest Loans to businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19

March 23, 2020

In downtown St. Cloud, as in towns all over America, streets are empty and shops are closed as people heed the CDC’s advice to avoid close personal contact. For small businesses, especially those dependent on foot […]