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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends local candidates for Third Judicial District to Governor Dayton


Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending three candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable James A. Fabian, and will be chambered at Caledonia in Houston County.

• Brett A. Corson: Mr. Corson serves as the Fillmore County attorney, where he handles a full spectrum of criminal and civil cases on behalf of the county and advises the county commissioners and various county departments. He also serves as a judge advocate officer in the United States Army, and previously was the owner of Corson Law Offices and an assistant public defender. Mr. Corson was president of the Wykoff Lions Club, a director and coach of Wykoff Youth Fastpitch Softball, and an organizer with the Cancer Telethon Breakfast.

• Scott K. Springer: Mr. Springer serves as the President of Springer & Gumbel, PA, where he maintains a broad caseload, including family, civil, municipal, and criminal law. He also serves as the city attorney for the cities of Ostrander, Fountain, Spring Valley, and Lewiston and as the city prosecutor for Chatfield, and previously was an attorney at Adams, Rizzi & Sween, PA. Mr. Springer is a member of the DNR’s Wildlife Oversight and Budget Oversight Committees and the vice president of the City of Preston Economic Development Authority.

• Carmaine M. Sturino: Ms. Sturino serves as an assistant public defender in the Third Judicial District, where she represents the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for Public Defense and maintains a caseload consisting primarily of juvenile and adult cases. Previously, Ms. Sturino was a solo practitioner and an assistant Winona County attorney. Ms. Sturino is the Secretary of the Winona County Bar Association, a member of the Juvenile Justice Coalition, and a former adjunct professor at Winona State University, St. Mary’s University, and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Minnesota’s Third Judicial District consists of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, and Winona Counties.

An announcement of the appointment will be made following an interview process over the next few weeks.

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation awards $127,909 in grants

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) recently approved seven grants totaling $127,909 to support early childhood and economic development projects within southern Minnesota. • $17,980 to Brown Nicollet Watonwan County Drug Court to pr ..... 
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State gains 7,800 jobs in March, unemployment rate at 3.7 percent for eighth straight month

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL – Minn. employers add 7,800 jobs in March, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The agency said the state has added 50,829 jobs over the past ..... 
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Spring truck weight restrictions end April 22 for south, southeast, metro frost zones

Tue, Apr 21st, 2015
Posted in All State of Minnesota

April 21, 2015 Contact: Rich Kemp 651-366-4279 Spring truck weight restrictions end April 22 for south, southeast, metro frost zones ST. PAUL, Minn. – Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways will end April 22 f ..... 
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State gains 11,800 jobs in February Jobless rate steady at 3.7 percent

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN – Minn. employers added 11,800 jobs in February, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The agency also announced revised figures from Janua ..... 
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GasBuddy update 4.6.15

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in All State of Minnesota

MARCH 30- Average retail gasoline prices in Minn. have risen 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.30/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minn. This compares with the national average that has in ..... 
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AgStar contributes $2,500 to Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in All State of Minnesota

OWATONNA, MINN. - AgStar is providing $2,500 to support Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) general endowment fund. AgStar has been an annual supporter of SMIF since 2007. “AgStar has invested more than $185,000 in SMIF over the ..... 
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January unemployment rate steady at 3.7 Percent

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent in January, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The U.S. unemployment rate in Janu ..... 
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Budget surplus boomlet

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans had some good news to announce in late February, reporting that the 2016-2017 budget surplus estimate had swelled to $1.87 billion. Just last December the estimated surplus was $1 billion. ..... 
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