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Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Series Part 2 – No Transparency, No Training, No Protection

By Steve Crew and Peter Janci, June 29, 2015 Beginning in the 1910s, the Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) began tracking pedophiles who operated in Scouting, creating what they named “the Perversion files”—internal secret files shared with no one that … Continue reading

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Does Your Residential Construction Contract Comply With Minnesota Law?

By Attorney Patrick Noaker, Construction & Remodeling Newsletter, February 1, 2015 Every contractor has learned that it is critical to have a written contract between your company and the homeowner.   This Newsletter is intended to discuss some Minnesota legal requirements … Continue reading

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Kate Herzog Delivers – January Innovation Hour Smashing Success

By Attorney Patrick Noaker “People fundamentally desire to live lives of excellence, I am just the enabler for achieving that excellence,”  speaker Kate Herzog explained during the January Innovation Hour.     By all accounts, the hour with international social … Continue reading

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Clergy Pedophile Case against St. Paul, Minneapolis Archdiocese Heads to Trial

(MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 8, 2014) -Within little more than two weeks, church officials for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis could find themselves taking the witness stand in a civil case and forced to answer questions involving a case … Continue reading

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A flurry of disability lawsuits leaves Minnesota proprietors baffled

By Dan Browning, Star Tribune December 15, 2014 The same lawyer had sued more than two dozen proprietors — including an 84-year-old widow who runs an antique store in Marshall — using a handful of disabled clients and then demanding … Continue reading

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First pieces of giant crawler crane arrive at Vikings stadium construction site

The 400-foot crane rising at stadium project is one of a few in North America. Rochelle Olson – Star Tribune – June 30, 2014 The scene-stealer rolled in on a flatbed truck Monday to the set of the biggest production … Continue reading

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Minnesota construction firms likely need to boost pay to meet demand

By Wayne Grayson, EquipmentWorld.com Construction is Minnesota’s fastest growing industry, and as demand continues to pile up, construction firms there are having a hard time finding enough skilled workers. And one labor analyst suggests they might need to make some … Continue reading

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Construction & Remodeling Newsletter – May 2014

Construction Disruption Claims By Attorney Patrick Noaker You are a masonry subcontractor and, due to early problems on the project, your crew is forced to perform its masonry work in a different sequence than originally planned.  Different portions of the … Continue reading

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Construction Disputes

By Patrick Noaker (Appearing in the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry Spring Newsletter) These days, many, if not most, construction contracts contain a mediation/arbitration clause that requires all disputes be mediated/arbitrated using the American Arbitration … Continue reading

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Minnesota National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing Security Forces Conduct Winter Training

Ok.  I will stop complaining about winter.  Despite the bitter cold, from February 27 through March 2, the 148th Security Forces Squadron trained outdoors in simulated combat situations at Camp Ripley’s mock city.  Thank you 148th for your dedication and … Continue reading

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