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The Fergus Falls Clerk's Office will be closed Thursday, February 27, and Friday, February 28, 2020. For immediate assistance, please contact the Minneapolis Office at 612-664-5000.

The U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota will be closed for the Presidents' Day Holiday on Monday, February 17, 2020. The CM/ECF system will be available but the CM/ECF Helpdesk will not be staffed.

The U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, is accepting applications for the position of Human Resources Generalist. Click on the link to view the vacancy announcement.

When filing a Statement of Redaction to comply with the Order re: Notice and Transcript Procedures for Criminal Cases Concerning a Child Under 18 U.S.C. § 3509(d), parties may now file the Statement of Redaction under seal. A new form, titled Statement of Redaction Filed Under Seal to Comply with 18 U.S.C. § 3509(d), has been created to use for this purpose. Please review the Sealed Criminal User's Manual for directions on how to file the new Statement of Redaction form under seal in 18 U.S.C. § 3509(d) cases.

The United States District Court has approved amendments to Local Rule 12.1, Criminal Discovery and Pretrial Motions, and LR 83.11, Court Administration, to take effect on December 1, 2019. Please click on the link to read the public notice and amendments in redline - 12.1 and 83.11 - and final form - 12.1 and 83.11.

The Court has issued a general order regarding revised transcript procedures to provide increased privacy protections. The order requires the court reporter to file the original unredacted transcript under temporary seal to determine if redactions are required. When an original unredacted transcript is filed, each party must review it to determine if the transcript must be redacted. To request redactions for personal identifiers, the party must follow the procedures and deadlines set forth in Local Rule 5.5. To request redactions for confidential information, other than personal identifiers, the party must file a motion with the court within 7 days after the transcript is filed. If a party determines that no redactions are necessary, the party must file a Notice that No Redaction is Required within 7 days after the transcript is filed.

If no redactions are requested or ordered, the unredacted transcript will be unsealed. If redactions are requested or ordered, the unredacted transcript will be permanently sealed. This order will take effect on Monday, October 14, 2019. Please see the order for more information.

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