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  • 1. American Thinker: ACORN, Payola and Color of Law http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/10/acorn_payola_and_co... June 16, 2010 Home Archives RSS Syndication Merchandise Donations Contact About Search Home --> Articles EMAIL FRIEND | PRINT ARTICLE | 17 COMMENTS | SHARE October 15, 2009 Cash For Your Recent Articles Settlement ACORN, Payola and Color of Law The Left's Sexual Terrorism — We Buy Structured By Mark J. Fitzgibbons Barack Obama, Esq. Settlements — Get Your Here's one example of how state law Report: Obama said 'I Am a Settlement Cash Today! enforcement officials have leveraged and Muslim' www.SenecaOneCash.com/Settlements possibly violated the law to help ACORN in Katrina and BP, Two Sides of the Same Coin return for ACORN's political help. Who Owns the Land, Anyway? In December 2004, Minnesota Attorney The Liberal Takeover of the General Mike Hatch sued Capital One for World Cup 2010 failing to state in its advertisements that it Some Advice for the Tea could increase interest rates on credit cards. Party: Take Your Time and As part of a 2006 settlement, Capital One paid Learn from Your Mistakes $749,999, of which $249,999 went to Dodging the Anti-Semitism ACORN, $250,000 went to the nonprofit Bullet Legal Aid, and $250,000 to the State of Mr. President, You're Stuck www.smm.org Ads by Google Minnesota. on Stupid The Slave Mentality ACORN's political action committee had endorsed Mike Hatch for attorney general in 1998 and 2002, and in 2006 for governor. Blog Posts Larrey Anderson, Dan Riehl In 2008, Minnesota's Legislative Auditor, James Nobles, conducted a review of the Capital on Moran's show One settlement and payment to ACORN. By letter, he asked Hatch's successor, current state The Unbearable Lightness Attorney General Lori Swanson (who was given a grade of A+ from ACORN in 2008) for of Zero information about the settlement. Specifically, Nobles asked: Animal-rights activist Internal Whol... forces pharmacy out of Prudentials Life Texas shopping mall Brokerage Distribution is [Minnesota statute 16A-151] says: ‘A state official may not commence, Connect the Dots experiencing contin... pursue, or settle litigation, or settle a matter that could have resulted in The Baehr Essentials Plymouth, MN litigation, in a manner that would result in money being distributed to a Before the Tea Party person or entity other than the state.' An exception is... if the settlement NYT more clueless and Compressor En... biased than Al Jazeera Ingersoll Rand is a $13 amount is less than $750,000. It is alleged that the Attorney General's office billion company whose An execution in Texas stirs sought a judgment of $749,999 to avoid the prohibition [on diverting people and busin... debate Minneapolis, MN settlement money from the state]. Is that true? If not, please explain why the A little sympathy for Rep. Attorney General's office sought a $749,999 judgment. Etheridge, please Systems Engineer These boots are made for Job Opening Ingersoll talking Rand is a $13 billion Swanson's response to Nobles in May 2008, rather than conducting any independent inquiry company whose peop... Minneapolis, MN herself, consisted of forwarding a May 2008 letter from Mike Hatch, who denied impropriety. Monthly Archives Swanson's response to the investigation of whether Minnesota law was violated, in other words, was that the alleged perpetrator said he's innocent. June 2010 Senior Networ... May 2010 "DREAM, DESIGN, DELIVER" POSITION: Hatch's letter begged more questions than it answered. In response to Nobles' question about April 2010 Senior Network Engineer March 2010 why Hatch sought and accepted a $749,999 settlement, exactly one dollar below the statutory LOC... More... Eden Prairie, MN threshold requiring all of the settlement money to be paid to the state, Hatch replied, "[t]he answer is because that is what the statute permitted." That answer, of course, evades Nobles' question. The settlement could have been for any amount or no amount whatsoever, rather than exactly one dollar below the threshold that would have required the settlement proceeds be paid to the state. That exactly one-dollar difference would have barred ACORN from receiving any portion of the settlement proceeds. 1 of 3 6/16/10 7:05 AM
  • 2. American Thinker: ACORN, Payola and Color of Law http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/10/acorn_payola_and_co... Hatch admitted that "[i]t was in the State's interest to settle the litigation," and he explained the retired judge mediator in the case seriously questioned the merits and available remedies for the case. It is conceivable from Hatch's letter that Capital One should have paid no money. Cash For Your Settlement — We Buy Structured Hatch said Capital One refused to consent to a settlement that could be construed as a civil Settlements — Get penalty payment to the state. State civil penalties, however, may be less than $750,000. The Your Settlement Cash $749,999 threshold was irrelevant to Capital One's concern, and irrelevant to why Hatch would Today! accept a settlement paying ACORN $249,999, especially since the settlement included www.SenecaOneCash.com/Settlements $250,000 to the state. Local Injury Attorney Hatch's letter gets even more squirrelly. He claimed Capital One agreed that $250,000 would Minnesota Personal be used to reimburse Minnesota for its investigation costs, and $250,000 would go to Legal Injury Attorney Over Aid at Hatch's suggestion. Hatch, however, claimed it was a Capital One executive who 30 Years Experience www.reitanlawoffice.com suggested that the remaining $249,999 be paid to ACORN "for purposes of supporting financial advocacy, education and assistance in Minnesota." The question remains, who The 9mm Won't influenced Capital One to suggest payment to ACORN as part of a settlement? Save You Discover What Self Defense Masters & In explaining why the payment to ACORN should not be construed as quid pro quo for The Army Don't Want ACORN PAC's several political endorsements of Hatch (who narrowly lost his 2006 You To Know gubernatorial bid to Tim Pawlenty), Hatch said the Capital One settlement payment was to www.CloseCombatTraining.com ACORN, which is a separate entity from ACORN PAC. He assured Noble that by law the Non Hodgkins entities could not commingle their activities. He said he was never endorsed by ACORN. His Lymphoma successor Lori Swanson, however, received a grade of A+ from ACORN, not ACORN PAC. What Caused It? Are You Entitled To Compensation? We Hatch also said he "had worked with ACORN on several credit-related cases . . . and found Can Help! [ACORN] very credible." He went on to praise ACORN's financial counseling services as www.NonHodgkinsLymphomaLawsuit.com "very credible," and noted "ACORN also provides free tax preparation services for low and Life Settlement moderate income families in partnership with the IRS." Quote FREE Estimate of Your Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe should have gone to St. Paul, I guess. Life Policy's Value. Easy Process. No The Legislative Audit Commission conducted a meeting on June 30, 2008, where Noble Obligation. www.MyPolicyOptions.com presented his findings. MinnPost.com reported that Lori Swanson declined an invitation to appear at the hearing. Hatch didn't show, either, and told the reporter he's "not talking to [the reporter]." That hearing addressed other issues, such as a Medicare fraud investigation. MinnPost.com reported, "that some attorneys in the Attorney General's Office felt pressured to Sign and issue a civil investigative demand without sufficient merit; Insert unsubstantiated information in an affidavit; Give advice that was not in the best interest of the client; Find defendants to help the Attorney General's Office bring certain types of lawsuits; and Post comments favorable to the office and Attorney General Swanson on an internet blog and record the time used for blogging as annual leave even though state time was used." Such problems, if true, would be serious trouble for a country lawyer, never mind the chief law enforcement official of a state. What Legislative Auditor Nobles did not address was another part of the statute requiring settlement money to go to the persons injured by the alleged misconduct of the target of the AG's lawsuit, and if such persons can't be located, then to the state. The law is designed to use settlement money to compensate the injured. Mr. Hatch seems to have used it as a political slush fund. ACORN says it helped Lori Swanson in many ways, including writing legislation with her. She looked the other way when the law may have been violated by her predecessor to help ACORN, which helped Swanson. Lori Swanson and Mike Hatch need to be questioned in detail and under oath about whether 2 of 3 6/16/10 7:05 AM
  • 3. American Thinker: ACORN, Payola and Color of Law http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/10/acorn_payola_and_co... they violated the law and acted to conceal such violations. 17 Comments on "ACORN, Payola and Color of Law" About Us | Contact | Privacy Policy © American Thinker 2010 3 of 3 6/16/10 7:05 AM
  • 4. Judge Profile Page 1 of 2 Aitkin Home > Directory Lookup > Judicial Directory > Home Judge Profile: About the Courts Supreme Court Court of Appeals Clerk of Appellate Courts District Courts Programs and Services Judge David C. Higgs State Court Administration Judicial Council Lawyer & Judge Regulation Ramsey County Ramsey County Courthouse Phone: (651) 266-8266 Jury Service Legal Terms Court Rules Law Libraries Court Forms Fees Resources Directory Lookup Publications and Reports Appointed/Elected: For Teachers & Students For Media Appointed District Court Judge, Second Judicial District by Governor Jesse Ventura For Justice Agencies Sworn into office, June 17, 2002. Elected in 2004. His current term expires in January 2011. Contact Us Bar Admission: http://www.mncourts.gov/?page=JudgeBio_v2&ID=30300 10/7/2010
  • 5. Judge Profile Page 2 of 2 Admitted to Minnesota State Bar, 1981; United States District Court, 1982 Education: University of Minnesota Law School Juris Doctor, 1981 University of Minnesota Bachelor of Arts, 1978 Professional Experience: McCollum, Crowley, Vehanen, Moschet & Miller, Ltd.; American Family Insurance & Warner; Engebretson & Associates Professional Activities: Co-Chair, Ramsey County District Court ProBono Committee. Volunteer Mentor, University of St. Thomas Law School Mentor Program, 2003-2004. Member of the Multistate Performance Test Policy Committee of the National Conference of B 2002-present. Member of the Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners, 1992-2002. Member of the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam Policy Committee of the National C Bar Examiners, 1996-2002. Board of Directors, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, 1993-2002. Author “Reservations of Rights and Denials of Coverage”, Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook Minnesota Supreme Court Racial Bias Task Force, 1991-1993. Professional Memberships: Minnesota State Bar Association; Ramsey County Bar Association; Minnesota Association of B Douglas K. Amdahl American Inn of Court http://www.mncourts.gov/?page=JudgeBio_v2&ID=30300 10/7/2010
  • 6. Attorney General Opinions By Date Page 1 of 7 Attorney General Opinions By Date From 1993 to date, Reverse Chronological Order Op. Atty. Gen 185b (Cr. Ref. 159-a-3) (June 15, 2007) SCHOOL ELECTIONS: PETITIONS: Petition Rules promulgated by the Secretary of State generally apply to petition for school district referendum. School district clerks should perform the functions of “filing officer under those rules.:” Minn Stat. §§ 204B.071, 205A.05, subd. 1, 205A.13 (2006); Minn. R. ch. 8205 Independent School District No. 15 (St. Francis) Op. Atty. Gen 852 (Cr. Ref. 64, 184-a) (October 6, 2006) GOVERNMENT DATA: CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE: Criminal history data collected by city on council candidates is not private “applicant” data under Minn. Stat. § 13.43 (2004). Authority of city to collect such data questioned, Minn. Stat. §§ 13.03, 13.43, 13.601. City of Red Wing Op. Atty. Gen 852 (July 14, 2006) GOVERNMENT DATA: Where members of governing body are considered employees of governmental unit, personal information submitted by applicants for appointment to fill vacancies on the body is private personnel data except for items designated as public by Minn. Stat. § 13.43, subd. 3 and 13.601, subd. 3. City of Rochester Op. Atty. Gen. 852 (Cr. Ref. 817, 851) (April 13, 2004) GOVERNMENT DATA: PROPERTY APPRAISALS: Data Practices classification of property appraisals done for purposes of acquisition discussed. Minn. Stat. §§ 13.44, 117.036 (Supp. 2003). Department of Transportation Op. Atty. Gen. 125a-66 (August 12, 2003) COUNTIES: PLANNING AND ZONING: SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS: FEES: County may not prevent recording of all land conveyance documents that do not comply with county land use controls and fee requirements. Minn. Stat. §§ 272.12, 272.121, 394.37. Cass County Op. Atty. Gen. 63-b-14 (Cr. Ref. 61-c) (May 13, 2002) CITIES: COUNCIL: ORDINANCES: Computation of two-thirds majority when mayor may only vote in case of a tie. Minn. Stat. §§ 462.355, subd. 3 (2000), 462.357, subd. 2 (2001 Supp.) City of Minnetonka Beach Op. Atty. Gen. 1001K (May 8, 2002) HOSPITAL DISTRICTS: CONTRACTS: Hospital Districts created under Minn. Stat. §§ 447.31, et. seq., are subject to the bidding requirements of Minn. Stat. § 471.345 (2000). Op. Atty. Gen. 1001K, April 18, 1962 superceded. Paynesville Area Hospital District Op. Atty. Gen. 174 (Cr. Ref. 159-b-12, 161-b-14) (March 29, 2002) TEACHERS: COMPENSATION: SCHOOL: Districts not authorized to pay for teachers’ insurance and retirement contribution while on extended leave. Minn. Stat. §§ 122A.46, 354.094 (2000). Independent School Dist. No. 279 (Osseo) Op. Atty. Gen. 59a-32 (Cr. Ref. 441h; 477b-34) (January 25, 2002) MUNICIPALITIES: ZONING: AMENDMENT: With certain exceptions, municipal zoning ordinances may be adopted or amended by majority vote of governing body notwithstanding charter provision, or ordinance requiring greater majority. Minn. Stat. §§ 462.351, 462.357. City of Moorhead http://www.ag.state.mn.us/resources/opinions/DATE.HTM 10/7/2010
  • 7. Attorney General Opinions By Date Page 2 of 7 Op. Atty. Gen. 125a (Cr. Ref. 59a-9) (October 18, 2001) COUNTY: BUILDING CODE: ADOPTION: County may adopt and enforce State Building Code by ordinance notwithstanding previous referendum. Op. Atty. Gen. 125a. April 20, 1994, superceded. Minn. Stat. § 16B.72 (2000). Blue Earth County Op. Atty. Gen. 125a-28 (Cr. Ref. 59a-25; 161b-7) (April 30, 2001) COUNTIES: INSURANCE: RETIRED EMPLOYEES: Health insurance coverage for retired employees may be modified in connection with a new collective bargaining agreement. Minn. Stat. §§ 179A.03 subd. 19, 179A.20, 471.61, 471.6161. Itasca County Op. Atty. Gen. 484e-1 (Cr. Ref. 185b-2) (October 5, 2000) CITIES: CONSOLIDATION: ELECTIONS: Voter approval of consolidation requires affirmative vote of majority of persons voting on the question. Minn. Stat. § 414.01, subd. 6 (1998). City of St. Bonifacius / City of Minnetrista Op. Atty. Gen. 852 (Cr. Ref. 523a-17, 523a-27) (August 4, 2000) DATA PRACTICES ACT: LABOR AND INDUSTRY: ORDERS: Orders of Commissioner of Labor and Industry and objections thereto are public data. Minn. Stat. §§ 13.39, 176.181. Department of Labor and Industry Op. Atty. Gen. 229A (Cr. Ref. 1005, 1007, 1016) (June 30, 2000) DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: RESPONSIBILITIES: CONSTRUCTION: Responsibilities of Commissioner of Transportation and Metropolitan Council in connection with construction of light rail transit project discussed: Minn. Stat. §§ 471.59, 473.399 -473.3997. Minnesota House of Representatives Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy Committee Op. Atty. Gen. 62b (Cr. Ref. 477b) (May 4, 2000) CITIES: ORDINANCES: PREEMPTION: A city may completely prohibit smoking in restaurants under its general police powers. The Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act expressly preserves the authority of cities to ban smoking where the Act, and Health Department rules promulgated thereunder, would otherwise allow designation of smoking areas by the proprietor. City of Little Falls Op. Atty. Gen. 471-m (November 23, 1999) STATUTORY CITY COUNCIL: VACANCY IN OFFICE: Person elected to fill remainder of unexpired mayoral term may assume office upon receipt of certificate of election. Minn. Stat. § 412.02, subd. 2, 2a. City of Maplewood Op. Atty. Gen. 1035 (Cr. Ref. 170c) August 23, 1999 MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE: Questions concerning the nature, governance and powers of the League discussed. Minn. Stat. §§ 10A.071, 15.0575, 118A.04, 118A.05, 128C.01, 128C.10, 128C.15, 128C.22, 471.345, 471.705, 471.895 (1998). State Auditor Op. Atty. Gen. 624a-3 (June 28, 1999) PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION: HOME RULE CHARTER CITIES: City public utilities commission is authorized to set reasonable rates, including rates in excess of the precise amounts required to operate utilities, and the City Council may transfer moneys from the public utilities fund to the city general fund for public purpose expenditures, subject to applicable charter provisions. City of Breckenridge Op. Atty. Gen. 390a-14 (June 9, 1999) SHERIFFS: MOTOR VEHICLES: County Board has authority to specify color of Sheriff’s squad http://www.ag.state.mn.us/resources/opinions/DATE.HTM 10/7/2010
  • 8. Attorney General Opinions By Date Page 3 of 7 cars. Minn. Stat. §§ 169.98 subd. 1 (a); 375.18 subd. 2; 387.29 subd. 2. Blue Earth County Op. Atty. Gen. 59a-32 (Cr. Ref. 125a-66, 477b-34, 484a-1, 484e-1) (May 11, 1999) CITIES: ZONING: City ordinance zoning newly annexed land in Mississippi headwaters area is not subject to requirement for formal review and certification by Mississippi Headwaters Board, but must, nonetheless comply with the Boards’ comprehensive land use plan. Minn. Stat. § 103f.371 - 103f.375 (1998). Mississippi Headwaters Board Op. Atty. Gen. 161b-7 (Cr. Ref. 59a-25, 125a-28, 469a-7) (December 15, 1998) SCHOOL DISTRICTS: INSURANCE: RETIRED EMPLOYEES: School district is not required to make available same level of insurance coverage to retired employees 65 years of age and older as that provided to active employees. Minn. Stat. § 471.61, subd. 2b. Independent School District No. 622 (North St. Paul-Maplewood) Op. Atty. Gen. 379c-8(c) (November 5, 1998) ROADS: TOWN LINE: MAINTENANCE: County boards may determine division of maintenance responsibility for town line road established prior to enactment of authorizing statute. Op. Atty. Gen. 379C-8(c), September 18, 1951 superseded. Minn. Stat. § 164.12 (1996). Otter Tail County Op. Atty. Gen. 624a-3 (November 2, 1998) PUBLIC UTILITIES: COMMISSION STATUTORY CITIES: City council is not authorized to delegate operation and management of telephone and cable television services to utility commission. Op. Atty. Gen. 624a-3 , May 7, 1968, superseded. Minn. Stat. § 412.351. City of Crosslake Op. Atty. Gen. 159-a-3 (March 11, 1998) EDUCATION: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT: BOND ELECTION: REVIEW AND COMMENT: School board which receives petition by voters to hold special election to authorize issuance of bonds for school facility must submit project for review and comment. A community recreational facility as described by school district is subject to review and comment procedures. Unless the review and comment is negative, school board must call the special election petitioned by voters. Minn. Stat. §§ 121.148 (1996), 121.15 (Supp. 1997), 205A.05 (Supp. 1997). Affirmative vote in bond election does not compel board to issue bonds. Op. Atty. Gen. 159-a-3, May 25, 1970. Independent School District No. 197 (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan) Op. Atty. Gen. 107b-19 (December 18, 1997) COUNTY FUNDS: USES: TAX FORFEITED LAND SALE: County may purchase motor vehicles with tax forfeited land sales funds. Vehicles must be used exclusively for maintenance and improvement of tax forfeited lands. Becker County Op. Atty. Gen. 2681 (October 14, 1997) JUVENILES, CRIMES, PHOTOS: Minn. Stat § 260.161, subd. 3(a) only prohibits peace officers from taking photos of children in custody and does not prohibit news media. SHERIFFS, POLICE, JURISDICTION: County sheriffs have jurisdiction to investigate crimes anywhere in their county, even in cities with established police forces. Clay County Op. Atty. Gen. 82t (August 27, 1997) FAIR CAMPAIGN PRACTICES ACT: DISCLAIMER: VIOLATIONS: The prohibition against anonymous campaign material in Minn. Stat. §§ 211B.04(a) and (b) (1996) is clearly unconstitutional under controlling U.S. Supreme Court precedent. Le Sueur County http://www.ag.state.mn.us/resources/opinions/DATE.HTM 10/7/2010
  • 9. Attorney General Opinions By Date Page 4 of 7 Op. Atty. Gen. 90e (August 25, 1997) CONTRACTS: OFFICERS INTEREST: CITY: Officer and employee of nonprofit corporation that provides public access cable television services in connection with city franchise and contract is not disqualified from serving as mayor or council member, but must abstain from participating in city actions involving franchise. Op. Atty. Gen. 90a-1, July 12, 1973 superceded. Minn. Stat. §§ 238.15 and 471.87 (1996). City of Northfield Op. Atty. Gen. 161b-12 (August 4, 1997) SCHOOL BOARD POWERS: SUPERINDENT: SALARY AND BENEFITS: School district powers regarding salary and benefits for superintendent discussed. Authority of Commissioner of Children, Families and Learning discussed. Minn. Stat. §§ 43A.17, 123.33-123.35, 356.24, 356.25, 471.38, 471.665. Department of Children, Families and Learning Op. Atty. Gen. 358e-3 (July 29, 1997) INCOMPATIBLE OFFICE: CITY ATTORNEY: Office of Assistant County Attorney is not incompatible per se with office of city attorney. Minn. Stat. § 481.17 (1996) City of Plainview Op. Atty. Gen. 602-J (July 10, 1997) DRAINAGE: REPAIRS: LIMITATION UPON COST: The limitation contained in Minn. Stat. § 103E.715, subd. 4(a) (1996) on cost of repairs made pursuant to a repair petition does not apply to routine maintenance and repairs made by a drainage authority pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 103E.705 (1996). Wild Rice Watershed District Op. Atty. Gen. 390a-21 (November 5, 1996) SHERIFFS: SERVICE OF PROCESS: Sheriff is not authorized to serve documents pertaining to proceedings in purported "courts" not established by law. Minn. Const. art. VI § 387.03 (1994). Todd County Op. Atty. Gen. 63a-5 (August 28, 1996) OPEN MEETING LAW: CITY COUNCIL: COMMITTEES: Mere attendance by additional council member(s) at meeting of a council committee, held in compliance with Open Meeting Law, would not constitute special council meeting requiring separate notice, but such member(s) should not participate in committee discussions or deliberations, absent separate notice. City Council of Ely Op. Atty. Gen. 442a-1 (July 25, 1996) TOWN FUNDS: OFFICERS: Town is not required or authorized to reimburse officer for costs of criminal defense. Minn. Stat. §§ 465.76, 466.07, 471.44 (1994). New Scandia Township Op. Atty. Gen. 59a-30 (July 24, 1996) CITY OFFICERS: REMOVAL: City charter may not provide for removal of council member by council. Grounds for removal of elected local official must amount to malfeasance or nonfeasance in office. Minn. Const. art. VIII, § 5; art. XII, §§ 3, 4. Minn. Stat. §§ 351.02, 351.14, 410.07, 410.20. City of Richfield Op. Atty. Gen. 238i (February 23, 1996) MANUFACTURED HOME PARKS: FIRE CODE: Fire code road width requirements may be applied to existing park where hazard to life or property exists. City of Moorhead Op. Atty. Gen. 852 (December 4, 1995) DATA PRACTICES: COPYRIGHT: STATE AGENCY DATA: State agency data constituting original http://www.ag.state.mn.us/resources/opinions/DATE.HTM 10/7/2010
  • 10. Attorney General Opinions By Date Page 5 of 7 works of authorship are protected by federal copyright law. Certain restrictions may be placed upon use of public data. Tit. 17 U.S.C. Minn. Stat. §§ 13.03, 13.37, 15.95, 16B.483, 16B.5l, 16B.53 Department of Natural Resources Op. Atty. Gen. 64f (Cr. Ref.63b-5) (October 27, 1995) ELECTIONS: CITIES: Uniform election day statute applies to charter cities transitional provisions discussed. Minn. Stat. §§ 205.02, 205.07, 410.015, 410.21 City of Crystal Op. Atty. Gen. 59a-32 (Cr. Ref. 59a-9, 125a-66) (August 18, 1995) CITIES: ZONING: City may extend subdivision regulations and building code enforcement but not zoning controls, two miles beyond city limits where county zoning regulations are in effect. Minn. Stat. §§ 16B.62, 16B.72, 462.357, 462.358 (1994). Mille Lacs County, City of Milaca Op. Atty. Gen. 106-e (April 10, 1995) COUNTY SEAT: REMOVAL: Petition not invalid due to claims that signatures not personally observed by affiants: Effect of conditional offer of site and funds for construction. Roseau County Op. Atty. Gen. 106-e (January 24, 1995) COUNTY SEAT: REMOVAL: Otherwise qualified voters need not have actually voted at previous election or be registered to sign petition for changing county seat. Minn. Stat. §§ 372.01, 372.03 (1994). Roseau County Op. Atty. Gen. 104a-9 (December 28, 1994) COUNTIES: OFFICERS: COMPENSATION: County may not provide car allowance subsidizing personal use of automobile in addition to maximum authorized salary; authorized vacation leave is not considered severance pay. Minn. Stat. §§ 43A.17, subd. 9, 465.722; 471.665. Hennepin County Op. Atty. Gen. 390a-6 (October 31, 1994) SHERIFF: COMPENSATION: FEES: County sheriff may not perform privately contracted policing services within the county for personal compensation. Sheriff's family members may be involved in private service of process business. Minn. Stat. §§ 387.03, 387.20, 436.05. Pope County Op. Atty. Gen. 632e-1 (August 18, 1994) MOTOR VEHICLE: TAX: BASIS FOR COMPUTING: Motor Vehicle registration tax must be based upon base price as listed on window sticker. Minn. Stat. § 168.013. Department of Public Safety Op. Atty. Gen. 627e (August 1, 1994) ELECTIONS: CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS: Candidates for local office are not precluded by Minn. Stat. § 211A.13 (Supp. 1993) from transferring funds to other candidates for local office. Hennepin County Op. Atty. Gen. 90 (June 9, 1994) CONTRACTS: OFFICERS' INTEREST IN: HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES: Housing and Redevelopment Authority Commissioner is not prohibited from performing work on projects approved by authority if notice and nonparticipation requirements of Minn. Stat. § 469.009 (1992) are met. Minn. Stat. §§ 469.009, 471.87 (1992) City of Farmington Op. Atty. Gen. 124a (April 28, 1994) COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: COMPENSATION PER DIEM ALLOWANCE: Authority to provide per diem allowance does not permit a per meeting payment. Per diem payment permitted for http://www.ag.state.mn.us/resources/opinions/DATE.HTM 10/7/2010
  • 11. Attorney General Opinions By Date Page 6 of 7 meetings of county board. Members may not be paid multiple per diem for meetings held on the same day, absent independent statutory authority Minn. Stat. §§ 375.055, 375.065. State Auditor Op. Atty. Gen. 125a (April 20, 1994) COUNTY: BUILDING CODE: ADOPTION: County, wherein building code was rejected by referendum, may not adopt code by ordinance. Matter of code application may be resubmitted to referendum. Minn. Stat. § 16B.72 (1992). Douglas County Op. Atty. Gen. 1007 (March 11, 1994) JOINT POWERS ACT: CHARTER SCHOOLS: Charter schools formed as contemplated by Minn. Stat. § 120.064 (1992 and Supp. 1993) are not "governmental units" as the term is defined in the Joint Powers Act, Minn. Stat. § 471.59, subd. 1 (1992); consequently, such charter schools may not be a party to a joint powers agreement. Independent School District No. 834 (Stillwater) Op. Atty. Gen. 213-C (March 9, 1994) GOVERNOR: LEGISLATION: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS: Amendments proposed by legislative action are not subject to gubernatorial approval or veto. Minn. Const. art. IV, §§ 23, 24; art. IX, §1. Governor Op. Atty. Gen. 469b (September 14, 1993) CITIES: OFFICERS: SALARIES: Compensation of employee for unused vacation upon termination is not considered salary for purposes of Minn. Stat. § 43A.17. City of Plymouth Op. Atty. Gen. 707a (July 27, 1993) MUNICIPAL CONTRACTS: ADVERTISING FOR CONSTRUCTION BIDS: City may include project labor agreement specifications if motivated by economic reasons as purchaser, and not in regulatory capacity. City of International Falls Op. Atty. Gen. 414A-5 (May 4, 1993) TAXATION: INDIAN LANDS: The exemption from ad valorem taxation for Indian lands in Minn. Stat. § 272.01, subd. 1 applies only to lands held in trust by the United States for the benefit of an Indian Tribe, its members, or an individual Indian, and lands owned by an Indian Tribe or an individual Indian subject to federal statutory restraints on alienation. The exemption does not apply to lands owned in fee simple title by Indian Tribes or individual Indians. Mahnomen County Op. Atty. Gen. 494a-1 (April 15, 1993) CRIMINAL LAW: UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET: Issuance for violation not committed or attempted in presence of officer. Superceding Op. Atty. Gen. 494a-1, March 14, 1967. Minn. Stat. §§ 169.91, 169.92, 169.99, 629.34. City of Minnetonka Op. Atty. Gen. 387-B-10 (March 8, 1993) STORM SEWERS: CHARGES: City may impose reasonable charges for storm sewer services based upon classification of premises 'in reference to storm water produced. Minn. Stat. § 444.075 (1992). City of Delano Op. Atty. Gen. 484a-1 (March 1, 1993) CITIES: ANNEXATION: Time conditions in orderly annexation agreements do not bind determinations of Municipal Board or preclude annexation by ordinance pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 414.033, subd. 2a (1992). Minn. Stat. §§ 414.0325, 414.033. http://www.ag.state.mn.us/resources/opinions/DATE.HTM 10/7/2010
  • 12. Attorney General Opinions By Date Page 7 of 7 Minnesota Municipal Board Op. Atty. Gen. 330-c-3 (January 4, 1993) BOARDS: HENNEPIN COUNTY: TERMS OF MEMBERS: Terms of members appointed by county board expire on January. They may continue in de facto capacity until successors are selected. Minn. Stat. §§ 383B.68, 383B.69 (1990). Suburban Hennepin Regional Park District Minnesota Attorney General Opinions Home Page How to obtain copies of A.G. Opinions: Please direct consumer questions Write: A.G. Opinions to: 445 Minnesota St., Suite 1050 St. Paul, MN 55101-2109 Minnesota Attorney General's Call: (651) 757-1055 Office E-mail: library.ag@state.mn.us Consumer Protection 1400 NCL Tower 445 Minnesota Street The Attorney General is authorized by statute to issue written legal opinions only to constitutional executive St. Paul, MN 55101 officers, state agencies, bodies of the state legislature, (651) 296-3353 and attorneys for local governments or pension funds. 1-800-657-3787 TTY: (651) 297-7206 TTY: 1-800-366-4812 Last update: June 21, 2007 http://www.ag.state.mn.us/resources/opinions/DATE.HTM 10/7/2010
  • 13. Page 1 of 2 Subj: Re: Peterson Family Tree_AG Candidate Barden MoraMN Interview Date: 10/7/2010 9:45:40 A.M. Central Daylight Time From: rcbarden@mac.com To: Sharon4Anderson@aol.com Greetings Sharon. Thank you for posting my Mora interview! Here is a copy of the Capitol One settlement that included $249,999 to ACORN (look who signed it) and a story about it. Thank you Sharon and best wishes to you. Chris B. On Oct 7, 2010, at 8:18 AM, Sharon4Anderson@aol.com wrote: Click here: Peterson Family Tree Thurs 7Oct10 www.petersonfamilytree.blogspot.com Special Note to Chris Barden Thanks for going to Sharon's Birthplace_Peterson Heritage Mora MN re: Kanabec Times. Interview exposing major violations of the Public Trust_Fidicuary Breech_ potential AntiTrust_RICO violations by DFL Attorney General Lori Swanson. Preview e Chris Barden for Attorney General Video from Mora, MN where I discussed my top priorities of protecting Minnesota and implementing Photo ID: h t t p :/ / w w w . m or a m i n n . c o m / d e t ai l / 6 3 29 7 http://www.moraminn.com/ Chris Barden, Republican candidate for Minnesota Attorney General, made a Thursday morning stop in Mora to discuss his race. THEREFORE: will you put the Acorn Doc on your website in pdf format and or send to the above for preview. Sharon transposed to www.petersonfamilytree.blogspot.com on the Graves of her Parents Bill and Bernice A. Peterson Tenants in Common of Sharon's Homestead at 1058 Summit Ave. St.Paul,MN. A. Illegally "taken" by Lesbian Judge Kathleen Gearin 1988 File No.495722 (1988) without Quiet Title Prohibited Purchaser Attorney General James Donnelly who died shortly thereafter, Donnelly also was a Pharmist at Bober Drug Store along with Ron Johnson . on the Anderson's Disabilitys and the Issue the Property Taxes were paid. at www.sharonswater.blogspot.com Appeal C6-88-859 Doris Huspeni who's clerk was Chris Coleman now St.Paul Mayor heavy DFL Coverup in Realestate Titles.......For over 20 or 30 years. Thursday, October 07, 2010 AOL: Sharon4Anderson
  • 14. Page 2 of 2 LEGAL NOTICE: /s/Sharon4Anderson@aol.com ECF_P165913Pacersa1299 telfx: 651-776-5835: Attorney ProSe_InFact,Private Attorney General QuiTam Whistleblower, Candidate AG2010 www.sharonagmn2010.blogspot.com Blogger: www.facebook.com/sharon4anderson www.twitter.com/sharon4anderson Homestead Act of 1862 neopopulism.org - Pro Se Dec Action Litigation Pack Sharon4Anderson | Scribd Document's are based on SEC filings, Blogger: Dashboard Home | www.slideshare.com/sharonanderson www.taxthemax.blogspot.com www.sharon4anderson.org FAIR USE NOTICEThis site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are makinknowledge gained as financial journalists , securities they recommend to readers, affiliated entities, employees, and agents an initial trade recommendation published on the Internet, after a direct mail publication is sent, before acting on that recommendations, and may contain errors. Investment decisions should not be based solely on these or other Public Office documents expressly forbids its writers from having financial interests in g such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of whistleblower protection issues, MY FindLaw SharonsWritProA06_1150_30Jun06_26 The CAN-SPAM Act: Requirements for Commercial Emailers Sharons-Psychic-Whispers: Sharons Gypsy Curse-Court-Cop Corruption 3Apr0http://www.givemeliberty.org/RTPlawsuit/courtfilings/Docket.htm Sharon4Council: DLJ Managment v. City St. Paul A06-2118,Money LaunderinNo direct un-apportioned tax confirmed by the US Supreme Court rulings in CHAS. C. STEWARD MACH. CO. v. DAVIS, 301 U.S. 548, 581-582(1937) g andFCC Complaints - http://sharons-copywrite.blogspot.com = Thursday, October 07, 2010 AOL: Sharon4Anderson

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