September 28, 2012 - On September 27, 2012, Doug Baker filed a Campaign Complaint with the Office of Administrative Hearings alleging that Ken Tschumper, Ken Tschumper for Minnesota House, and Dennis DeKeyrel violated Minnesota Statutes §§ 211B.13, subd. 2 and 211B.15, subd. 13 of the Fair Campaign Practices Act in connection with Mr. Tschumper’s 2012 campaign for the Minnesota House of Representatives District 28B seat.
September 28, 2012 - The Complaint alleged that Mr. Trulson, a candidate for County Commissioner of Chisago County, asserted on his campaign website that he was “elected as Trustee in Arlington Heights, Illinois” notwithstanding the fact that Mr. Trulson had never served as a Village Trustee of the Village of Arlington Heights.
Mr. Glassel’s Complaint is DISMISSED
September 28, 2012 - Whether Respondents engaged in an unfair method of competition and unfair and deceptive acts or practices; improperly withheld, misappropriated, or converted money received in the course of doing insurance business; engaged in or attempted to engage in a fraudulent transaction with respect to a claim or loss Respondents were adjusting; or used fraudulent, coercive, or dishonest practices, or demonstrated incompetence or untrustworthiness, or financial irresponsibility, in conducting insurance business in the State of Minnesota.
September 27, 2012 - Is the Department authorized to collect $600.00 for supervision fees through revenue recapture, pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 270A.09? The ALJ concludes the Department has established by a preponderance of the evidence that it is entitled to the claimed supervision fees and it may collect them through revenue recapture.
September 26, 2012 - There is probable cause to believe that Respondents Ken Tschumper and Dennis DeKeyrel violated Minn. Stat. § 211B.04 with respect to the disclaimer on the radio advertisement promoting Mr. Tschumper’s campaign for the Minnesota House of Representatives District 28B seat. There is probable cause to believe that Respondents Precision Plus, Inc. and Dennis DeKeyrel, as President of Precision Plus, Inc., violated Minn. Stat. § 211B.15 by contributing money to pay for a block of advertising time promoting Mr. Tschumper’s candidacy.
September 19, 2012 - Did Respondents violate Minn. Stat. § 211B.02 by using the word “Republican” on Senator Ortman’s campaign lawn signs and other campaign material? The panel concludes that the Complainants have failed to establish by a preponderance of the evidence that Respondents violated Minn. Stat. § 211B.02 and the Complaint is therefore dismissed.
September 18, 2012 - After reviewing the Complaint and attached exhibits, the undersigned Administrative Law Judge has determined that the Complaint sets forth prima facie violations of Minn. Stat. §§ 211B.15 and 211B.04, but fails to set forth a prima facie violation of § 211B.06. This determination is described in more detail in the attached Memorandum.
September 18, 2012 - The modification proposed by the EQB serves to clarify the proposed rules and improves their readability.
The proposed rules as resubmitted on September 11, 2012, and approved as to form by the Office of the Revisor of Statutes on September 10, 2012 (RD4111), were adopted in compliance with the procedural requirements of Minnesota Statutes Chapter 14 and Minnesota Rules, Chapter 1400, and are APPROVED.