May 30, 2014 - The Panel concludes that the Complainants have established that the School District acted to “promote” the ballot question at issue and expended more than $750 in disbursements, as defined by law. The Panel further concludes that the Complainants have established that the School District violated Minn. Stat. § 211A.02 by failing to file certain campaign finance reports, but that the Complainants failed to establish that the School District violated Minn. Stat. §§ 211A.03, 211A.05 or 211A.06.
May 30, 2014 - 1. The Complaint filed by the North Dakota Pipeline Company against the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is DISMISSED.
2. Because the costs of the Office of Administrative Hearings in connection with this matter exceed the amount of the filing fee, NPDC is not entitled to a refund of the filing fee under Minn. Stat. § 13.085, subd. 6(d).
3. Because the Complaint has not been shown to have been frivolous in nature or to have been brought for the purposes of harassment, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is not entitled to recover reasonable attorneys fees under Minn. Stat. § 13.085, subd. 6(e).
May 28, 2014 - Because the Department properly concluded that it is more likely than not that Ms. Green committed the crime of Assault in the First Degree, the Department’s disqualification of Ms. Green should be affirmed. The Commissioner is without discretion to grant a child foster care license to someone who has committed this crime.
Ms. Green’s victimization, at other times, by the man that she shot on April 9, 1977, is not a statutory factor for any of the assault crimes listed in Chapter 609 – including Assault in the Third Degree and Assault in the Fifth Degree.
May 27, 2014 - Whether Dr. Rogers is exercising sufficient possession and control of the study bears such that he is required to obtain and maintain a permit under Minn. Stat. § 97A.401, subd. 3(a); and
If a permit is required, whether the Department had sufficient cause to refuse to renew Dr. Rogers’ permit effective July 31, 2013.
May 23, 2014 - The ALJ concludes that Odell has satisfied the applicable legal requirements and, accordingly, recommends that the Commission grant a site permit for the Project, subject to the conditions discussed below.
May 23, 2014 - The City of St. Paul violated the Petitioner’s rights under Minn. Stat. § 197.455, subd. 5 when it failed to add 15 points to the Petitioner’s passing examination score for the position of Park and Recreation Program Supervisor based on his status as a disabled veteran.
May 22, 2014 - 1. The Department’s Motion for Partial Summary Disposition is DENIED.
2. A prehearing telephone conference will be held on May 28, 2014, in this matter to set a date for the hearing. Details regarding the prehearing conference are contained in the First Prehearing Order in this matter.
May 21, 2014 - The Administrative Law Judge recommends that the Commission issue to Minnesota Power a Route Permit for two High Voltage Transmission Lines (HVTLs) and a substation along Minnesota Power’s Proposed Route, which is depicted on Figure 1 of the Environmental Assessment, in and near the city of Coleraine and other areas in Itasca County, Minnesota.
May 20, 2014 - 1. The Department has the statutory authority to adopt the rules.
2. The rules were adopted in compliance with the procedural requirements of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 14, and Minnesota Rules, Chapter 1400.
3. The record demonstrates the rules are needed and reasonable.
4. The rules are APPROVED.