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New Minnesota law makes it easier to expunge criminal records

The third time a company offered her a job, then rescinded it, Katie Tourand lost all hope.

Although she had served time for two felonies almost a decade ago, Tourand had spent the intervening years cleaning up her act.

She recovered from addiction, had children and got a business degree. But on the last step to turning her life around — embarking on a career in marketing — she kept hitting a roadblock.

Although they were wooed by her résumé and skills, potential employers would balk once they did a criminal-background check.

“I felt like I got punched in the stomach,” said Tourand, now 29.

Want to get the expungement process started?

Here are some resources:

The MN Courts Self-Help Center offers information on starting the criminal expungement process, including a step-by-step tutorial at http://www.mncourts.gov/selfhelp/?page=276

Ramsey County Courts offers a criminal expungement clinic on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 1 p.m. at the Ramsey County Law Library, 18th floor, Ramsey County Courthouse, 15 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul.

The Council on Crime and Justice has frequently asked questions about expungement, including a list of assistance and filing options, at http://www.tinyurl.com/recordshelp.

First Tuesdays from the Council on Crime and Justice and the Volunteer Lawyers Network provide free informational seminars on the first Tuesday of every month. The 50-minute overview of the expungement process is followed by one-on-one interviews that determine if a volunteer lawyer can help you with your case. Information is also available about how to represent yourself or find a lawyer.

The next First Tuesdays seminar is on Feb. 3, 2 to 5 p.m. at the Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave. N. Minneapolis. Attendees must bring their criminal record. More information: http://www.crimeandjustice.org/pdfFiles/Expungement%20Seminars%20at%20the%20Minneapolis%20Urban%20League.pdf

Second Chance Saturdays from the Council on Crime and Justice and the University of Minnesota Law School is a free workshop on the third Saturday of each month that helps people obtain and understand their Minnesota criminal record.

The next Second Chance Saturdays workshop is on Saturday, Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N. Minneapolis. More information: http://crimeandjustice.org/pdffiles/SCS_Flyer_updated%2010-8-2014.pdf

Like Tourand, hundreds of thousands of Minnesota ex-offenders — adults with convictions who have completed the terms of their sentences, whether they be probation, parole or prison — face similar barricades to employment. In Minnesota, employers are allowed to make blanket prohibitions on hiring people with criminal records.

Now, some ex-offenders have the option of a second chance.

A new law that went into effect Jan. 1 makes it easier for Minnesotans convicted of low-level felonies — as well as misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors and juvenile delinquency — to seal their records from the background checks routinely run by employers and landlords.

“It’s good for everyone,” said Gary Schiff, president of the Council on Crime and Justice, one of the leading advocacy organizations that lobbied for the change. “If someone has a job, if someone has housing, they are less likely to re-offend and end up back behind bars.”

Under the new law, some former offenders can apply to have their records sealed two to five years after completing their sentences. Victims have the opportunity to weigh in during the process, and expungement is not guaranteed.

This law is only the latest in a wave of reforms in criminal justice sweeping Minnesota and the rest of the country. State-by-state, there has been a push to help people who have low-level, nonviolent criminal records move on from their pasts.

“We see ourselves as part of a national movement,” said Sarah Walker, founder of the Second Chance Coalition, a local criminal justice reform group.

In Minnesota, advocates won in 2013 the “ban the box” legislation that deters employers from looking into criminal backgrounds until after an interview with the applicant. And in the upcoming legislative session, they will work to pass a law making it easier for former felons to get their voting rights restored.

All told, this is a trifecta of bipartisan efforts to provide better opportunities for ex-offenders to re-enter society.

“If we want to create pathways out of poverty and into prosperity, then we have to develop the infrastructure to allow individuals to be judged on their skills and qualifications, and not just on their past,” said Sen. Bobby Joe Champion, DFL-Minneapolis, chief author of all three bills.

From Subway to school

Tourand’s troubles began in high school when she started doing drugs. She dropped out of school, moved out of her home in Burnsville and got her first charge, second-degree possession, at age 18. She served four months in jail, and when she got out, went right back to using drugs.

At 20, she had a second felony charge, for aiding and abetting a check forgery.

Everything changed when she found out, shortly after her second arrest, that she was pregnant.

“That was the catalyst, the motivator, the inspiration,” said the well-spoken and candid Tourand. “It was everything I needed to stop.”

Tourand returned to her family, had a son, Jack, whom she gave up for adoption, and took “baby steps” to get back on track. She made sandwiches at Subway for years, until she decided to go back to school.

That was the first time she experienced how different life could be for felons. At Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Tourand volunteered with get-out-the-vote initiatives. But she couldn’t legally cast a ballot.

Tourand later transferred to the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis to study marketing.

She was able to work part-time during school and didn’t have any issues getting those jobs. So when Carlson hosted a job fair for seniors, she took advantage of it.

“I was all excited about what my future was going to hold, until I realized these are all major corporations and they are all requiring a background check,” she said.

She said she received signed offer letters from Wells Fargo and MetLife; both were rescinded. Another employer told her over the phone that she would have been hired if not for the record. (Neither Wells Fargo nor MetLife could discuss the particulars of Tourand’s case, but spokespeople for both companies said that they are required to comply with federal screening standards.)

Having the offers revoked was devastating for Tourand. “I had my head down working so hard for so long and to have this happen, it hit me — I realized, this is going to be my future,” she said. “I felt really hopeless.”

So she decided to do something about it.

Tourand got involved with criminal justice advocates who were waging a campaign to change the expungement law. She told elected leaders her story, on the record.

“I spoke at the final committee meeting before the vote on it, and it was very liberating,” she said. “I was like, ‘What do I have to lose? I can’t get a job anyway.’ “

Things began to turn around almost immediately. At the bill-signing ceremony, Gov. Mark Dayton came up to her and offered her a part-time job.

Turns out, there was something to Tourand’s catharsis. Christopher Uggen, a criminologist at the University of Minnesota and a leading researcher on expungement, found in a study he conducted that just the idea of expungement helped ex-offenders get jobs.

“Almost immediately it has a positive value,” Uggen said. “Expungement helps present a more balanced vision of a job seeker than just one record on paper, and at the same time, it also provides some hope for people who are stigmatized.”

Last fall, Tourand finally got her dream job, working full-time in digital marketing for a local firm. Her bosses didn’t think her record was relevant. When her new colleagues look her up online and find links to articles about the expungement law, they “go out of their way to tell me how proud they are of me,” Tourand said.

She’s still living with her father in the Burnsville house where she grew up, because her criminal history prevents her from easily renting an apartment. There, she raises her 3-year-old son, Charlie. She still sees Jack, too.

She is finally beginning to work toward getting her record sealed.

She hopes her journey can inspire others in her position to take control of their pasts.

“Before this, you had to sit in the shadows and wait for someone who was willing to take a chance on you. But now, we’re actually able to come out of hiding,” she said.

“I understand what I did in the past was wrong, but I’m not as ashamed. I own it.”


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This DVD is now available! 25th Annual Orange Spectacular has hit the shelves and ready to ship!

This all Orange Power show was shot at the 25th Annual Orange Spectacular extravaganza in Hutchinson MN a few short months ago and its ready for your viewing. Presented by the Upper Midwest A-C Club and held on the McLeod County Fairgrounds, we showcase classic farm machinery from garden tractors to the D21 and more. Relive the sights and sounds of this fantastic event, including the dyno test and interviews with owners and attendees. A must-have for any A-C collectors library. 75 minutes

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Our customers have come from throughout east central Minnesota including Owatonna and Faribault. Here you’ll find the latest Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs with the highest quality, most fuel-efficient ratings ever offered. And you have the Milo Peterson reputation for excellence. Whether it’s a New Ford vehicle or Used vehicle it’s our goal to handle your purchase, financing and ongoing service needs in the most professional and courteous manner. When it’s time for your next new or used vehicle, we hope to see you at Milo Peterson Ford. You’ll always drive away in a vehicle that is perfect for you.

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Munsinger Gardens

From Sawmill to Flower Garden

The history of St. Cloud’s Munsinger Gardens may be compared to the garden’s well-worn paths; for both have interesting and unexpected turns. During the 1880s the lower east bank of the Mississippi River was the site of a sawmill. But by 1915 the city purchased the area for use as a neighborhood park. Eventually, the site became known as Riverside Park and Munsinger Gardens, the latter section named in honor of a former superintendent of parks, Joseph Munsinger. Munsinger Gardens has experienced many different stages of development. Improvements to the gardens occurred during the Great Depression through the Works Progress Administration. Projects from this period included planting trees and flowerbeds. Other additions included the creation of rock-lined paths, a lily pond, and a fountain. However, most of the work in developing the garden was directed by Joseph Munsinger. The first greenhouse was built in 1938. While the original greenhouse is gone, new ones stand in its place, and garden staff continues the tradition of growing flowers that help beautify this wonderful jewel known as Munsinger Gardens.

The Gardens

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Riverside Drive S. E. St. Cloud, MN 56301

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Minnesota Garlic Festival

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Minnesota Garlic Festival is the premier event for lovers of garlic, great local foods and good times! Family friendly, fun filled and fragrant, this festival features fantastic foods, celebrity chefs, marvelous music, area artisans, goofy games and lots of GARLIC all in support of a healthy environment, sustainable farms and vital rural communities in Minnesota.

The best summer community family farm event in MN Glen Hill, former director, MN Food Association

Minnesota garlic growers will have the first of their fresh gourmet garlic crop at the festival, and it can keep in your kitchen for up to a year! There are over 100 varieties of the country s finest garlic grown here, all planted in the fall, harvested in July, and cured to perfection just in time for the festival. Other than the great taste, it is well documented that garlic is one of the healthiest foods you can eat.

And, yes, we even have garlic ice cream and black garlic .

The Garlic Festival offers a unique culinary experience with a cadre of renowned Minnesota chefs converging at the festival cafe, “ The Great ‘Scape , and a sumptuous selection of celebrity chefs will present cooking demonstrations on the main stage throughout the day, all under the direction of the our Maven of Mmmmm, Mary Jane Miller. Check back here in the summer to get the full roster.

My favorite thing all summer Harmony from Hutchinson

We ll continue our tradition of unique entertainment, with festival favorites returning, plus some new acts. There are plenty of activities for the kids, including the popular kite flying attraction, the Peculiar Pragmatic Promenade, and old-style country picnic games.

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Come to farm country and Taste the Bounty!

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Minneapolis – St. Paul prime places for Creative Odd Performances

Minneapolis – St. Paul prime places for Science History

History Center – St. Paul – more depth than Lake Superior or a list of dates (see history list below)
Science Museum of Minnesota – St. Paul – galleries feature the human body and other fossils (IMAX-2D )

Sea Life Aquarium – Bloomington – Mall of America – formerly Underwater World (coupons at Subway Cub)
Mysteries of the Rainforest – caiman crocodiles, poison dart frogs, piranha, tortoises
Wabasha Street Caves – storied histories of the seedier days of St. Paul and Castle Royal

Minneapolis – St. Paul prime places for Culture

Native American
Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribe. 340 River Road, Mendota, MN 55150 651-452-4141
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. Mille Lacs Band Gov’t Center, 43408 Oodena Drive, Onamia, MN 56359 320-532-4181
Minneapolis American Indian Center. 1530 E Franklin Av, Minneapoli,s MN 55404 612-879-5913
Prairie Island Mdewakanton Dakota. 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089
Saint Paul American Indian Magnet School. 1075 3rd Street E, St Paul, MN 55106 651-778-3100
Shakopee Mdewakanton Tribe. 2330 Sioux Trail NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-445-8900
Winona Dakota Unity Alliance. Box 393, Winona, MN 55987

Hmong ( MN history )
Hmong Academy Charter School. 1515 Brewster St, St Paul, MN 55108 651-209-8002
Hmong American Partnership. 1075 Arcade Street, St Paul, MN 55106 651-495-9160
Hmong Archives. 343 Michigan Street, St Paul, MN 55102 651-621-5469
Hmong Cultural Center. 995 University Av W #214, St Paul, MN 55104 651-917-9937
Hmong Freedom Celebration – J4, Lao Family Community of MN, 320 University Av W, St Paul 55103 651-221-0069
Hmong Times. Box 9068, St. Paul, MN 55109 651-224-9395
Hmong Today (Xov-Xwm Hmoob), 1552 White Bear Av, St Paul, MN 55106 651-489-0021
Hmong Village (market, food court, shopping mall), 1001 Johnson Parkway, Saint Paul, MN 55106 651-771-7886

Somali( MN history )
Confederation of Somali Community. 420 15th Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55454 612-605-3222
Ka Joog (artists), at The Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55454 612-460-5628
St. Cloud Somali Radio (KVSC 88.1FM), 720 – 4th Av S, 27 Stewart Hall, SCSU, St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-308-4748
Somali Action Alliance. 2525 Franklin Av E #100, Minneapolis, MN 55406 612-455-2185
Somali Artifact Cultural Museum. 1516 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-998-1166
Somali Senior Center. 3015 Ceder Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-208-0636
Suuqa Karmel Somali Mall (shopping), 2936-2944 Pillsbury Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-722-1480

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Events in Minnesota History

January 5 – Walter Mondale born in Ceylon, MN in 1928
January 19 – Tippi Hedren born in New Ulm in 1931
January 21 – Largest protest (Women’s March) in 2017
February 2 – Record cold -60 in 1996
February 7 – Sinclair Lewis born in Sauk Centre in 1885
February 24 – Mitch Hedberg born in St. Paul in 1968
March 1 – 1st MN Capitol burned in 1881
March 3 – MN becomes a territory in 1849
March 3 – Jessica Biel born in Ely in 1982
March 18 – Peter Graves born in Minneapolis in 1926
March 24 – Louis Anderson born in Minneapolis in 1953
April 20 – Jessica Lange born in Cloquet, MN in 1949
April 21 – Prince died in 2016
April 23 – John Dillinger shootout in Hastings in 1934
May 11 – MN becomes 32nd state in 1858
May 24 – Bob Dylan born in Duluth in 1941
May 28 – Latest snow in 1965
June 7 – Prince born in Minneapolis in 1958
June 13 – Mick Jagger met Jimmy Hutmaker in Excelsior who said, “You can’t always get what you want,” in 1964
July 6 – Prairie Home Companion – 1st live broadcast in 1974
July 6 – Philando Castile was killed by a police officer in 2016
July 10 – Edward Lowe, inventor of Kitty Litter, born in 1920
July 15 – Jesse Ventura born in Minneapolis in 1951
July 23 – Snowman built in North St Paul in 1974
August 1 – I-35W bridge collapses over Mississippi River in 2007
August 5 – Loni Anderson born in St Paul in 1945
August 7 – Garrison Keiller born in 1942
August 11 – Mall of America opens in 1992
September 1 – Fire burned the pine forests of Hinckley in 1894
September 2 – 1st open heart surgery at UofMN in 1952
September 2 – VP Teddy Roosevelt gives Speak Softly speech at MN State Fair in 1902
September 6 – Robert Pirsig born in Minneapolis in 1928
September 7 – Jesse James gang attempts to rob Northfield bank in 1876
September 15 – Earliest snow in 1916
September 19 – Mary Tyler Moore show 1st airs in 1970
September 24 – F Scott Fitzgerald born in St Paul in 1896
September 24 – Kevin Sorbo born in Mound, MN in 1958
September 25 – Cheryl Tiegs born in Breckenridge, MN in 1947
September 30 – Mayo Clinic opens in 1889 (as St Mary’s)
October 2 – 1st Peanuts comic strip in 1950
October 4 – Rachael Leigh Cook born in Minneapolis in 1979
October 6 – 1st indoor shopping mall – Southdale – opens in 1956
October 25 – Marion Ross born in Watertown in 1928
October 25 – MN Twins win World Series in 1987
October 25 – Senator Paul Wellstone dies in 2002
October 29 – Winona Ryder born in Olmsted County in 1971
October 31 – 21 inches of snow in 24 hours in 1991
November 13 – Steve Zahn born in Marshall, MN in 1967

November 24 – Mystery Science Theater airs on KTMA in 1988
November 26 – Charles Schultz born in Minneapolis in 1922
December 26 – Dakota executions in Mankato in 1862

September seems the busiest month in Minnesota history. I don’t know why.


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If you have been arrested or charged with committing a criminal act, one thing is certain—your rights must be protected.

I can stand up for you and protect your rights aggressively.

In my practice as a Woodbury criminal and DWI defense attorney, I defend my clients in courtrooms throughout Minnesota and the Twin Cities Metro Area. I provide experienced, aggressive, and effective criminal defense against a wide range of felony, gross misdemeanor, and misdemeanor charges including:

Your choice of an attorney is critical because defense against these and other criminal charges is too important to entrust with just anyone. Do you really want an attorney without focus or experience, or a criminal defense lawyer who has spent half of their career prosecuting people instead of learning how to defend them?

I am committed solely to criminal defense and have been since I began my career over 27 years ago. I do not practice in areas of law other than criminal defense. I have worked for those individuals charged with criminal and DUI/DWI related offenses.

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Thomas W. Jakway, P.A.
1805 Woodlane Drive

Woodbury, MN 55125


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Criminal Justice Schools in Minnesota

Minnesota contains 48 schools that offer criminal justice programs. Hamline University. the highest-ranking criminal justice school in MN, has a total student population of 5,166 and is the 277th highest ranked school in America.

Of the 48 criminal justice schools in Minnesota, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Minneapolis/St Paul Campus comes out as the most expensive ($26,850/yr), with Leech Lake Tribal College as the lowest recorded at only $5,826/yr.

Criminal Justice students from Minnesota schools who go on to become criminal justice administrators, public prosecutors, public defenders, judges, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 12,610 people working as criminal justice and law enforcement teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,750. Also, Police and sheriff’s patrol officers make on average $55,180 per year and there are about 641,590 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Minnesota alone. there are 8,430 employed police and sheriff’s patrol officers earning an average yearly salary of $54,470. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in this state earn $60,670/yr and there are 240 employed.

Also, within the criminal justice schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from criminal justice, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.

Criminal Justice Programs in Minnesota

Program ID: 71631

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Levels offered: Bachelors

Program ID: 45709

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Levels offered: Masters

Program ID: 45710

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Levels offered: Bachelors

Program ID: 182121

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Levels offered: Bachelors

Program ID: 71070

Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other

Levels offered: Bachelors

Program ID: 190825

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Levels offered: Masters

Program ID: 108026

Criminal Justice/Police Science

Levels offered: Bachelors

Program ID: 141978

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Levels offered: Masters

Program ID: 141979

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Levels offered: Bachelors, Masters

Program ID: 205694

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Levels offered: Bachelors

Program ID: 8459


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He devotes his practice exclusively to DWI Criminal defense in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota

He has over 18 years experience and has successfully defended thousands of criminal cases

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I had no clue of the type of lawyer that would be helping me when [Mr. Kans] came out [of the court room] with the information about what the prosecutor wanted and [he] didn t want to settle on that because [he] thought it was too much, I was amazed, relieved, and knew I had found a good lawyer. I just figured that lawyers wanted to get everything done and over with as soon as possible, since that is how I ve been treated in the past. Thank you for caring.

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Thank you so much for all the work you did in my case. The outcome is exactly what I needed and you pulled through with flying colors! We are very happy we chose the right attorney for the difficult job. Best wishes for your continued success.

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Welcome to the website of Kans Law Firm. This site was established to provide information about our firm and the services we provide to clients, in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding areas, such as Burnsville, Edina, Eagan, Chaska and Bloomington, and throughout the State of Minnesota. Kans Law Firm concentrates in the area of Criminal Defense.

The trial process can be quite taxing for anyone. Therefore, one should find an experienced Minnesota Law Office. It helps to find a Minnesota lawyer that understands Minnesota s criminal justice system, and a Minnesota law firm that will work hard to get the best possible results. The choice is clear.

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Mar 5, 2012 Richard, Minneapolis

I was referred to Doug by a friend who told me he was different from most lawyers he had encountered. He assured me that while Doug was both competent and smart, he emphasized to me that beyond those qualities, he believed that Doug genuinely cared about helping his clients. I am happy to confirm that my friends assessment was spot on. Working with Doug, I always felt a strong sense that he wanted to help me, which was as important to me as winning the case, which he in fact did. Thanks! Read more reviews » business 0.3


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