Monthly Archives: September 2010

Coalition building pays off for MARP

This summer, the Minnesota Association of Rehabilitation Providers (MARP) successfully fended off potentially devastating rule changes through quick action, strong analytical and communication efforts, and teamwork. Continue reading

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Gubernatorial, state auditor candidates talk rural issues at CGMC summer conference

Improving the state-local relationship sparked constructive debate amongst the candidates for governor and state auditor who joined the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) in Winona August 19. Continue reading

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ALASD outreach campaign gets boost from Flaherty & Hood

The Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District (ALASD), a regional sanitary sewer district, is working with Flaherty & Hood to create a public outreach campaign. Continue reading

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Hood attends city attorneys legislative update

Chris Hood, attorney and shareholder with Flaherty & Hood, attended the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys Legislative Update on June 17. Continue reading

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Scott attends legal conference

Flaherty & Hood attorney Robert Scott attended the Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute Education Conference on May 24-25 in St. Paul. Continue reading

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Burton to participate in transportation working group

J.D. Burton, attorney/lobbyist with Flaherty & Hood, was invited to participate in a series of working group meetings designed to craft selection criteria for highway interchange projects throughout the state. Continue reading

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Flaherty & Hood wins bargaining grievance arbitration for city

Flaherty & Hood senior attorney Brandon Fitzsimmons successfully represented the City of Owatonna in a recent disciplinary grievance arbitration before the State of Minnesota, Bureau of Mediation Services (BMS) pursuant to the Public Employment Labor Relations Act (PELRA). Continue reading

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City of Albert Lea challenging exorbitant electric rate hikes

The City of Albert Lea has hired Flaherty & Hood to challenge Alliant Energy’s (also known as Interstate Power and Light) recently proposed 22 percent Minnesota electric rate increase. Continue reading

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MESERB board lays out plan for 2010-2011 fiscal year

The Minnesota Environmental Science and Economic Review Board (MESERB), a joint powers board dedicated to ensuring wastewater treatment regulations are reasonable and based on sound science, held its annual meeting in St. Cloud on May 20. Continue reading

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Website gives users the tools to balance state’s budget

A new online tool produced for the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities challenges users to bridge the state’s $5.8 billion budget gap. Continue reading

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