Category Archives: News

Employment actions and tools to address COVID-19 impacts on work

As the situation related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, “coronavirus disease 2019” (COVID-19), is rapidly evolving, cities across Minnesota are adjusting to state and federally issued guidelines and directives necessitating certain changes to city operations. Many more »

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F&H celebrates the passage of legislation to finish Highway 14 expansion

The legislative team at Flaherty & Hood is celebrating the passage of legislation that the Minnesota Department of Transportation says will finally complete the four-lane expansion of U.S. Highway 14 between the cities of Nicollet and New Ulm. This 12-mile more »

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5 steps to handling a pandemic in Minnesota government workplaces

The World Health Organization declared the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, named “coronavirus disease 2019” (COVID-19), a pandemic. This designation signifies that COVID-19 is a global disease outbreak, which occurs when a new virus emerges for which there more »

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Greater Minnesota ‘lobby day’ led by F&H brings together city leaders, legislators

The legislative team at Flaherty & Hood coordinated and staffed the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) Legislative Action Day on March 11. The CGMC’s annual lobbying event was a huge success, with more than 115 city officials and business more »

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F&H welcomes Ania McDonnell to its legislative team!

The law firm of Flaherty & Hood, P.A. pleased to welcome Ania McDonnell as the newest member of its legislative team. As a policy analyst, Ania McDonnell provides city clients modeling on property tax and Local Government Aid. She also more »

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Attorney Alissa Harrington edits latest edition of the Hennepin Lawyer

Flaherty & Hood associate attorney Alissa Harrington edited the January/February 2020 issue of the Hennepin Lawyer. The issue focuses on practicing in emerging areas of the law, including data breach litigation, ethical traps of artificial intelligence and machine learning, hemp more »

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F&H welcomes attorney Allen Peterson to our Winona Office!

The law firm of Flaherty & Hood, P.A. pleased to welcome Allen J. Peterson as the newest member of its legal team. A Minnesota native, Allen currently serves in the role of city attorney – criminal Division at our Winona more »

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Conference of city leaders, led by F&H staff, sees attendance grow for third straight year

Attendance at the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) Fall Conference, which was led by members of Flaherty & Hood’s legislative team, increased for a third straight year in 2019. More than 115 elected officials, city staff members and other more »

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F&H welcomes Alissa Harrington to its legal team!

The law firm of Flaherty & Hood, P.A. pleased to welcome Alissa Harrington as the newest member of its legal team. As an associate attorney in the firm’s St. Paul office, Alissa Harrington will use her practical experience in state more »

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F&H staff take the lead on addressing housing challenges in Greater Minnesota

For many cities in Greater Minnesota, a shortage of housing has become a serious impediment to economic and community growth. Without more housing options, cities struggle to attract new residents and businesses. In September, members of the Flaherty & Hood more »

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