Joining the race: New high school league rule mainstreams track and field athletes with disabilities
December 4, 2018

Mark Braun speeds alone around the 400-meter track in his three-wheeled racing chair, but the race is only against the clock, as fans and competitors from other schools are on the side, clapping for the Irondale junior. The scene is the 1,600-meter race Thursday at the Greenslit Relays at Irondale, in New Brighton, and 45…

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Court ruling snarls Minneapolis pension deal
December 4, 2018

Court decision leaves a merger of Minneapolis pension funds with a statewide fund uncertain. A Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling Tuesday left both the city of Minneapolis and some of its pensioners claiming they gained legal ground in a battle with big financial implications for both pension recipients and city property taxpayers. Meanwhile, the ruling,…

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Navigation Through Variances and Nonconforming Uses in the Development Process
December 4, 2018

Presented by: Patrick J. Kelly, Esq. I. Introduction As communities and neighborhoods change, land uses that were once appropriate in a certain area may no longer apply. Municipalities have the authority to change zoning regulations and restrictions to accommodate new uses. These restrictions attach to and run with the land. Zoning acts create districts within…

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American with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.
December 4, 2018

A. Background 1. Enacted on July 26, 1990, took effect in 1992. 2. U.S. Supreme Court has decided 10 cases 3. Origin of ADA a. Concepts originated in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its interpretations. i. Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973) (1) Prohibits discrimination (2) Against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability,…

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Family & Medical Leave Act Requirements, 29 C.F.R. 825.100 et s
December 4, 2018

The Act Enacted February 5, 1993 Provide job-protected leaves of absence for employees who suffer (or who have a family member who suffers) from a serious health condition. Purpose To balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families, to promote the stability and economic security of families, and to promote national interests…

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Developing And Creating Condominium Plans
December 4, 2018

OUTLINE April 11, 2006 Presented by: Patrick J. Kelly, Esq. & Chad Lemmons, Esq. Kelly & Lemmons, P.A. Website: http://www.kellyandlemmons.com/ E-mail Address: admin@kellyandlemmons.com 1. Defining a Condominium (Mr. Lemmons, 15 min.) Terms/Definitions Applicable Statutes Other Local Regulations 2. Application of the Condominium Concept (Mr. Lemmons, 15 min.). Residential – Single Building Residential – Subdivision High Rise Structures…

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Residential Closing
December 4, 2018

Residential Closing Chad D. Lemmons, Esq. Shareholder Kelly & Lemmons, P.A. 200 Crossroads 7300 Hudson Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55128 Tel: (651)-224-3781 Fax: (651)-223-8019 “Closing” or settlement or “escrow” is listed as one of the top ten problem areas that occurs in a real estate transaction. This final step to your purchasing of property can…

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Hockey group wants city’s help with non-obligation bond
December 4, 2018

The city of Blaine has been asked to help continue the hockey training legacy of the coach responsible for the 1980 Olympics “Miracle on Ice.” Representatives from the non-profit Herb Brooks Foundation and the National Sports Center met with Blaine City Council members Nov. 9. The group of financial and administrative executives attended a workshop…

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Basics of the Family and Medical Leave Act
December 4, 2018

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that permits employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. As the name suggests, the reason for the leave must be related to family and medical issues. Leave can be taken: For pregnancy or medical reasons related to pregnancy or childbirth. To…

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