Articles

Aaron Kolquist
01.20.2016

Landowners Take Notice: Minnesota’s New Buffer Strip Law May Affect You Soon

Do you own a lake cabin?  Is your property located next to a stream or public drainage system?  If you are a Minnesotan landowner owning property adjacent to a public lake, river, stream, ditch, or other wetland, you need to be aware of Minnesota’s new buffer strip law being implemented in 2016.  This law imposes […]

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01.07.2016

A Look Into 2016 Legislation Impacting Minnesota Businesses

With 2016 off the ground, Minnesota business leaders wonder what legislation may impact them in the year ahead.  This past December, the commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget (“MMB”) published the state’s Budget & Economic Forecast.  This forecast projects future economic conditions and sheds light on budget parameters from which the Minnesota Legislature will work […]

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11.18.2015

Christmas City of the North Parade

This Friday, November 20th, marks the 57th anniversary of the Christmas City of the North Parade. The Fryberger firm will continue its tradition of passing out free hot chocolate and cookies to parade spectators. The treats will be served on the corner of Third Avenue West and Superior Street from 5:30 – 8:30.  This will […]

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Samuel Richie
10.23.2015

2016 Legislative Session Preview

The 2016 Legislative Session will be the second act of the 89th Minnesota Legislature. In order to anticipate what policies, issues, and local projects are likely to be addressed during the 2016 Session, we need to understand what did and did not happen during the chaotic 2015 Session. After the dust settled and the 2014 […]

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Aaron Kolquist
10.09.2015

CRAFT BREW CRAZE

With microbreweries springing up all across Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, craft beer is something very familiar to folks in the Northland.  Drawing from the area’s superb brewing waters and its firmly-rooted craft beer culture, craft breweries in the Northland are making impressive beverages, and impressive names for themselves.  These local breweries are riding a national […]

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Mia Thibodeau
08.19.2015

Minnesota Adopts New Law Affecting LLCs

A limited liability company or “LLC” is a form of business entity often used to hold business or investment assets, particularly if the asset presents some financial risk to the owner. For example, an individual purchasing a duplex to rent out might set up an LLC to hold title to the duplex in order to […]

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Dehlia Seim
08.19.2015

Guarantor Liability

So you’re an entrepreneur with a snappy idea for a business. You meet with a lawyer and form a limited liability company to protect your assets as you venture into the new enterprise. Next is procuring the financing to get this business up and running. Because your new limited liability company has no assets yet, […]

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Matt Hanka
07.07.2015

Mineral and Mining Law in Northeastern Minnesota – a primer on state mineral policy, mineral rights and leasing

The combination of ferrous and non-ferrous mineral and mining resources have long made Northeastern Minnesota a mining powerhouse.  Minnesota has been a leading producer of iron ore and taconite for decades.  Large quantities of Minnesota’s high grade ferrous mineral resources were mined over time, but substantial quantities of lower grade iron ore remains.  New technologies […]

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Dehlia Seim
05.19.2015

Hot Tips for Purchase Agreements

With the seasonal shift comes the busy season for real estate sales, so it’s time for a primer on purchase agreements. Whether it’s your first purchase or your tenth sale, purchase agreement review is critical. You may think that if you’ve seen one purchase agreement, you have seen them all, but not so. Every attorney […]

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Donald Erickson
05.15.2015

2015 Workplace Issues

By: Donald C. Erickson, Senior Counsel, Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A., Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association As we move into another new year, employers face increased and new workplace challenges to stay abreast of the ever-changing employment laws, to avoid the costs of non-compliance, including working time […]

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