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Legislative Top 5: March 5, 2021

Tune In Downtown Minneapolis is preparing for Minnesota’s first live broadcast, high-profile trial. Jury selection is set to begin on Monday in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin is accused of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last summer. Opening statements are scheduled to ...


Pandemic Impact on Working Moms

Tami Diehm, Firm President, was a featured panelist in a roundtable discussion on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on working mothers hosted by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Panelists covered a wide range of topics, from retention and advancement of women in the workplace, to public policy changes, the importance of women in leadership, ...

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Legislative Top 5: February 26, 2021

The news of the week is the arrival of the always long-awaited February Forecast. However, with just two weeks before the first deadline, several other issues are making headlines as well. State Economic Forecast is Good News Minnesota Management and Budget today released a new state economic forecast, showing a $1.6 billion surplus for the ...

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Legislative Top 5: February 19, 2021

With only three weeks until the first legislative deadline, higher profile legislative initiatives have started moving through committees and, in some cases, been voted on by the full House or Senate. Next Friday, February 26, the long-awaited February forecast will be released at 2:00 p.m. The legislature must base the budget on the February forecast. ...


Winthrop & Weinstine’s first female president draws on council experience in pursuing projects

Firm President Tami Diehm was interviewed by the StarTribune to discuss what it means to her to serve as Winthrop & Weinstine’s first female president. She explained that promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and promoting women within the legal profession are important factors for her. Tami sees individuality and diversity as one of the ...


Future of Condominium Development

Real Estate attorney Tami Diehm will participate in a panel discussion with the Urban Land Institute Minnesota Housing Council on December 9, 2020. The discussion will feature key industry leaders from the finance, government, and market perspectives on the future of condominium development. Panelists Stephanie Hawkinson, City of Edina Jeff Washburne, City of Lakes Land ...

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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Announcements from the Minnesota Capitol

The Minnesota House of Representatives released the committee structure and chairs for the 2021-2022 legislative session the evening of November 30, 2020. On December 1, 2020, the State released the November budget forecast, which has improved significantly since an unusual mid-year forecast last summer. November Forecast The numbers released December 1, 2020, show that the ...

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2021 – 2022 Minnesota Senate Committee Structure

The Minnesota Senate released information on committees for the 2021-2022 legislative session, which begins on January 5, 2021, at noon. Included in the information is the list of committees that will be formed, the standing committee meeting days and times, and the chair of each committee. Further information, including the size and specific members who ...


LFA Women’s Forum Trailblazer Panel

Attorney Tami Diehm joins the Law Firm Alliance (LFA) Women’s Forum on November 17 at 1:00PM CT for a panel discussion featuring some of the trailblazers in the LFA.  In light of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing and women’s 100th anniversary of the right to vote, the panel will feature three female Managing Partners/Directors (current or ...

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2020 Election Recap

Update: November 6, 11:00AM CT Since the initial posting on November 4, 2020, votes have continued to be tabulated and initial clerical errors have been fixed, resulting in changes to the following races: Minnesota House of Representatives HD 6A: Incumbent Julie Sandstede (DFL) now leads by 50 votes. Initial counts indicated she had lost. HD ...


What are the rules for businesses to engage in state elections?

The rules governing how businesses can engage in elections are complex and can create significant legal and political issues if they are not navigated properly. On August 25, attorneys Tami Diehm and Jordan Mogensen will join the Minnesota Business Partnership Deputies to discuss the “do’s” and “don’ts” of election laws in Minnesota. They will discuss ...

August 25, 2020

12:00 PM CT

2020 Minnesota Primary Results

By: Joseph T. Bagnoli

What follows is an overview of the results of the August 11, 2020, primary in Minnesota.  Not every race is included; instead those races that involved incumbents, or were otherwise notable are discussed. US Senate Incumbent Democrat Tina Smith handily prevailed in her primary with 87% of the vote. She will face the former one-term ...

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