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  1. I am looking for some help. I know and feel that I have been mistreated by the Robbinsdale Police Department. On January 20th, 2016 My daughters and my house was raided for drugs, they thought we were selling them. And this was not proven. They took the children that were here into protection. When they first came in the door Steven Crandell asked if they could change Moosie's (Moosie is my great-grandson) diaper and they said no. I am telling you this because it comes into play later. So, they tore up my house and yelled and cursed at me, because they think I allow this bad behavior. Yes in a way I did but it was Elizabeth who was using and bringing questionable people into the house. I did not know I had the 'power' to contradict her in regard to things like this. So after the children were taken one of the officers made comments about how we let the Moosie sit it shitty diapers. They were incredibly rude and mean to me and made comments like 'Call home inspections, let's get this house condemed'.And when they called my grandaughter Lisa to let her know what had happened and where her children were. They made a point of telling her that they were either going to have the house condemned or seized. So, a little about myself, I suffer from severe anxiety. I am agoraphobic. And I told them that. And that is when they decided to tell me they were going to take me to jail. I freaked, and they said they could take me to hospital.I had been sitting in the living room dealing with them for a couple of hours and I had just awakened and did not have a chance to urinate. I asked them if I could go pee before we left they told me 'No, you can go when you get to the hospital'. When it was time to go they took me out to a police car and I was wearing slippers and a robe and a nightgown.And they transported me with out a seat belt. No underwear and it was January 20th. There was snow on the ground, 5 inches, that day as well as being very cold , 15 degrees. And my destination was North Memorial, I had handcuffs on and they did not take them off until I was in the hospital. Later that day I was let out. I was only wearing slippers, a robe and the scrubs that the ER gave to me. They called a taxi for me but it took a few hours. So I got to sit in the entrance way of the hospital in my robe, slippers and scrubs until the taxi came and got me. And when I finally got home I could not get in my house. They locked it up and left the keys on the kitchen table. Luckily, my neighbor from across the alley was here and helped me get into my house. I can't believe that taking a women in her 60's out in public wearing only a robe, nightgown and slippers is acceptable. There are a few more examples of the mistreatment we received by the RPD but this is the one I consider to be the worse. Who does that to a 63 year old woman? I will most certainly own that there was bad judgement and drug use. But does this justify their behavior towards ME? Later in the day after I got home a social worker from Adult Protection came to see me. Apparently an officer in the RPD called on my behalf. This indicates to me they realized that something was askew Thanking in advance, especially since my question is rather lengthy.
  2. My daughter's father is ordered to pay monthly support plus 20% of his $11,000 in arrears. This was ordered when he signed a new payment plan with the child support magistrate. Since the new order, he has not paid anything towards his arrears. When talking to my child support worker, she states it only happens with income withholding cases. Is that the real truth? Also, my child support worker has allowed him to make half payments after this new order. I didn't know she has higher authority than a Judges order. Reason behind our new court order is I proved he has been working for cash and not reporting his income. He claimed he wasn't working cause of knee problems so the Judge had his monthly support amount at $0 a month. After the new findings, the Judge wasn't to happy and slapped him with $400 a month support, 20% of arrears and 61% of medical/dental expenses. The Judge also made him sign a new payment plan that day. In the findings, he was also receiving food stamps and medical without reporting income. Our daughter now has braces and I did all the proper steps and paperwork to get his share of dental expenses. He is taking me to court as he doesn't want to pay. I understand 100% that visitation and child support do not go together, but he hasn't exercised his visitation rights at all. Matter of fact, he hasn't seen her in 11 years besides the casual passing in the public stores. He doesn't know what her teeth look like, but I have the orthodontic paperwork to back me up. I also have new documentation that he is working for cash again and not reporting. I brought this up to my child support worker and she states, once again, there is nothing she can do. The last time I proved him working for cash, I did hire a lawyer as it can be difficult to prove in court. So, I have a few questions if I may... Can I hold him in contempt for non payment of arrears? Can I bring this up in our upcoming court appearance even though its in regards to braces payment? Can I ask for a purge payment or compel on arrears? Would the Judge look at my proof I have that he is working for cash without a lawyer, keeping in mind his past?
  3. I own my home free & clear. It's worth a estimated $210,000 This is the first home I bought myself. I also have a life estate with my mother & brother on her home. Estimated value $275,000 Owned free & clear Now if we sold my Mother's home first, Would it be exempt from income taxes since it's the first time we sold a home? Then If I sold my home later, would I pay income taxes on the sale price? Not sure how it works
  4. Looking to develop recourse and find supporting case law to fight and invalidate unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious zoning amendment recommended by an incompetent and negligent bunch of planning committee members. Statutory city with council and planning commission. Planning commission displayed significant lack of expertise, knowledge and comprehension of the task at hand and what was being voted on and failed in their duty to adequately weigh, discuss or understand the nature of the recommendation and vote.
  5. Does a Will in Minnesota need to be notarized to make it legal?
  6. I completed a simple will for my mother using online forms. The form said it was for my state- Minnesota. We brought the will to a Notary at our bank. Mom signed it, Notary stamped it etc. Is the will legal now? Is there anything else we need to do? Do we file it with anyone or some department? The Notary wasn't sure. We are going to store it in our safe deposit box where both of us have access to it. Thank You
  7. Two relatives own 200 acres of undivided farmland (each owns 100 acres) that is worked by a single farmer, with a single lease that specifies that rent checks are to be mailed to each owner annually. 1) If one owner dies without a Will, will his property be sold by probate court? If so, will this prevent the living owner from receiving his own rent check? 2) If one owner dies with a Will, will the status of his property be determined by probate court?, and will this potentially interrupt the living owner from receiving his own rent check?
  8. My family and I live on a private road with 6 other property owners (7 total) and the shared road is 1/7 owned by each property owner. Upon purchase of the property the covenant states that the property owners are responsible for road maintenance and snow removal. Unfortunately, we have one family in this small development that refuses to contribute. He has failed to pay for any snow removal or road maintenance. The rest of the property owners are just as frustrated as us because we're having to cover his cost of everything. We want to move forward with some sort of legal action but are unsure what our options are and where to start. Any ideas?
  9. During our lease renewal some people signed electronically using DocuSign. One member never signed and I recently received an email showing the lease as void.... Every page of it had "VOID" printed on it online. I contacted management and they said this wasn't correct and it was saved in another file. My question is which lease is valid.... The one with VOID on it or another one they saved?
  10. I got into a minor fender bender in Oct 2013. I hit a car in front of me and the man in the car hit a woman in a van in front of him. The man filed a claim which came through my insurance company. No one filed a police report. The woman did not file a claim through my insurance company. My mother (owner of the car I was driving) and I just received a subpoena because the woman who was in the van is suing us for lost wages and medical bills for an extraneous amount of money. She tried to make a claim through her insurance company for medical bills and lost wages but the insurance company would not process the claim. What can I do to fight this?
  11. Can the owners of a small neighborhood of twin homes 25 or so- vote to form a HOA? What is needed to form one?
  12. if found drugs in a baggie is the weight of the baggie considered the weight of the drug or do they weigh the drug with out the baggie
  13. Where or who do I go to have wright county CPS investigated or looked into on how they handle cases. They do not do their job whats so ever. Not only that have social workers who work there use meth. Ex got a domestic and interfering with 911 call, he then flipped the switch making all these allegations that I was a horrible mom and use with my kid around. Basically, to get the eyes off of him, they asked me to do ua, which i did was negative (I had nothing to do with case besides call the cops for safety of my kids). Two days later asked me to do another ua, said if i didn't do it I would get in trouble and they'd take my kids because I was refusing to take it. I took another one here it comes back 121/50 ml of meth, I asked for the test to get a second opinion at another lab cause I haven't used, i would've even paid for it, and they say they dont do that. Next day did another ua and past that. They came and took all 3 of my kids still. The last time I used was right after my dad died in June 2016, along with my ex who made all the accusations. A case started middle of November, took roughly 28 ua as all neg even did hair follicle negative as well. a case plan didn't get made till middle of January, Not once did they give me any resources or guide me threw any of this, they are lazy and corrupt setting people up to fail. Judge order to see the kids 3x a week, I was lucky if I seen them once a week. I went 16 days not seeing my 6, 5, and 1 year old. Went to court end of Jan, nothing changed , I followed every little thing and took all these UA's with negative results and little over 3 months into it not one thing changed. The ex who got the charges had court they ended up dropping both charges when even in the police report it says they found my phone and keys in his pocket. The night of the domestic, i couldn't do or call anyone, so the first chance i got away from him i ran and the kids followed right behind me, this is at 4:30am. Now today, they wouldn't extended my case, I used because they were not giving me nothing, i did everything and bent over backwards you could say. Told me they were terminating my rights which, they said that i had 3 days of option to voluntarily give up rights. My lawyer said I should do that because we have received nothing the whole process and i wouldn't want to be declared an unfit mom. I just need help on where i can go to get my case or the county investigated, what they did is wrong on so many levels. Here I sit with no kids, im used to chaos and now its just silent. The Judge granted the order of terminating rights with reasonable parenting time which is up to the dads. I went to inpatient treatment successfully and now i barely get to see the kids or talk to them. The ex who I have my 1 year old with is a user on top of all this, the one who got domestic,and they never made him to a hair follicle and they gave my little girl custody to him. Any help or suggestions or guidance of what I could do will be very appreciated.
  14. New to the area and beginning a relationship, my boyfriend and I agreed that before we became intimate we would each have an STD panel. I made an appointment with a physician recommended to me by a friend. The whole experience was horrible for reasons I won't go into. However, recently I happened to look on the MyChart website, where one can access records, make appointments, etc., and looked at the doctor's notes for that appointment. I was was horrified to find she had written that my pregnancies (the last one over 27 years ago) were complicated by IV drug use. That is absolutely untrue. I cannot imagine how she came to that conclusion because there would be no support in any records for such an outlandish suggestion. I did have a short stint using IV drugs following a trauma, but that was over five years ago and fully 23 years after the birth of my last child. I believe it has more to do with the doctor's delivery of substandard care to a woman she believed to be undeserving because of prior drug use, than it has to do with reality and who I actually am. How else could she so thoughtlessly write such rot? I asked to have this removed. Despite receiving a note from her office saying it had been, it has not. All my physicians in this medical system have access to my chart. As well, I have several close family members who could see it. It is untrue, humiliating and potentially damaging to my care. Can I get help? Is there anything I can do? Thank you.
  15. My wife and brother-in-law both work for the same company. An internal position was created within the company that my brother-in-law applied for, and he considers his dream job. Unfortunately, he learned that company policy states that family member cannot by within 2 tiers of each other, which is what would happen in this new position, and would make him ineligible. Fortunately, there was another new internal position created that my wife applied for that would allow my brother-in-law to also be considered for the job he applied for. Both jobs are still within the interview process, and going somewhat slow. My brother-in-law was interviewed last week. My wife is set to interview this week. There is a delay in the results of my brother-in-law's position as it depends on how the interview process of my wife's position goes. This whole process has affected our family, but that's not even my real question. While my brother-in-law is waiting to hear on this new internal position, his current boss has constantly been asking if he's found out if he's hired for the new position. And now just yesterday he is threatening to fire him this Monday if he doesn't find out. With my wife's interview not set until this week, the results will not be decided by Monday! This is absolute madness as my brother-in-law has no control over the process. To my knowledge, his boss has not gone to HR or anyone else to find out how things are going in the hiring process but is instead taking it out on my brother-in-law by threatening him and treating him poorly. His boss has said, however, if my brother-in-law is hired for the new internal position, he would need my brother-in-law for 3 months to help with the transition, yet he is threatening to fire him at the same time! Is his treatment of my brother-in-law and the threats of termination he is making legal? Is is legal to fire someone just because they haven't heard back yet on an internal position? My wife and brother-in-law are both highly regarded in the company for the great job that they do. It just seems unfair on how they are being treated. Any advice, specifically for my brother-in-law's situation would be greatly appreciated!
  16. If a driver records a traffic violation on their dash camera and takes the video to the police station, Can a ticket be issued against the violator? Or do the police have to witness the violation? Just a curiosity question.
  17. I recently Obtained a letter from a past landlord (rental company) from 5 years ago stating that I owed them $1000 for carpet that was replaced. This was 5 years ago so from what I remember there was a rip in the carpet in one of the bedrooms which I was fine paying for. They decided that that the entire unit needed the carpet replace (800sq ft or so and $1600) even though I had shampooed the carpet and had left the unit in the same if not better shape than when we got it. I told them I would pay for the carpet in one bedroom and to take it out of our security deposit ($650). Haven't heard from them in 5 years until I received this letter saying I owed them $1000 or they are taking me to small claims court. Just curious how this will hold up in court. Thoughts?
  18. So i was wondering if i can work 2 different jobs but im only 14? I have a job at dq, i wanted a job at subway too that way i get more money saved up faster.
  19. my 1st UA was positive or faulty and after 2 weeks they put a warrant out and i never got a chance for a 2nd test is that legal ? arent u allowed one retake ?
  20. Hi, I have been engaged for 2 years, and with my "fiance" for 3 years total. I won't get into details about why I am leaving him, unless it makes a difference, but will just say it is a consequence solely of his actions and me being blind to his behaviors for too long. We never made any official plans for a wedding, so there are no issues to worry about there except what to do with the ring. In 2014, a few months before we got engaged, I sold my house that I had owned for 10 months and moved in with him as a result of him pressuring me (I had wanted to make it a rental, as a back-up if I'm being honest). Since then, the housing market has gone through the roof. A starter house similar to mine now costs substantially more than I paid, and I simply cannot afford any houses on the market right now that are in safe neighborhoods and inhabitable condition without being absolutely house-poor. I have also been looking at apartments, but those I have found in areas I would feel safe living as a single female are either priced outside what I can reasonably afford (which I consider to be <50% of my income), or won't allow my dog. I make enough to not qualify for any assistance programs, but not enough to actually be able to afford the outrageous rent prices here along with insurance, student loan payments, car payment, bills, etc. Adding to that, I still have all my lawn and garden equipment from my house, grill, tools, and 2 bed frames, but my "fiance" sold my dining room set, one of the mattress sets, and my living room furniture (against my wishes) so I will likely need to rent a storage unit as well as purchase new furniture. In the meantime, my "fiance's" house has increased in value well by over $100k. This is not including improvements, of which many have been done either by myself or with my help, all using my tools (of which he has lost, damaged, or broken most). I have been paying him "rent" since moving in, which is 33% of his mortgage, along with 33% of the home's utilities. No rental agreement was ever signed, and he never reported having a renter. Minnesota doesn't recognize domestic partnerships nor common law marriages- do I have any rights or options to not walk away so taken from this experience? I really appreciate any feedback, even if it is that I'm SOL. Lots of lessons learned here, that's for sure...
  21. Hello, I have a question in regards to my "marriage" the officiant never filed our marriage certificate from 2015, everyone keeps telling me we are still married. How is that? Sense we never recieved the marriage license I figured we never actually got married. If the license never gets filed then can we stay "single"?
  22. I was filling my taxes and notice that on most of my pay stubs there is $0 on both state and federal. On my w2 there was $.26 on federal and $.14 on state taken out. I never filled out a w4 therefore my understanding that i should be claiming 0. I pulled up a payroll check calculator and put in one of my pay stubs and it shows as if I was claiming 0. The Fica SS tax was correct and so was the Fica medicare tax, on the calculator and pay stub. The federal and state on my pay stub has $0. It shows on the calculator it should be 7.91 for federal and 4.00 for state. Im unsure of who to contact or what type of lawyer to seek for this. Anything would help to figure out what direction to with this. Can take pictures if needed.
  23. I get drug tested at Minnesota Monitoring and have an open Chips case threw wright county. I've been testing there for now about 2 1/2 to 3 months and they have sent every result to the county. 2/28/2017 they finally realized they never had an release sign by me to disclose the results to wright county. The worker there knows that they messed up, she also said that if i didn't sign the release she wasnt going to test and would mark it as a refusal. I talked to another girl who actually is in the same predicament and they made her sign the release the first day she tested. My questions is, are they able to send my results and info without a release signed by me? Will the results hold up in court without that release signed? Cant they get in trouble for doing that or can I sue them?
  24. I wondering wondering if anyone has dealt with contingency sales and earnest money situations before...below is a narrative detailing this..... The home (the rental) was initially a contingency sale....a purchase price was agreed to and earnest money was put down ($1,000). The contingency was the sale of the buyers home, and eventually their home sold, and they should have moved toward applying for a loan for the purchase of the house. However, they did not inform us of the sale of their home (I did my period search to their listing agent to be sure, and discovered it sold in June 2016.) I did not discover the sale of their home until mid July 2016, so I call them and they said they would not be able to continue with the purchase due to financial difficulties. According the the state of Mn. earnest is returned to buyers only if they are declined for a loan, or the sale of their home does not occur. The buyers did not show proof of being declined for a loan, only stating they could not afford it, therefore the earnest money should go the the sellers. In addition, by not informing us to the sale of their home they broke the contingency agreement and held the home hostage during a period of time we could have tried to sell it. This breach should also been a reason why the earnest money come back to the sellers. We lost earnest money and the potential to sell.
  25. I am a first time landlord and learning some lessons quickly. We are in a transition period between 2 groups of renter's, with one lease coming to a full conclusion and a new one beginning. Before the new party was able to move in I conducted a final inspection....upon entering the house I was immediately overwhelmed with pet odor. The lease clearly states that no pets will be allowed unless there is written permission from the landlord. In the 2 years this group rented the house, they did not communicate with me about any pets. I found cat puke in multiple spots on rugs, heavy pets odors throughout the house. 4 days after the official move out date and the new family was moving in I contacted the previous renter's and explained to them why I would not be returning their security deposit. They shot back that if we did not return the security deposit that they would be asking us to pay the water bill, as the lease states. This detail of the lease had never been brought to my attention during the 2 years they lived in the house, and I failed to see this detail in the lease myself. The utilities are in their name, and they paid all of them fully for 2 years, but now they are asking to be reimbursed for all the water they used for 2 years after they moved out and the lease is complete. In total, the renter's had 4 cats and 2 dogs in a house that asked for no pets unless receiving permission. Also, they made adjustments to the house, changing fencing to accommodate 2 large dogs, removing vintage shelving from basement pantry, removing landlord furniture from the house after moving out, and adding an additional tenant to the household without mentioning it. You may wonder how as a landlord all this could happen without my knowledge? Well. the house is 200 miles from my home, each time I made attempts to do a walk-through (3 total) they were conveniently out of town. My question? If these renters's were planning to ask for the water bill to be reimbursed shouldn't they have done this while they were still renter's and not only as a result of hearing they would not be receiving their security deposit.? Do any of the breaches of contract they committed trump the entire agreement and place the lease in default and their rights to claim any part of it? Anyone have some light to shed on this one.?