Sunday, August 9, 2009

Judges - District of Minnesota

U.S. District Court Judges

» Chief Judge Michael Davis
» Judge James Rosenbaum
» Judge John Tunheim
» Judge Ann Montgomery
» Judge Donovan Frank
» Judge Joan Ericksen
» Judge Patrick Schiltz
» Sr. Judge Donald Alsop
» Sr. Judge Paul Magnuson
» Sr. Judge David Doty
» Sr. Judge Richard Kyle
» Chief Mag. Judge Raymond Erickson
» Mag. Judge Franklin Noel
» Mag. Judge Arthur Boylan
» Mag. Judge Susan Richard Nelson
» Mag. Judge Janie S. Mayeron
» Mag. Judge Jeanne J. Graham
» Mag. Judge Jeffrey Keyes
» Mag. Judge Mary Kay Klein

U.S. Court of Appeals

» Judge James Loken
» Judge Diana Murphy

U.S. Bankruptcy Court

» Chief Judge Nancy Dreher
» Judge Robert Kressel
» Judge Dennis O'Brien
» Judge Gregory Kishel

Follow the money

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Dakota County produces a CAFR each year to show the public an accurate picture of the county’s financial condition. The report has 4 main reports – Statement of Activities, Statement of Net Assets, Balance Sheet, and the Statement of Revenues and Expenditures. The Office of the State Auditor audits the CAFR annually.


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This page was last updated on: 07/02/2009

Roseville, MN
Annual Budget Documents Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports
2009 Adopted Budget 2008 CAFR
2008 Adopted Budget 2007 CAFR
2007 Adopted Budget 2006 CAFR
2006 Adopted Budget 2005 CAFR
2005 Adopted Budget 2004 CAFR
2004 Adopted Budget 2003 CAFR
2003 Adopted Budget 2002 CAFR

Ramsey County, MN

The County’s externally audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is a statement of the County’s financial activity for the fiscal year, and the financial condition as of the end of the fiscal year.

The TOP of our Constitutional Government.

Sheriff Don Gudmundson

Experience: Sheriff Gudmundson

  • Don worked as a uniformed patrol officer in Detroit, Michigan.
  • As a homicide detective, investigated robbery, rape, and burglary murders in the City of Detroit.
  • Worked as a special agent in the Homicide Squad for the Illinois Bureau of Investigation in Chicago.
  • Assigned to Cook County Organized Crime Homicide Task Force, investigating Mafia assassinations.
  • Served as Sheriff of Fillmore County for ten years.
  • Chief of Police in Lakeville, Minnesota, for five years.
  • First elected Sheriff of Dakota County in 1994 and re-elected three times since then.
  • Taught Criminal Justice at Winona State University from 1981 to 1989.

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota
  • Graduate of the Detroit Police Academy
  • Graduate of Illinois Bureau of Investigation Academy
  • Graduate of the 37th Session of the Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS) at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia

Additional Information:

  • Don is well-known in the professional speaking circuit, where he has instructed law enforcement management groups nation-wide, including the FBI, Office of the Inspector General, Sheriffs’ Associations, and Chiefs of Police Associations. He also has spoken to members of the public utility industry and other public service organizations. One of Don’s speeches titled, “Fall in a Mud Puddle, Get Up and Check Your Pockets for Fish,” is a fast-moving and humorous look at living and working in the 21st century.
  • Stories written by Don can be found published in a book called, “Law and Disorder.”
This page was last updated on: 01/18/2007

County Attorney officer of the court. Thats another branch.

Dakota County Attorney's Office
James C. Backstrom, County Attorney
Judicial Center
1560 Highway 55
Hastings MN 55033-2343
651-438-4499 (Fax)
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Our Mission Statement

To promote justice, public safety, and effective government by
prosecuting crime, protecting those in need, and representing Dakota County.

This page was last updated on: 02/22/2007

The Very Top of government.

Name Position
Willis Branning Commissioner, District 7
Thomas Egan Commissioner, District 3
Kathleen Gaylord Commissioner, Chair, District 2
Joseph Harris Commissioner, District 1
Paul Krause Commissioner, District 6
Nancy Schouweiler Commissioner, District 4
Liz Workman Commissioner
James Backstrom Attorney
Don Gudmundson Sheriff

It all starts right HERE, At the Top

Congressional Leadership

Harry Reid Majority Leader
Harry Reid (D-NV)
Mitch McConnell Minority Leader
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Nancy Pelosi Speaker
Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-8th)
Steny H. Hoyer Majority Leader
Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD-5th)
John A. Boehner Minority Leader
John A. Boehner (R-OH-8th)

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Residence: Chicago, IL

Marital Status: Married (Michelle)

Prev. Occupation: Attorney, Lecturer

Prev. Political Exp.: IL Senate, 1996-2004; US Senate, 2004-08

Education: BA Columbia University, 1983; JD Harvard University, 1991

Birthdate: 08/04/1961

Birthplace: Unknown, See USSC, etc.

Religion: United Church

Percentage in Last Election: 53%

Major Opponent: John McCain

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Residence: Wilmington

Marital Status: Married (Jill)

Prev. Occupation: Attorney

Prev. Political Exp.: New Castle Co. Council, 1970-72; US Senate, 1972-2009

Education: BA University of Delaware, 1965; JD Syracuse University, 1968

Birthdate: 11/20/1942

Birthplace: Scranton, PA

Religion: Catholic

Residence: Minneapolis

Marital Status: Married (John Bessler)

Prev. Occupation: Attorney, Prosecutor

Prev. Political Exp.: Hennepin Co. Attorney, 1999-2006

Education: Yale University, 1982; JD University of Chicago, 1985

Birthdate: 05/25/1960

Birthplace: Plymouth, MN

Religion: Christian

Percentage in Last Election: 58%

Major Opponent: Mark Kennedy









Current Elected Office Contact Information

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Washington, D.C. Office:

302 Hart Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510-2305
Phone: (202) 224-3244
Fax: (202) 228-2186

Minneapolis Office: (more district offices) 1200 Washington Avenue South, Suite 250
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
Phone: (612) 727-5220
Fax: (612) 727-5223

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Residence: Minneapolis

Marital Status: Married (Franni)

Prev. Occupation: Comedian, Writer, Radio Host

Prev. Political Exp.: no prior elected office

Education: BA Harvard University, 1973

Birthdate: 05/21/1951

Birthplace: New York, NY

Religion: Jewish

Percentage in Last Election: 41%

Major Opponent: Norm Coleman

Residence: Lakeville

Marital Status: Married (Vicky)

Prev. Occupation: Consultant, Farmer

Prev. Political Exp.: no prior elected office

Military: USMC, 1969-94

Education: BA Rice University, 1969; MPA Shippensburg University, 1988

Birthdate: 09/06/1947

Birthplace: Allentown, PA

Religion: Methodist

Percentage in Last Election: 57%

Major Opponent: Steve Sarvi

Residence: St. Paul

Marital Status: Divorced

Prev. Occupation: Teacher, Retail Sales

Prev. Political Exp.: North St. Paul City Council, 1986-92; MN House, 1992-2000

Education: BS College of St. Catherine, 1987

Birthdate: 07/12/1954

Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN

Religion: Catholic

Percentage in Last Election: 68%

Major Opponent: Ed Matthews

Residence: Eagan

Marital Status: Married (Mary)

Prev. Occupation: Attorney

Prev. Political Exp.: MN House, 1992-02

Education: BA University of Minnesota, 1983; JD University of Minnesota, 1986

Birthdate: 11/27/1960

Birthplace: St. Paul, MN

Religion: Lutheran

Percentage in Last Election: 47%

Major Opponent: Michael Hatch

Residence: South St. Paul

Marital Status: Married (Sandie)

Prev. Occupation: Banker

Prev. Political Exp.: MN House, 1974-86

Education: University of Minnesota

Birthdate: 10/26/1943

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Residence: South St. Paul

Marital Status: Married (Suzanne)

Prev. Occupation: Soil & Water Conservationist

Prev. Political Exp.: Dakota Co. Soil & Water Conservation District, 1996-present

Education: BS Upper Iowa University, 1985; MS Iowa State University, 1967

Birthdate: 03/01/1963

Birthplace: Albert Lea, MN