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OUR WINTER 2020 NEWSLETTER IS OUT!

March 19, 2020

In this edition:

  • Springboard for the Arts as Nonprofit Spotlight

  • Mendoza Law Awarded Small Business of the Year

  • Minnesota's 2019 Broadband Grant Recipients Announced

  • MPUC Approves Settlement Regarding Frontier's Telephone Service Quality

Read our full newsletter by clicking the link below. 

MINNESOTA’S 2019 BROADBAND GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

January 23, 2020

The Minnesota Office of Broadband Development has released its broadband grant recipients for the 2019 cycle. Over $23 million in state funding was awarded to 30 projects across Minnesota to improve broadband speeds and infrastructure. 

Read more about the grants in the full article.

MPUC APPROVES SETTLEMENT REGARDING FRONTIER’S TELEPHONE SERVICE QUALITY

January 23, 2020

In October 2019, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission held a hearing regarding a settlement between Frontier Communications and the Minnesota Department of Commerce. The settlement came after the Commission received a large volume of complaints regarding Frontier’s telephone service quality, customer service, and billing practice and after the Department of Commerce investigated Frontier’s alleged violation of Minnesota’s state telecommunications regulatory statutes.

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission released its Order approving the settlement with modifications on January 22, 2020. The settlement is now in effect and Frontier must begin reporting its compliance with the service quality metrics set forth in the settlement.

Read about the details of the settlement in the full article.

THE SUMMER NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE!

July 17, 2019

Our summer newsletter was published today. You can read it by clicking on the link below. 

EXISTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES: WHEN A NON-PROFIT FEELS IT MUST SEPARATE IN TWO

June 05, 2019

Spin-offs happen in the for-profit sector quite frequently, and most often for financial reasons.  However, spin-offs in the non-profit sector happen much less frequently, and when one does occur, it is usually the result of an unfortunate sequence of events. 

 

This article explores the situations in which a non-profit board may want to consider separating their non-profit into two separate organizations

Click the link below to learn more.

IGNORE THE “BOILERPLATE” AT THY OWN PERIL

April 18, 2019

So-called boilerplate provisions are the “standard” clauses often lumped together at the end of a contract. If you ignore boilerplate language, you do so at you or your client’s peril.

Click the link below to learn more about this contract language which can and should be modified, and should definitely not be ignored. 

MINNESOTA MUSIC MONTH

April 12, 2019

Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed the month of April to be "Minnesota Music Month"! The Minnesota Music Coalition and The Current will be celebrating and promoting all of the special Minnesota music events happening throughout the month of April. Thank you Governor Walz for recognizing the amazing work Minnesota musicians do every day to enrich our lives and culture.

MECHANICS OF MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT TAKE SHAPE

March 05, 2019

In 2018, the Music Modernization Act (MMA) was enacted into law, it is the most significant overhaul to music copyright laws in decades. 

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Click the link below to learn how this could affect licenses for digital music services and distribution of royalties.

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