Chapter News

  1. Summer 2017 Newsletter

    View our summer newsletter today!


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  2. LDAC Recap

    LDAC Recap - Kassidy Noem

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  3. June 2017 Presidents Letter By Brian R. Tinjum, MAI

    Greetings North Star Chapter Members:

    The 2017 Trends Seminar was well received.  A special thank you to Justin Reed,  MAI - Chair of the 2017 Trends Task Force and his committee: TJ Espensen; Joan Johnson, RM; Byron Miller, SRA, AI-RRS; Frances Odenthal, MAI; Greg Reich, MAI, SRA; Sam Schulte, MAI; Mitch Simonson, MAI; Mary Ulwelling, SRA; Brett Hall, MAI, SRA; and Maribelle Cushman.  I know they invested countless hours to present a successful program.  Justin was also able to get an event sponsor, Co-Star.  Thank you Co-Star for the sponsorship.

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  4. Membership News

    Congratulations to our newly Designated Members
    Reid Loidolt, MAI - TCF Bank in Minnetonks
    Derek Pedersen, MAI - Hosch Appraisal and Consulting in Champlin
    Richard Nordquist, MAI - Insight Realty Advisors in St. Paul
    Charles Paulson, MAI - Springer Appraisals - Rochester, MN - 6-23-17
    Welcome to
    Candidate for Designation—General
    Jonathan Hicks - City of Minneapolis
    Jason Oberhamer - GTRE - Minneapolis
    Travis Shaykett - Shaykett Appraisal - Sioux Falls, SD

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  5. Appraisal Institute Leadership Resource Registry

    Leadership Resource Registry Submissions Due Sept. 1. The 2018 National Leadership Resource Registry is now open for submissions! 

    To be considered for national committees, individuals must express their interests within the Registry by Sept. 1. 

    To access the Registry go to click on
    the tab “About Us” click on “AI Volunteer Opportunities”. Indicate your areas of interest and expertise and volunteer to serve on the National, Regional or Chapter level.

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  6. 2018 North Star Leadership

    Slate for 2018 (voted on and approved at the April 25, 2017 meeting)

    Chapter Officers:    
    President:    Justin Reed, MAI
    Vice President:    Josh Folland, MAI
    Secretary:    Byron Miler, SRA, AI - RRS
    Treasurer:   Christine Mackaman, MAI
    Ex-Officio:    Brian Tinjum, MAI (Immediate Past President)
    Ryan Bessler, MAI    3 Year Term
    Jeff Dahlen, MAI    3 Year Term

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  7. North Star Committee Reports

    Government Relations Committee
    The 2017 legislative season was busy for the North Star AI Government Relations Committee.  As chair of the committee, Bryon Miller lead the committee to rally around three proposed pieces of legislation that we felt would benefit our members and all Minnesota appraisers.  

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  8. Don't miss any important candidate deadlines!

    Do you have designation education to take towards your MAI, SRA, AI-GRS or AI-RRS designation?  You may be eligible for scholarships.

    You may be eligible for a scholarship that will cover the cost of the course*:

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  9. Trends 2017 Presentations

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  10. 2017 Minnesota Legislative Session Talking Points

    Minnesota Statue 82B.08 – Licensing Requirements

    Proposed Legislation:  Require appraisers to be fingerprinted for the initial license.  Appraisers renewing their license may be randomly selected by the commissioner for fingerprinting.  

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