The Minnesota Fidlar eByte: May 2017


Last week, Fidlar Technologies hosted their Tenth Annual Educational Symposium. Nearly 200 guests from over 100 counties attended the event at the Fidlar office in Davenport, Iowa. Guest speakers included Mark Ladd who discussed UETA and the possibilities for the end of the paper document. Industry professionals walked attendees through an electronic land transaction – defining eClosings, eNotarizations, eRecording and eReturns along the way. Jake Gibson, a data security expert, from LightEdge discussed the current state of data security in the industry and the existing threats to the Recorder’s Office.

Additionally, workshops led by county officials were conducted. These sessions examined ways to keep the public informed of services exclusive to the Recorder’s Office like Property Fraud Alert. The symposium was a success and we pride ourselves in the partnerships we have with each and every county.



“I was happy to speak during the Creating Office Policies Workshop during the Educational Symposium. I wanted to communicate to my colleagues about the importance of establishing strong office policies and how they can be beneficial to both staff and constituents alike. My main points were to urge offices to set a recording cutoff time and to establish clear end-user agreement for Laredo. Having set practices allows us smooth day-to-day operations. I think they are very beneficial to our office.” – Rick Kvien, Steele County Recorder


“To let my staff give the best service possible, we’ve set standard procedures and protocol for each of the recording methods we currently practice in Faribault County. By having these items set, my staff and customers know what to expect as we work together. I think it was wise to have a procedural workshop during the Educational Symposium. It’s helpful for new officials as well as a good reminder for those of us that have been around a while.” – Sherry Asmus, Faribault County Recorder