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Upcoming book events in Minnesota and Iowa

Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann will have events in the coming week at bookstores in Minnesota and Iowa for their award-winning true crime book, The Girls Are Gone.

Since being released  The Girls Are Gone has been a commercial and critical success. Earlier this month, Brodkorb and Allison Mann were awarded a 2019 Independent Publisher Book AwardBrodkorb and Mann announced last month that the third printing of their book had been ordered.

The Kindle Edition of The Girls Are Gone has appeared on multiple “best seller” lists by AmazonThe Girls Are Gone is published by Wise Ink Creative Publishing.

Brodkorb and Mann have appeared at over 25 events for their book in the last few months, and more book events will be announced in the next week.

Ten-month investigation by lawyers board into MacDonald continues

The Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility’s investigation into alleged violations by Michelle MacDonald of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct governing licensed attorneys has entered its tenth month, according to a letter from the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility.

The ten-month investigation into the alleged violations by MacDonald was opened after Missing in Minnesota filed a formal complaint with the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility in June after MacDonald filed a “frivolous and vexatious” lawsuit against Missing in Minnesota, which appears to be in violation of an Order of the Minnesota Supreme Court which details the conditions by which MacDonald is allowed to practice law.

The lawsuit filed by MacDonald against Missing in Minnesota was dismissed last month by a judge in Ramsey County.

MacDonald was an unsuccessful candidate for the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2018, having previously lost two bids for the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2014 and 2016. Continue reading

Criminal charge filed against Jay Bukstein for violating restraining order

Jay Bukstein has been criminally charged for violating an Harassment Restraining Order (HRO) filed against him in Dakota County by Michael Brodkorb. Bukstein violated the conditions of the HRO less than 90 minutes after a judge in Dakota County upheld the HRO filed by Brodkorb against Jay Bukstein.

Last month, Brodkorb was granted HROs against Kimberley and Jay Bukstein after they harassed Brodkorb for the past year.

Kimberley and Jay Bukstein have been supporters of Dede Evavold, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, and Michelle MacDonald. Both Kimberley and Jay Bukstein are also “qualified” Rule 114 ADR Neutrals for the Minnesota Supreme Court. The Buksteins are referenced in the new best-selling true crime book,  The Girls Are Gone, which was written by Brodkorb and Allison Mann.

According to public court documents filed in Dakota County, Jay Bukstein is scheduled to be arraigned in court on June 4, 2019. The HROs against the Buksteins remain in effect until March 14, 2021.

Please follow Missing in Minnesota on Twitter and Facebook for updates on the legal developments involving Kimberley and Jay Bukstein.

‘The Girls Are Gone’ wins Independent Publisher Book Award

Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann have been awarded a 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award in True Crime for their book The Girls Are Gone. The gold medal win was announced yesterday.

The Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) are one of “the oldest, most established independent book awards in operation” and have been awarded annually for over 20 years. The IPPYs “reward those who exhibit the courage, innovation, and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing.” The judging criteria for IPPY Awards “is based on quality of content, originality, design, and production with an emphasis on innovation and social relevance.”

Published by Wise Ink Creative Publishing, The Girls Are Gone was released on October 23, 2018. The book provides new details about the disappearance of Samantha and Gianna Rucki and the adults who conspired to keep the missing sisters and the truth hidden.

Since being released  The Girls Are Gone has been a commercial and critical success. Brodkorb and Mann announced last month that the third printing of their book had been ordered.

The Kindle Edition of The Girls Are Gone has appeared on multiple “best seller” lists by AmazonBrodkorb and Mann have appeared at over 25 events for their book in the last few months, and more book events in Minnesota and other states will be announced in the next week.

The Girls Are Gone is available for sale through numerous retailers in both paperback and ebook.

The 23rd Annual IPPY Awards ceremony will be held in New York City on May 28, 2019.

 

Book event on Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Woodbury

Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann will have a book signing at Barnes & Noble in Woodbury, Minnesota on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 1 PM – 3 PM.

Since being released last October, The Girls Are Gone has been a commercial and critical success. The Kindle Edition of The Girls Are Gone has appeared on multiple “best seller” lists by AmazonThe Girls Are Gone is published by Wise Ink Creative Publishing.

Brodkorb and Mann announced last month that the third printing of their book had been ordered.

 The Girls Are Gone is available for sale through numerous retailers in both paperback and ebook. Click here to view a list of upcoming book events for Brodkorb and Mann.

Three upcoming book events across Minnesota

Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann will have events in the coming days at bookstores across Minnesota for their new best-selling true crime book, The Girls Are Gone.

Since being released last October, The Girls Are Gone has been a commercial and critical success. The Kindle Edition of The Girls Are Gone has appeared on multiple “best seller” lists by AmazonThe Girls Are Gone is published by Wise Ink Creative Publishing.

Brodkorb and Mann announced last month that the third printing of their book had been ordered.

 The Girls Are Gone is available for sale through numerous retailers in both paperback and ebook. Click here to view a list of upcoming book events for Brodkorb and Mann.

Restraining orders granted for harassing Michael Brodkorb

A judge in Dakota County granted Harassment Restraining Orders (HRO) against two supporters of Dede Evavold, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, and Michelle MacDonald for harassing Michael Brodkorb for the past year.

The HROs were filed separately by Brodkorb against Kimberley Bukstein and her husband, Jay Bukstein, who reside together in St. Paul, Minnesota. The HROs remain in effect until March 14, 2021.

Kimberley Bukstein is a self-described “civil-rights advocate” who was fined $10,000 for the unauthorized practice of law in Ohio in 2013. Both Kimberley and Jay Bukstein are also “qualified” Rule 114 ADR Neutrals for the Minnesota Supreme Court. The Buksteins are referenced in the new best-selling true crime book,  The Girls Are Gone, which was written by Brodkorb and Allison Mann.

In the last year, the Buksteins have repeatedly initiated episodes of unwanted and aggressive contact with Brodkorb via email, text messages, and phone calls. Despite being instructed to cease all contact on countless occasions, the Buksteins continued to contact Brodkorb until they were served with the HROs last month. Twitter accounts connected to both Kimberley and Jay Bukstein were suspended in the last year for engaging in harassment or abusive conduct toward Brodkorb.

Over the last few weeks, the emails, text messages, and phone calls from the Buksteins became more threatening and dangerous.

Emails from Kimberley Bukstein included statements that she was suicidal and that she would soon hang herself with a rope. She sent other emails containing numerous sexual references, a video of her chanting (below) in an unknown language over a copy of  The Girls Are Gone, and an offer to bake for Brodkorb so he could “taste [Kimberley Bukstein’s] soul.”

Many of the emails sent from Kimberley Bukstein to Brodkorb were also sent to Dede Evavold, Michelle MacDonald, and Angela Young. The most concerning emails and texts from Kimberley Bukstein made references to Brodkorb’s children and language suggesting that she was watching Brodkorb from outside his home late at night.

Emails from Jay Bukstein contained numerous threats and profane language. One email from him included a request to come live with Brodkorb at his home.

A court hearing – requested by the Buksteins – about the HROs will be held at the Dakota County Northern Service Center in West St. Paul, Minnesota on April 8, 2019, at 9 AM. Continue reading

Friday: ABC’s ’20/20′ episode about Sandra Grazzini-Rucki

Tomorrow, March 29, 2019, at 10 PM (CST), The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will be broadcasting the episode of ABC’s “20/20” discussed in the new best-selling true crime book,  The Girls Are Gone.

The episode about Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, called “Footprints in the Snow” was first broadcast on April 8, 2016, and was later rebroadcast on March 25, 2017. The episode has since been rebroadcast on multiple television networks in the last two years.

Grazzini-Rucki had tried to stop the rebroadcasts of the episode which found no documentation to verify Grazzini-Rucki’s claim that she was abused by David Rucki. Grazzini-Rucki had taken to Facebook, calling the show “rank propaganda” and encouraging people to register complaints.

In April 2017, Grazzini-Rucki announced she would be filing a defamation lawsuit against ABC, Inc, ABC’s “20/20”, and Elizabeth Vargas, the co-anchor of “20/20”. Grazzini-Rucki claimed she would be seeking “an ungodly amount” of money in her latest lawsuit, but the lawsuit was never filed. Continue reading