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Ralph R. Erickson – 2011

Ralph R. Erickson – 2011

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Government Act 1978 
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2011 U.S.C. app.  101-111) Person Reporting (last name, first, middle initial) Erickson, Ralph Court Organization District North Dakota Date Report 05/10/2012 Title (Article III judges indicate active senior status; magistrate judges indicate full-or part-time) District Judge--Active Sa. Report Type (check appropriate type) Nomination Date Initial [Z] Annual Sh. Amended Report Final Reporting Period 01/01/2011 12/31/2011 Chambers Office Address 
Quentin Burdick Courthouse 655 !st Ave. N., Ste. 410 Fargo, 58102-4952 
IMPORTANT NOTES: The instructions accompanying this form must followed. Complete all parts, checking the NONE box for each part where you have reportable information. Insert signature last page. POSIT! ONS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 9-13 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable positions.) 
POSITION NAME ORGANIZATION/ENTITY Trustee Trust Director Sharehouse Foundation, Fargo, 
II. AGREEMENTS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 14-16 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable agreements.) 
 
PARTIES AND TERMS 1/15/88 401K Ohnstad Twichell, P.C. 2115193 NDPERS County Retirement Plan 1/02/05 NDPERS State Judicial Retirement Plan 12/31/96 457(b) Plan State North Dakota 
 
 
 
Date Report 
Erickson, Ralph 
05/10/2012 
III. N-INVESTMENT ME. (Reporting individ11a/ and spo11se; see pp. 17-24 filing instr11ctions.) Filers Non-Investment Income [{] NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 
SOURCE AND TYPE INCOME (yours, not spouses) Spouses Non-Investment Income -If you were married during any portion the reporting year, complete this section. 
(Dollar amount not required except for honoraria.) NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) SOURCE AND TYPE 12/31/2011 	Self-employed Optometrist 
 
 
IV. REIMBURSEMENTS --transportation, lodging, food, entertainment. 
(Includes those spouse and dependent children; see 25-27 filmg instructwns) NONE (No reportable reimbursements.) 
SOURCE DATES LOCATION PURPOSE ITEMS PAID PROVIDED 	University South Dakota September 14-15 Vermillion, Guest Lecturer food, lodging School Law 	University St. Thomas November? Minneapolis, Guest Lecturer food School Law 
 
 
Date Report 
Erickson, Ralph 
05/10/2012 GIFTS. (lnc/11des those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 28-31 filing instr11ctions.) 
[{] 	NONE (No reportable gifts.) SOURCE DESCRIPTION VALUE 
 
 
VI. LIABILITIES. (lnc/11des those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 32-33 filing instr11ctions.) 
[{] NONE (No reportable liabilities.) 
CREDITOR DESCRIPTION 
 
VALUE CODE 
 
 
Date Report 
05/10/2012 
Erickson, Ralph 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period (including trust assets) reportmg period ofreporting period 
(1) (2) (2) (I) (2) (3) 
(4) 
Place (X) after each asset Amount Type (e.g., Value Value Type (e.g., Date Value Gain Identity 
exempt from prior disclosure Code div., rent, Code2 Method buy, sell, mm!ddfyy Code2 Code buyer/seller 
(A-H) int (J-P) Code redemption) (J-P) (A-H) (if private 
(Q-W) transaction) Income Gam Codes: =$1.000 less =$1.001 -$2.500 =$2,501 -$5,000 =$5,001 -$15,000 415,001 -$50.000 
(See Columns and 04) =$50.001  $100,000 =$100,001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000.000 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes =$15.000 less =$15.001 -$50.000 =$50,001 -$100.000 =$100.001 -$250,000 
(See Columns and D3) =$250.001 -$500.000 =$500,00 -$1,000.000 =$1.000,001 -$5,000,000 =$5,000.001 -$25,000,000 =$25.000.001 -$50.000.000 =More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market 
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value V=Othcr =Estimated 
 
 
Date Report 
 
0511012012 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS income, vatue, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 fiting instructions.; NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period (including trust assets) reporting period ofreporting period 
(2) (!) (2) (I) (2) (3) (4) (5) 
Place (X) after each asset Amount Type (e.g., Value Value Type(e.g., Date Value Gain Identity 
exempt from prior disclosure Code div., rent, Code Method buy, sell, mrnfdd/yy Code Code buyer/seller 
(A-H) int.) (J-P) Code redemption) (J-P) (A-H) (if private 
 
transaction) Income Gam Codes =$1.000 less =$1,001 -$2.500 c=$2.501 -$5.000 D=$5,00l 15,000 =$15,001 -$50.000 
(See Columns and 04) f=$50.001 -$100,000 G=$100,001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000.000 =More than $5,000.000 Value Codes J=$15.000orless K=$15,001 -$50.000 =$50,001 -$100.000 =$100.001 -$250.000 
(See Colunms and 03) N=$250.00 -$500.000 0=$500,00 -$1,000,000 Pl=$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$5.000,001 -$25,000,000 
P3=$25.000.001 -$50.000.000 =More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment T=Cash Market 
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value V=Othcr W=Est1mated 
 
 
Date Report 
05/10/2012 
Erickson, Ralph 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, vat11e, transactions (Includes those spouse and dependent chitdren; see PP 34-60 fiting instr11ctions.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Descriptton Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting penod 
(including trust assets) reporting period reporting period 
 
(I) (2) (I) (2) (2) (3) (4) (5) 
 
Place (X) after each asset exempt from prior disclosure Amount Code (A-H) Type(e.g., div., rent, int.) Value Code2 (J-P) Value Method Code3 (Q-W) Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption) Date mm/dd/yy Value Code2 (J-P) Gam Code (A-H) Identity buyer/seller (if private transaction) 
BAX Dividend 
 
36. 
BDX Dividend 
 
37. Dividend Sold 07/08/11 Income Gain Codes: =$1,000 less =$1,001 -$2.500 =$2.501 -$5,000 0=$5.001-$15,000 415,001 -$50.000 
(See Columns andD4) F=$50,00I -$100,000 G=$100.001 -$1,000,000 =$1.000,001 -$5.000.000 112 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes J=$15.000 less =$15,001 -$50.000 L=$50.001 -$100.000 =$100.001 -$250.000 
(See Columns and D3) N=$250.001 -$500.000 0=$500,00 -$1.000.000 =$1.000.001 -$5,000,000 =$5.000.001 -$25,000.000 
P3=$25.000.001 -$50.000.000 =More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment T=Cash Market 
(See Column C2) U=Book Value V=Other W=Estimated 
 
 
Date Report 
 
0511012012 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.; NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period 
(including trust assets) reporting period ofreportmg period 
 
(I) (2) (I) (2) (3) (4) (5) 
Place (X) after each asset Amount Type (e.g., Value Value Type (e.g., Date Value Gain Identity 
exempt from prior disclosure Code div., rent, Code2 Method buy, sell, mm/dd/yy Code Code buyer/seller 
(A-H) int.) (J-P) Code3 redemption) (J-P) (A-H) (if private 
 
transaction) 
52. Dividend Sold 07/08/11 (part) 
 
53. 
EMC None Buy 08/25/11 
 
 
(add!) 
ETN Dividend 
EMR Dividend Buy 11/04/11 (add!) Income Gain Codes. =$1.000 less =$1.001 -$2.500 =$2,501 -$5.000 =$5,001 -$15,000 415,001 -$50,000 
(See Columns and 04) =$50.001  $100.000 =$100.001  $1.000.000 =$1.000,001  $5.000.000 112 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes =$15.000 less =$15.001  $50.000 =$50.00  $100.000 =$100.001  $250.000 
(See Columns and D3) =$250.00  $500.000 =$500,00 -$1,000.000 =$1.000.001  $5,000,000 =$5,000.001 -$25,000,000 =$25.000.001  $50.000.000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market 
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estnnatcd 
 
 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS 
--income, vatue, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 fttinc instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reportmg period (including trust assets) reporting period reporting period 
(I) (I) (2) (I) (2) (3) (4) (5) 
Place (X) after each asset 
Amount Type (e.g., Value Value Type(e.g., Date Value Gain Identity exempt from pnor disclosure 
Code 
div., rent, Code Method buy, sell, mm/dd/yy Code2 Code buyer/seller (A-H) int.) (J-P) Code redemption) (J-P) (A-H) (if private (Q-W) transaction) Income Gam Codes. =$1.000 less =$1,001 -$2.500 c42.501-$5,000 D45,001-$15,000 415,001 -$50,000 
(See Columns and D4) F=$50.001 -$100.000 =$100.001-$1,000.000 =$1.000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $5.000,000 Value Codes =$15.000 less K=$15,001 -$50.000 L=$500001 -$100.000 M=$100.001 -$250.000 
(See Cohmms and D3) N=$250,001 -$500.000 0=$500.00 -$1,000.000 =$1.000.001 -$5,000,000 =$5.000.001 -$25,000.000 =$25.000.001 -$50.000.000 =More than $50.000,000 Value Method Codes Q=Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment T=Cash Market 
(See Column C2) =Book Value V=Othcr W=Est1mated 
 
 
Date Report 
Erickson, Ralph 
05/10/2012 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS income, value, transactions (1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period (including trust assets) reporting period ofreporting period 
{I) 
(2) 
(2) (2) (4) (5) 
Place (X) after each asset Amount Type {e.g., Value Value Type {e.g., Date Value Gain Identity 
exempt from prior disclosure Code div., rent, Code2 Method buy, sell, mm/dd/yy Code2 Code buyer/seller 
(A-H) int.) (J-P) Code3 redemption) (J-P) (A-H) {if private 
(Q-W) transaction) Income Gam Codes =$1.000 Jess =$1,00 -$2.500 =$2.501 -$5.000 =$5.001 -$15,000 =$15,00 -$50.000 
(Sec Columns and 04) =$50,001 -$100,000 =$100,001 -$1,000.000 =$1.000,001 -$5,000.000 =Morethan $5.000,000 Value Codes =$15.000 less =$15,001 -$50,000 =$50,001 -$100.000 =$100.001 -$250.000 
(See Columns and 03) =$250,00 -$500.000 =$500,00  $1,000.000 =$1,000.001 -$5,000,000 =$5.000,001 -$25,000,000 =$25,000.001 -$50.000,000 =More than $50.000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market 
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Other W=Est1matcd 
 
 
Date Report 
Erickson, Ralph 
05/10/2012 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.; NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period 
(including trust assets) reporting period reporting period 
 
(I) 
(2) (2) (2) (3) (4) 
Place (X) after each asset exempt from prior disclosure Amount Code (A-H) Type (e.g., div., rent, int.) Value Code (J-P) Value Method Code (Q-W) Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption) Date rnm!dd/yy Value Code (J-P) Gain Code (A-H) Identity buyer/seller (if private transaction) 
103. WMT None Buy (add!) 09129111 
 
!04. WMT Dividend Sold 07/08/11 (part) 
105. WFC Dividend Buy 04/11/11 (add!) Income Gain Codes: =$1.000 less 41,001 -$2.500 42,501 -$5,000 =$5,001 -$15,000 =$15,001-$50,000 
(See Columns and D4) =$50,001 -$100,000 =$100.001 -$1.000.000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes =$15.000 less =$15,001 -$50.000 =$50,001 -$100,000 =$100.001 -$250,000 
(Sec Columns and 03) =$250.001 -$500.000 =$500,001 -$1.000.000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000.000 =$25.000.001 -$50.000.000 =More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) ::Assessment T=Cash Market 
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Other W=Estimated 
 
 
Date Report 
Erickson, Ralph 
05/10/2012 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period 
(including trust assets) reporting period reporting period 
 
(1) (1) 
(2) 
(I) 
(3) 
(4) (5) 
Place (X) after each asset Amount Type (e.g., Value Value Type(e.g., Date Value Gain Identity 
exempt from prior disclosure Code div., rent, Code Method buy, sell, mm/dd/yy Code Code buyer/seller 
(A-H) int.) (J-P) Code redemption) (J-P) (A-H) (if private 
(Q-W) transaction) Income Gam Codes- =$1,000 less =$1,001 -$2.500 =$2.501 -$5,000 =$5,001 -$15,000 =$15,001 -$50.000 
(See Columns and 04) =$50.001 -$100,000 =$100,00 -$1.000.000 =$1,000,001 -$5.000.000 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes =$15,000 less =$15,001 -$50.000 =$50.001 -$100.000 =$100.001 -$250.000 
(See Columns and 03) =$250.00 -$500.000 =$500,00 -$1,000.000 =$1.000.001 -$5,000,000 =$5.000.001 -$25.000.000 =$25.000.001 -$50.000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market 
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated 
 
 
Date Report 
Erickson, Ralph 
0511012012 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS income, vatue, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 14-60 filing instructions.; NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets 
Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting penod 
 
(including trust assets) reporting period reporting period 
(1) 
(I) (2) (I) 
(5) 
Place (X) after each asset 
Amount Type (e.g., Value Value Type (e.g., Date Value Gain Identity 
Code 
exempt from prior disclosure 
div., rent, Code Method buy, sell, mm/dd/yy Code Code buyer/seller 
{A-H) int.) Code3 redemption) (J-P) (A-H) (if private 
(Q-W) transaction) Income Gam Codes: =$1,000 less =$1,001 -$2.500 c=$2,501 -$5,000 =$5,001 -$15.000 E=$15,001 -$50,000 
(See Columns and D4) =$50,001. $100,000 G=$100,001 -$1,000,000 HI=$1,000,001-$5.000,000 fJ2 =More than $5,000.000 Value Codes =$15,000 less K=$15,001 -$50,000 L=$50,00I -$100.000 =$100.001 $250.000 
(See Columns and 03) N=$250,00I -$500,000 0=$500,00  $1,000.000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000.000 =$5.000.001 -$25.000.000 =$25.000.001 -$50.000.000 =More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes Q=Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment T=Cash Market 
(See Column C2) U=Book Value V=Other W=Estimated 
 
 
 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transactions r1nc111des those spouse and dependent children: see PP 14-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period 
(including trust assets) reporting period reporting period 
 
(I) (2) (I) 
(2) 
(5) 
Place (X) after each asset Amount Type (e.g., Value Value Type g., Date Value Gain Identity 
exempt from prior disclosure Code d1v., rent, Code Method buy, sell, mm!ddlyy Code Code buyer/seller 
(A-H) ormt.) (J-P) Code redemption) (JP) (A-H) (if private 
(Q-W) transaction) Income Gam Codes: =$1.000 less 41.001  $2.500 =$2.501  $5.000 =$5,001  $15.000 415.001 -$50.000 
(See Columns and 04) =$50. 001 $100,000 =$100,001 -$1.000.000 ill =$1.000,001. $5,000.000 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes J=$15,000or lcss =$15,001 -$50.000 =$50.00 I00.000 =$100.001 -$250.000 
(See Columns and 03) =$250.00I  $500.000 =$500.00 -$1,000.000 =$1.000.001 -$5,000,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000.000 =$25.000.001  $50.000.000 =More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes Q=Appraisal =Cost (Real 1:.state Only) =Assessment =Cash Market 
(See Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated 
 
Name Person Reporting 
Date Report 
Erickson, Ralph 
0511012012 
VIII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EXPLANATIONS. (Jndicate partofreport.) Part VII, Investments and Trusts, lines 116, 153, 156. Shares PELBX were fully sold series transactions with the last sale occurring 12/21/11. See 
line 160. Part VII, Investments and Trusts, lines 117 and 152. Shares PHIYX were fully sold series transactions with the last sale occurring 11/02/11. See line 
155. 
Part VII, Investments and Trusts, line 119. Shares FULAX were fully sold 12/21/11. See line 161. 
Part VII, Investments and Trusts, line 123. Shares LIFE were fully sold 0/10/11. See line 131. 
Part VII, Investments and Trusts, lines 144 and 147. Shares AMZN were sold series transactions with the last sale occurring 9/22/11. See line 150. 
Part VII, Investments and Trusts, line 146. Shares BAC fully sold 8/23/11. See line 146. 
 
 
Date Report 
Erickson, Ralph 
05110/2012 
IX. CERTIFICATION. certify that all information given above (including information pertaining spouse and minor dependent children, any) accurate, true, and complete the best knowledge and belief, and that any information not reported was withheld because met applicable statutory provisions permitting non-disclosure. further certify that earned income from outside employment and honoraria and the acceptance gifts which have been reported are compliance with the provisions of5 U.S.C. app.  501 et. seq., U.S.C.  7353, and Judicial Conference regulations. 
Signature: Ralph Erickson 
NOTE: ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO KNOWINGLY AND WILLFULLY FALSIFIES FAILS FILE THIS REPORT MAY SUBJECT CIVIL AND CRIMINAL SANCTIONS U.S.C. app.  104) 
 
Committee Financial Disclosure Administrative Office the United States Courts Suite 2-301 One Columbus Circle, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20544