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Lake County News Chronicle
2 dead after trees fall on Quetico campsite in storm
Chalk.a.Lot brings the kid out in everyone
Blood donors needed in Two Harbors
Lake County Past: July 22
Summer girls basketball league works through successful season
Rivals top Proctor, fall to Ely
Bay to Bay 10K crowns winner
Two Harbors soccer girls head to Schwan's Cup
Two Harbors Walleye Fishing League: Week 7
Rivals take win over West Duluth
baseball and softball
Legal Learning: Gun laws and ducks
Home for the Summer: Little critters make themselves at home
Climate Column: The debate is heating up
Ask a Trooper: Law regarding railroad crossings
Ask a Trooper: License plates in Minnesota
RAYMOND JOSEPH WIDEN
JEREMY TODD STEVENS
EVE L. THOMPSON
BARBARA ANNE "BOBBY" SMITH
MICHAEL "BONSIE" GROSSKURTH
Lake County Past: July 15
Bay Days celebration takes over Silver Bay
Something for everyone at Heritage Days
Two Harbors City Band program: July 21
Annual Chalk.a.Lot Festival returns for fifth year
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: July 22
DNR Report: July 15
DNR Report: July 8
DNR Report: July 1
Legals: July 22
Legals: July 15
Legals: July 8
Legals: July 1
Legals: June 24
July 22, 2016
Legal Learning: Gun laws and ducks
Our Congressman, Rick Nolan, D-Crosby, recently gave a speech in the House of Representatives about the need for stricter gun laws, and he made a point I hadn't heard before. More than 100 members of Congress sat down on the House floor to demand that Speaker Paul Ryan allow a vote...
July 22, 2016 - 4:00am
July 8, 2016
Legal Learning: Disney and the duty to warn
Does Disney World have a duty to warn its hotel guests that there are child-eating alligators in the lakes? Does Temperance River State Park have a duty to warn visitors that the river is very swift and can carry you away if you fall in? Does a store owner have a duty to warn customers...
July 8, 2016 - 4:00am
June 10, 2016
Legal Learning: Legislature drops the ball on housing
Our state senators and representatives, Republicans and Democrats, agreed last month that a bonding bill with money for affordable housing is necessary. CHUM Duluth (Churches United in Ministry) was advocating for $130 million; Gov. Mark Dayton asked for $90 million; and finally everyone...
June 10, 2016 - 4:00am
May 27, 2016
Legal Learning: Drug sentencing reform passes in Minnesota
The statistics are shocking, and have gotten the attention of lawmakers, Republicans and Democrats, in Washington, D.C., and in St. Paul.
May 27, 2016 - 4:00am
May 13, 2016
Legal Learning: Drastic steps needed to increase voter participation
Our new state representative for District 3A, which includes most of Lake County, is Rob Ecklund, D-International Falls. He was chosen in a special election last October to replace David Dill, who died in August 2015. I asked Mr. Ecklund if he supports House File 342, which would...
May 13, 2016 - 4:00am
May 6, 2016
Legal Learning: Discrimination in Silver Bay might be legal
It was news all over America. The National Alcohol Beverage Control Association headline: "Silver Bay City Council removes Bent Paddle beer from muni in response to company's copper mining stance." In Boston, The Beer Advocate newsletter: "Silver Bay City Council votes to remove Bent...
May 6, 2016 - 4:00am
April 22, 2016
Letter: Decline of the unions, middle class aren't coincidental
James Manahan's Legal Learning column from April 15 offers a valid assessment of some differences between United States. and Scandinavian societies. The Scandinavian countries have very small populations compared to the United States. Until recent immigration influx, they have also...
April 22, 2016 - 4:00am
April 15, 2016
Legal Learning: We are not Denmark or Sweden or Norway
During one of the recent presidential debates, Bernie Sanders denounced “casino capitalism” and said we ought to “look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden and Norway, and learn from what they have accomplished for their working people.” He added that he believes in “a...
April 15, 2016 - 4:00am
April 1, 2016
Legal Learning: A short history of freedom of speech
Lately we've been hearing calls to put more limits on freedom of speech. ISIS and the Internet are changing our attitudes, they say. Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein, a former official in the Obama administration, has asked whether it's time to reject the "imminent harm" standard...
April 1, 2016 - 4:00am
March 18, 2016
Legal Learning: Alcoholic lawyers
Do you remember the movie "The Verdict" (1982)? Paul Newman played an alcoholic lawyer who sues the archdiocese of Boston, owner of a hospital where medical malpractice had occurred. The case looks like an easy winner, but because of his excessive drinking he almost loses the case....
March 18, 2016 - 4:00am
March 11, 2016
Letter: Legal Learning column was great
I just wanted to say thank you for the great article by James Manahan in the March 4 issue of the News-Chronicle entitled “Sexual assault victims in Lake County.” With all the fear and stigma attached to sexual assault in so many communities, including ours, it is encouraging...
March 11, 2016 - 4:00am
March 4, 2016
Legal Learning: Sexual assault victims in Lake County
Brad Alm, the new director of nursing at Lake View Memorial Hospital in Two Harbors, says that victims of sexual assault in Lake County are being treated as the law requires they be treated. This shouldn't come as a surprise. But according to a new report from MNCASA (Minnesota Coalition...
March 4, 2016 - 4:00am
February 19, 2016
Legal Learning: Anyone want to visit Cuba?
Almost everyone I talk to says they would like to visit Cuba as soon as it becomes legal to do so. After more than half a century of isolation, our government is starting to thaw relations with an island that many Americans see as a tropical paradise.
February 19, 2016 - 4:00am
February 5, 2016
Legal Learning: Good news for victims of abuse
Over the past year the Minnesota court system has been updating its computers. The Judicial Branch has just announced that Order for Protection (OFP) information is “fully integrated”. Let me explain what this means. When a person suffers domestic abuse, he or she can go to court...
February 5, 2016 - 4:00am
January 22, 2016
Legal Learning: German and Syrian immigrants
Today's attitude of some Americans toward Syrian refugees reminds me of our attitude toward German immigrants during World War I. The Minnesota Historical Society published an article last month about the "nativism" in Minnesota at that time. The legislature created a "Commission...
January 22, 2016 - 4:00am