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Knife River's hidden gem
Lake County Sheriff's Report: July 21
Student News: July 14
Dixie makes a comeback
Silver Bay City Council: Grant application for wastewater project approved
Despite setbacks, student wouldn't trade sports 'for the world'
Legion Baseball: Rivals fall short in first playoff game
Legion Baseball: Rivals fall twice
Legion Baseball: Best strikes out 13 in Rivals win
WKHS trap team competes at state
baseball and softball
Home for the Summer: Thoughts of Halloween a couple months early
Letter: Big copper and Rick Nolan team unacceptable
Ask a Trooper: What should I do if pet is left alone in hot car?
Guest Commentary: Lake Connections a failed broadband effort
Ask a Trooper: Rules for tinted windows
Carol M. Giacomini
Joyce Evenna Sanford
Darlene Kay Tanski (Nachtmann)
Arthur Andrew Beebe
Two Harbors City Band Concert Program: July 27
Two Harbors Kayak Festival celebrates 20 years
Locals do well in Bay to Bay run, walk
A different kind of volunteer
North Shore Library News: July 21
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: July 21
DNR Report: July 14
DNR Report: July 7
Minnesota residents can fish in state parks without a license
DNR Report: June 30
Legals: July 14
Legals: July 7
Legals: June 30
Legals: June 23
Legals: June 16
July 14, 2017
Legal Learning: Is the 'travel ban' unconstitutional?
The "travel ban" case raises an interesting legal question — can statements made by Candidate Donald Trump be considered by judges when deciding if an order by President Donald Trump is constitutional? During the presidential campaign last year, Candidate Trump called for a "total...
July 14, 2017 - 4:00am
June 30, 2017
Letter: Manahan columns are great
Please know that I thoroughly enjoy Jim Manahan's Legal Learning column each presentation. His writing skills tell of knowledge and research responsibility. Jim's column is a boon to your newspaper. He adds depth to the Lake County News-Chronicle.
June 30, 2017 - 4:00am
Legal Learning: Sensible gun control laws are needed
A Lake County man was charged earlier this year with carrying a weapon (a pistol) without a permit. At his trial in Two Harbors last month, he told the jury that he was a "constitutionalist." By that he meant that under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution he has a right...
June 30, 2017 - 4:00am
June 16, 2017
Legal Learning: What does 'emolument' mean?
If you look the word "emolument" up in Merriam Webster's dictionary, it means "the returns arising from office or employment usually in the form of compensation or perquisites."
June 16, 2017 - 4:00am
June 2, 2017
Legal Learning: Stricter laws for drivers of commercial vehicles
Judge Michael Cuzzo, who handles most cases in Lake County and Cook County, recently called my attention to a law I didn't know about. It's actually a Minnesota statute and a federal regulation.
June 2, 2017 - 4:00am
May 19, 2017
Legal Learning: Bad facts make for bad policy
We've been hearing a lot lately about the crime wave sweeping America. According to President Donald Trump drugs "pour in at a now unprecedented rate" across our borders, and "criminal cartels have spread across our nation." Trump pledged to stop the country's "terrible drug epidemic,"...
May 19, 2017 - 4:00am
May 5, 2017
Legal Learning: How to solve the redistricting problem
State Rep. Jennifer Schultz, DFL-Duluth, has introduced an interesting bill in the Minnesota Legislature. It is her attempt to solve the problem that occurs every 10 years in Minnesota (following each census) when the legislature has to redraw the lines for U.S. Congressional Districts,...
May 5, 2017 - 4:00am
April 21, 2017
Legal Learning: Klobuchar leads way on courtroom cameras
United States Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, have introduced legislation to allow cameras in federal courtrooms. That's a Democrat and a Republican working together in dysfunctional Washington, D.C. Co-sponsors include Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., Sen....
April 21, 2017 - 4:00am
April 7, 2017
Legal Learning: Real ID is controversial
Back in 2005 the U.S. Congress and President George W. Bush enacted a law proposed by the 9/11 Commission. The act established minimum security standards for state driver's licenses and identification cards, and prohibited federal agencies from accepting licenses from states that...
April 7, 2017 - 12:30am
March 24, 2017
Legal Learning: ERA is back in Minnesota Legislature
It ain't over until it's over, according to the old saying. Well, maybe it ain't over for the Equal Rights Amendment.
March 24, 2017 - 4:00am
March 10, 2017
Legal Learning: Predicting lethality and femicides
Police and sheriff's deputies in Lake County are now using a "lethality screen" when they get a domestic violence call. The victim is asked 11 questions about the history of her relationship with her husband or boyfriend, and her answers can indicate the likelihood of future lethality...
March 10, 2017 - 4:00am
February 24, 2017
Legal Learning: Bill could repeal seat belt gag rule
Three Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature have introduced a bill to repeal Minnesota's seat belt gag rule. So far the House Civil Law Committee has approved the bill and referred it to the Public Safety Committee for further action.
February 24, 2017 - 4:00am
February 10, 2017
Legal Learning: Awareness of sex trafficking needed
About five years ago the Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) Party of Lake County established a committee on sex trafficking, chaired by Marlys Wisch and Sue Hilliard of Two Harbors. A year later these two women formed a county-wide bipartisan task force of men and women, including my wife,...
February 10, 2017 - 4:00am
January 20, 2017
Legal Learning: Lake County Rescue Squad deserves applause
You have probably seen the bright orange truck that says "Search & Rescue — Lake Co. Sheriff's Office" on the doors. Purchased in 2013 from Custom Fab and Body of Wisconsin, it has a beautiful aluminum body with roll up doors, numerous adjustable shelves, and slide out trays....
January 20, 2017 - 4:00am
January 6, 2017
Legal Learning: Solitary confinement is 'cruel and unusual punishment'
The United States has a lot of prisoners, the highest rate in the world. With 5 percent of the world's population, we have 25 percent of the world's prisoners. When those prisoners misbehave in prison, they are often put in solitary confinement. That means a small cell with nothing...
January 6, 2017 - 4:00am