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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
30-year sentence in Duluth murder; victim's family questions how serial abuser was left free to kill
Cornhole tournament scores big for food shelf
Silver Bay looks to raise 2017 levy
Silver Bay adopts driver diversion program
Agates keep rolling
Two Harbors crushes International Falls
Agates top Cloquet-Esko-Carlton
Volleyball teams both win
Bayside Chatter: Mariners fall to Ely
baseball and softball
Ask a Trooper: Selling a vehicle without a visible VIN
On Faith: Have no fear, little flock
Radio Activity: Transcending tales told
Climate Column: Climate is directly connected to poverty
Legal Learning: An eye for an eye? Not in Minnesota
DAVID JOHN MICKELSON
SYLVIA E. KUCHTA
ROBERT A. JOHNSON
BARBARA ANN "Barb" KARDA
Robert "Pete" Douglas Dempster
An enticing moon
North Shore Library News: Sept. 23
Lake County Past: Sept. 23
Brush with Kindness projects come to Silver Bay
Lake County Past: Sept. 16
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: Sept. 23
Learn to prune trees, shrubs
DNR Report: Sept. 16
An 'opportunity of a lifetime'
Trip planning tools reveal the best places for fall color
Legals: Sept. 23
Legals: Sept. 16
Legals: Sept. 2
Legals: Aug. 26
Legals: Aug. 19
September 23, 2016
Legal Learning: An eye for an eye? Not in Minnesota
According to the Bible, "eye for eye, tooth for tooth; just as he has injured a man, so it shall be inflicted on him." Leviticus 24:20 and Exodus 21:24. So if you murder someone, we the government will do the same to you. Capital punishment (originally named for execution by beheading)...
September 23, 2016 - 4:00am
September 9, 2016
Legal Learning: Who owns the stones?
It amazes me that no one has asked that question before -- who owns the stones on the shores of Lake Superior? A reader asked me that question, so I've asked everyone who should know, and I got a lot of conflicting answers.
September 9, 2016 - 4:00am
August 26, 2016
Legal Learning: Age discrimination illegal, but still present
Age discrimination is illegal in America, right? Everyone knows you can't refuse to hire someone, or fire someone, just because of his or her age.
August 26, 2016 - 4:00am
August 12, 2016
Legal Learning: Black Beach isn't hidden anymore
It's been called one of the eight best "hidden beaches" in Minnesota. But Black Beach in Silver Bay is not hidden any more.
August 12, 2016 - 4:00am
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