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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
August 28, 2015
Legal Learning: Death with dignity
There's a bill in the Minnesota Legislature that would change the law about choices in dying. It's called the Compassionate Care Act (S.F. 1880 and H.F. 2095), and is sponsored by five democrats in the Senate and by 17 democrats in the House. Interestingly, a majority of the sponsors...
August 28, 2015 - 12:02am
August 17, 2015
Legal Learning: Immigration
ePodunk.com is a website that profiles communities, some 46,000 cities and counties in four countries. It gives accurate and interesting information about local history, attractions and ancestry. The website tells us that 19 percent of the people in Lake County are descendants...
August 17, 2015 - 11:48am
Legal Learning: More money for public defenders
Dan Lew of Duluth and the other chief public defenders in Minnesota are happy. The legislature this year decided to add $6,480,000 to their budget for next year. That's about an 8 percent increase. Part of the reason for the new funding was the government's projected budget...
July 17, 2015 - 2:15pm
July 3, 2015
Legal Learning: Could they be elected today?
Article IV, Paragraph 3, of the United States Constitution (adopted in 1788) provides that "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust in the United States." Despite that language, candidates today often try to convince voters that...
July 3, 2015 - 11:24am
June 26, 2015
Legal Learning: The Constitution and cows
When the Minnesota Constitution was amended in 1906, it made the rights of farmers very clear. Here's what it now says in Article XIII, Section 7: "Any person may sell or peddle the products of the farm or garden occupied and cultivated by him without obtaining a license therefor." Based...
June 26, 2015 - 1:48pm
June 12, 2015
Legal Learning for Lake County: Inequality in Lake County
When it comes to economic inequality in Minnesota, Lake County is doing pretty well. A research organization called Growth & Justice has just published a study that analyzes data on that subject on a county-by-county basis. The authors are Tom Legg, a professor of applied economics...
June 12, 2015 - 11:20am
May 29, 2015
Legal Learning for Lake County: Civil liberties take a hit
The Minnesota Legislature has adjourned, leaving many important matters to be addressed in a special session later this summer, or perhaps in next year's session. Of particular interest to me were several proposed laws that would have strengthened civil liberties in Minnesota.
May 29, 2015 - 11:55am
May 22, 2015
Legal Learning for Lake County: The best interest of the child
If you are divorced and have minor children, you probably have heard of the Minnesota law that defines "the best interests of the child." In legislation just passed and signed by Gov.
May 22, 2015 - 1:54pm
May 8, 2015
Legal Learning for Lake County: Who should pay?
As everyone knows, Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell was convicted of criminal sexual conduct last year because of an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl. People don't realize, though, how expensive it was to convict him. Cook County obviously had to hire an outside...
May 8, 2015 - 2:09pm
April 24, 2015
Legal Learning for Lake County: Victus Farm and Mariner Farms
Silver Bay is pretty proud of Victus Farm. The city put $100,000 into the project to get it started. Lake County put in $50,000, the state legislature put in about $300,000 and total contributions were $1.5 million. Victus Farm is up and running now, just north of Silver Bay...
April 24, 2015 - 12:37pm
April 10, 2015
Legal learning for Lake County: Ranked choice voting
You might ask "What the heck is ranked choice voting?" Some call it "instant runoff voting." Well, it might be an idea whose time has come. In a nutshell, RCV allows voters to rank their preferences on the ballot, marking their first choice, second choice, third choice and so...
April 10, 2015 - 11:48am
March 27, 2015
Legal learning for Lake County: Guns prohibited
Suppose you intentionally hit or otherwise abuse your spouse and he or she gets an order for protection against you. Do you know how this affects your ability to go hunting next fall? There is a new law in Minnesota (effective Aug. 1, 2014) that spells out when you will be prohibited...
March 27, 2015 - 11:10am
March 20, 2015
Legal learning: Digital privacy and our constitution
The Minnesota House and Senate are debating a bill that would require law enforcement officers to get a search warrant before they could check our email and cellphone records. The supporters of the bill feel so strongly about the right to digital privacy that they want to put it...
March 20, 2015 - 12:14pm
March 6, 2015
Legal learning for Lake County: Felons and the right to vote
When you're convicted of a felony, your right to vote may or may not be taken away, depending on where you live. In Maine and Vermont you aren't disenfranchised at all, and can even vote from your prison cell by absentee ballot. In eleven states, however, you can permanently lose...
March 6, 2015 - 12:24pm
February 20, 2015
Legal learning: Legal language is Latin to me, part one
Lawyers spend three years in law school learning to think like a lawyer and talk like a lawyer. When they pass the bar exam, they are proud of knowing all that they know, and eager to show off the important legal language they have mastered. For many, it becomes difficult to talk...
February 20, 2015 - 9:52am