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Path of the eclipse: When and where to get the best view
Path of the eclipse: When and where to get the best view
'Stuff the Bus' moves up the North Shore
Castle Danger Brewery celebrates six years
American Legion Legacy Run rolls through Two Harbors
Two Harbors releases fall practice schedule
Legion season ends with loss to Esko
Hockey camp cools down Silver Bay
Despite setbacks, student wouldn't trade sports 'for the world'
Legion Baseball: Rivals fall short in first playoff game
baseball and softball
Belief Matters: The Chautauqua Movement
Home for the Summer: 'Cabin Kitsch' is great for the summer
Legal Learning: Lawyers are popular again and defending LSC
On Faith: The geography of grace
Ask a Trooper: School bus stop-arm violation fine increases
Lawrence Charles Byrnes
Carol M. Giacomini
Joyce Evenna Sanford
Family fun at the fair
Lake County Past: Aug. 11
North Shore Library News: Aug. 11
Cookout with The Lake Bank
Ukuleles take over Silver Creek
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: Aug. 11
Baptism River High Falls
DNR Report: Aug. 4
DNR Report: July 28
DNR Report: July 21
Classifieds: Aug. 11
Legal: Aug. 4
Legals: July 28
Legals: July 21
Legals: July 14
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
January 8, 2016
Legal Learning: A few constitutional facts
When I was in law school I specialized in constitutional law. I studied with Paul Freund, one of the country's leading constitutional scholars. In my law practice I was a volunteer attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, handling constitutional cases (one of which went to...
January 8, 2016 - 4:00am
December 24, 2015
Legal Learning: The Minnesota Veterans Home
Right here in Lake County — in Silver Bay — we have one of the finest care facilities for veterans in America. It's called the Minnesota Veterans Home, and has been there since Nov. 15, 1990. Gov. Rudy Perpich delivered the grand opening address. The Silver Bay facility...
December 24, 2015 - 4:00am
December 18, 2015
Legal Learning: The Castro twins and 'aliens'
"Alien" is a word that I've often found to be irritating, at least when applied to immigrants and non-citizens in our country. After all, these are human beings from another country, not Martians or Klingons. When foreign citizens come to the United States and apply for a green card...
December 18, 2015 - 4:00am
December 4, 2015
Legal Learning: The Export-Import Bank
In the next few weeks, watch for a big fight in the U.S. Senate over the Export-Import Bank. You might ask The What-Bank? Most of us have never heard about this bank, though it has been around since President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created it as part of the New Deal in 1934. The...
December 4, 2015 - 4:00am