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Local thrift store works to create youth center
North Shore Horizons welcomes new members
Robotics teams gear up for competition
Industries urge increased focus on career training
Two Harbors awarded DEED grant
Bayside Chatter: Storm boys wrap up regular season
Mariners top Wrens in thriller
Agates battling for playoff position
Bayside Chatter: Storm girls wrap up season
Lemke sets single game scoring record
baseball and softball
Live Well Lake County: Be a leader on chronic conditions, fall preventions
Legal Learning: Bill could repeal seat belt gag rule
Starwatch: Venus makes way for Mercury
On Faith: The potter and the clay
On Faith: Let your little light shine
JACK B. RAY
Irene "Blanche" Westermeyer
WALLACE R. CARLSON
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Winter fun in Two Harbors
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Cabin Fever Reliever ticket presale begins
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: Feb. 24
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Voyageur Club helps out a great cause
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Legals: Jan. 20
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
November 13, 2015
Legal Learning: What's going on at the post office?
The United States Constitution says in Article I, Section 8, that "The Congress shall have power . . . to establish Post Offices." Congress did so, and this is what the federal law now says (39 U.S. Code, Section 101): "The United States Postal Service shall be operated as a basic...
November 13, 2015 - 11:53am
October 23, 2015
Legal Learning: Who Can be president Part 2
In my last column I quoted Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution, which sets forth the eligibility requirements for serving as president of the United States: "No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption...
October 23, 2015 - 11:15am
October 16, 2015
Legal Learning: Who can be President Part 1
Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution sets forth the eligibility requirements for serving as president of the United States: "No Person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be...
October 16, 2015 - 1:29am
October 9, 2015
Legal Learning: Single-payer healthcare in Minnesota?
Two years ago a little known senator from Vermont wrote an article in The Hill newspaper entitled “A single-payer system makes economic sense.” That was Bernie Sanders, the socialistic independent who is now running for president in the Democratic primary. It’s worthwhile to...
October 9, 2015 - 3:24pm
September 25, 2015
Legal Learning: My friend's mechanic's lien
I have a friend here on the North Shore whose house needed some repairs. He hired an experienced carpenter to do the work. Unfortunately, the work was not done to his satisfaction. The new windows don't fit properly — in fact, you can see daylight around the edges. The new...
September 25, 2015 - 5:00am
September 18, 2015
Compassionate Care Act good first step
A friend sent me a copy of the column written by James Manahan on the Compassionate Care Act, recently introduced for consideration by the Minnesota Legislature. I thought Manahan's column (Legal Learning: Death with Dignity, published Aug. 28) was excellent. It made the case for...
September 18, 2015 - 1:26am
September 11, 2015
Legal Learning: Reparations for Crime Victims
Suppose a criminal beats you up and you are brought to the hospital. Your medical bills come to $20,000 and your insurance only covers $15,000. If the criminal is caught, charged, and convicted, the judge will order him or her to pay you restitution for your loss of $5,000. But often...
September 11, 2015 - 11:57am
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