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Lake County News Chronicle
Silver Bay Council makes progress during negotiations
Two Harbors Police Report: Dec. 9
Lake County Sheriff's Report: Dec. 9
HDC takes up residence at Lake View Hospital
Committee hears refined dock project option
Bayside Chatter: Storm boys win two, lose one
Two Harbors falls in opener
Agate girls start strong
Mariners fall to Duluth Marshall
Bayside Chatter: Rebels swept away by Storm
baseball and softball
Belief Matters: Everyone celebrates Christmas differently
Veteran Service Officer Briefing: December gives us many holidays, days to remember
Letter: Promised no assessment by outgoing mayor
On Faith: As we grow our hope shifts
Legal Learning: The election was rigged
Philip Arlen Amundson
JANIS M. THOMPSON
WILLIAM ALLEN COX
RICHARD E. "OZZIE" CARLSON
Mary Manley (Tamblyn)
Julebyen draws a crowd
Beargrease holds fundraiser
Lake County Past: Dec.9
Nutcracker features Knife River girl
North Shore Library News: Dec. 2
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: Dec. 9
DNR Report: Dec. 2
Local trails to be included in national trail network
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS TV: Embrace winter's majesty on this sled dog trek into Minnesota's backcountry
DNR Report: Nov. 25
Legals: Dec. 2
Legals: Nov. 25
Legals: Nov. 18
Legals: Nov. 11
Legals: Oct. 28
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
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