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Beargrease kids' race canceled; cutest puppy contest to be held as scheduled
Donations come in to help Two Harbors couple
Socially Active Seniors gets new director
Silver Bay Council approves resignation
Public gives input on transient dock project
Two Harbors girls dominate Silver Bay
Mariner boys rock Agates
Bayside Chatter: Storm girls drop 2, win 1
Bayside Chatter: Storm teams suffer a loss each
Injuries mounting for undefeated Two Harbors girls
baseball and softball
Legal Learning: Lake County Rescue Squad deserves applause
Ask a Trooper: Blowing snow into the street
On Faith: Jesus' Sermon on the Mount
Editorial: County passes on chance to show fiscal responsibility
Climate Column: Produce and plastics and what they have in common
GERTRUDE "Gerry" BAUMANN
DANIEL "LEE" GUALTIERI
ROGER A. BJORK
North Shore man enjoys 'monkey business' of astrophotography
North Shore Library News: Jan. 20
Lake County Past: Jan. 20
Violence prevention training offered
Humane society donation
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: Jan. 20
DNR Report: Jan. 13
DNR Report: Jan. 6
DNR Report: Dec. 30
DNR Report: Dec. 16
Legals: Jan. 20
Legals: Jan. 13
Legals: Jan. 6
Legals: Dec. 30
Legals: Dec. 23
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
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