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Lake County News Chronicle
Two Harbors Police Report: Dec. 15
Lake County Sheriff's Report: Dec. 15
Students present street intersection solutions
Error to cost Silver Bay taxpayers
County makes lump sum payment on settlement
Hockey: Storm boys fall short against North Branch
Hockey: Storm girls get first win
Basketball: Late run dooms Mariners
Basketball: Mariners take 2 of 3
Basketball: Agates top Cook County, fall to Virginia
baseball and softball
Judge's View: We must support a free press
Climate: Reviving the sacred
Center for Rural Affairs: Mental health care must not be overlooked
On Faith: Koyaanisqatsi, an unbalanced life
Slices of Life: The Grinch who was bored with Christmas
Kala M Lingren
Rodney K. McDonald
Kenneth Marvin Bigham
Terry L. Gerard
Mary Ann Pearson
Benefit planned for North Shore resident
North Shore Library News: Dec. 8
Two Harbors church to host live nativity
Lake County Past: Dec. 8
Artist demonstrates painting at Tettegouche
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: Nov. 24
Deer harvest up 36% in NE Minn.
DNR Report: Nov. 17
DNR Report: Nov. 10
DNR Report: Nov. 3
September 9, 2016
Legal Learning: Who owns the stones?
It amazes me that no one has asked that question before -- who owns the stones on the shores of Lake Superior? A reader asked me that question, so I've asked everyone who should know, and I got a lot of conflicting answers.
September 9, 2016 - 4:00am
August 26, 2016
Legal Learning: Age discrimination illegal, but still present
Age discrimination is illegal in America, right? Everyone knows you can't refuse to hire someone, or fire someone, just because of his or her age.
August 26, 2016 - 4:00am
August 12, 2016
Legal Learning: Black Beach isn't hidden anymore
It's been called one of the eight best "hidden beaches" in Minnesota. But Black Beach in Silver Bay is not hidden any more.
August 12, 2016 - 4:00am
July 22, 2016
Legal Learning: Gun laws and ducks
Our Congressman, Rick Nolan, D-Crosby, recently gave a speech in the House of Representatives about the need for stricter gun laws, and he made a point I hadn't heard before. More than 100 members of Congress sat down on the House floor to demand that Speaker Paul Ryan allow a vote...
July 22, 2016 - 4:00am
July 8, 2016
Legal Learning: Disney and the duty to warn
Does Disney World have a duty to warn its hotel guests that there are child-eating alligators in the lakes? Does Temperance River State Park have a duty to warn visitors that the river is very swift and can carry you away if you fall in? Does a store owner have a duty to warn customers...
July 8, 2016 - 4:00am
June 10, 2016
Legal Learning: Legislature drops the ball on housing
Our state senators and representatives, Republicans and Democrats, agreed last month that a bonding bill with money for affordable housing is necessary. CHUM Duluth (Churches United in Ministry) was advocating for $130 million; Gov. Mark Dayton asked for $90 million; and finally everyone...
June 10, 2016 - 4:00am
May 27, 2016
Legal Learning: Drug sentencing reform passes in Minnesota
The statistics are shocking, and have gotten the attention of lawmakers, Republicans and Democrats, in Washington, D.C., and in St. Paul.
May 27, 2016 - 4:00am
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