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Lake County Sheriff's Report: Oct. 21
Two Harbors Police Report: Oct. 21
Community Partners focuses on mindful aging
Lake County DAC to hold grand opening, Fall Festival
Program hopes to prevent violence among teens
Agates shutout by Proctor
Soccer season ends in playoff loss to Hermantown
North Shore competes at Proctor Invitational
Two Harbors starts to turn program around
Mariners finish season strong
baseball and softball
Letter: Bathhouse overpriced, eyesore for tourists
Adventures in Early Childhood: Little teachers to remind me how to show kindness
Judge's View: Judges are not given free rein in sentencing decisions
Ask a Trooper: Do I need both side mirrors on my vehicle?
On Faith: Is joy at the core of our being?
DONNA JUNE MARINELLO
MARJORIE MAE "MARGE" KROG
RICHARD M. SARTELL
DAVID JOHN MICKELSON
SYLVIA E. KUCHTA
Agates paddle out onto Lake Superior
'Sunshine Boys' coming to a stage near you
Silver Bay celebrates homecoming
Lake County Past: Oct. 21
North Shore Library News: Oct. 14
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: Oct. 21
Prairie chickens making a comeback in western Minn.
DNR Report: Oct. 14
Northland Outdoors: Lifelong South Dakota trapper works to ensure future of beloved outdoor sport
DNR Report: Oct. 7
Legals: Oct. 21
Legas: Oct. 14
Legals: Sept. 30
Legals: Sept. 23
Legals: Sept. 16
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
April 10, 2015
Legal learning for Lake County: Ranked choice voting
You might ask "What the heck is ranked choice voting?" Some call it "instant runoff voting." Well, it might be an idea whose time has come. In a nutshell, RCV allows voters to rank their preferences on the ballot, marking their first choice, second choice, third choice and so...
April 10, 2015 - 11:48am
March 27, 2015
Legal learning for Lake County: Guns prohibited
Suppose you intentionally hit or otherwise abuse your spouse and he or she gets an order for protection against you. Do you know how this affects your ability to go hunting next fall? There is a new law in Minnesota (effective Aug. 1, 2014) that spells out when you will be prohibited...
March 27, 2015 - 11:10am
March 20, 2015
Legal learning: Digital privacy and our constitution
The Minnesota House and Senate are debating a bill that would require law enforcement officers to get a search warrant before they could check our email and cellphone records. The supporters of the bill feel so strongly about the right to digital privacy that they want to put it...
March 20, 2015 - 12:14pm
March 6, 2015
Legal learning for Lake County: Felons and the right to vote
When you're convicted of a felony, your right to vote may or may not be taken away, depending on where you live. In Maine and Vermont you aren't disenfranchised at all, and can even vote from your prison cell by absentee ballot. In eleven states, however, you can permanently lose...
March 6, 2015 - 12:24pm