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Chalk.a.Lot brings the kid out in everyone
2 dead after trees fall on Quetico campsite in storm
Blood donors needed in Two Harbors
Lake County Past: July 22
Summer girls basketball league works through successful season
Bay to Bay 10K crowns winner
Rivals top Proctor, fall to Ely
Two Harbors soccer girls head to Schwan's Cup
Two Harbors Walleye Fishing League: Week 7
Rivals take win over West Duluth
baseball and softball
Legal Learning: Gun laws and ducks
Home for the Summer: Little critters make themselves at home
Climate Column: The debate is heating up
Ask a Trooper: Law regarding railroad crossings
Ask a Trooper: License plates in Minnesota
JEREMY TODD STEVENS
EVE L. THOMPSON
BARBARA ANNE "BOBBY" SMITH
MICHAEL "BONSIE" GROSSKURTH
LAWRENCE W. "Nick" LEE
Bay Days celebration takes over Silver Bay
Lake County Past: July 15
Something for everyone at Heritage Days
Two Harbors City Band program: July 21
Annual Chalk.a.Lot Festival returns for fifth year
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: July 22
DNR Report: July 15
DNR Report: July 8
DNR Report: July 1
Legals: July 22
Legals: July 15
Legals: July 8
Legals: July 1
Legals: June 24
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
February 20, 2015
Legal learning: Legal language is Latin to me, part one
Lawyers spend three years in law school learning to think like a lawyer and talk like a lawyer. When they pass the bar exam, they are proud of knowing all that they know, and eager to show off the important legal language they have mastered. For many, it becomes difficult to talk...
February 20, 2015 - 9:52am
Legal learning: Legal language is Latin to me, part two
For part one of this column, visit our website, www.twoharborsmn.com. Lawyers spend three years in law school learning to think like a lawyer and talk like a lawyer. When they pass the bar exam, they are proud of knowing all that they know, and eager to show off the important...
February 20, 2015 - 9:51am
January 30, 2015
Legal learning: Beaver Bay Motel is finally sold
Ervin Johnson, 82, sold his motel property to the City of Beaver Bay last month for $225,000. Seems like he should be pretty happy, shouldn't he? But it's much more complicated than it seems. The motel was in a great location, on a hill overlooking the southern entrance to Beaver...
January 30, 2015 - 12:24pm
January 16, 2015
Legal learning: Seeds
My son Ted Manahan is a computer whiz. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in computer science, he went to work for Hewlett Packard. He spent three years writing computer programs for them in Singapore. He got a master's degree in computer engineering...
January 16, 2015 - 1:49pm
January 4, 2015
Legal Learning: Silver Bay woman sues insurance company -- and wins
Susanne Napper and Lee Jacobson were in love — so much so that when they got engaged, they bought a house in Silver Bay and moved in together. She made him the beneficiary of her life insurance, and he made her the beneficiary of his life insurance. Then, shockingly, Lee...
January 4, 2015 - 12:12pm