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Lake County News Chronicle
Lake County Sheriff's Report: Aug. 26
Two Harbors Police Report: Aug. 26
Radio Activity: Archivist's ambitious undertaking
MnDOT presents plan for bike route through Lake County
After 53 years, Two Harbors Lumber Co. for sale
Offense is key to Agates' success
Experience not lacking for Two Harbors football
Bayside Chatter: Mariners look to rebuild after losing seven starters
Two Harbors Walleye Fishing League: Final standings
Swim team looks to rebuild after graduation losses
baseball and softball
Letter: A life-changing volunteer opportunity
Legal Learning: Age discrimination illegal, but still present
On Faith: Making time for the Sabbath day
Judge's View: Smartphones can lead to dumb acts behind the wheel
Ask a Trooper: Minimum size for a steering wheel
ROBERT (Freeman) BENGTSSON
BRUCE A. ESKOLA
MARY (CHAUNCY) OPSAHL
North Shore Library News: Aug. 26
Lake County Past: Aug. 26
A Lake County weekend busy with events
North Shore Library News: Aug. 19
Lake County Past: Aug. 19
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: Aug. 26
Minnesota wolf population stable
DNR Report: Aug. 19
DNR Report: Aug. 12
Minnesota's high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
Legals: Aug. 19
Legals: Aug. 12
Legals: Aug. 5
Legals: July 29
Legals: July 22
July 17, 2015
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
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