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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
30-year sentence in Duluth murder; victim's family questions how serial abuser was left free to kill
Cornhole tournament scores big for food shelf
Silver Bay looks to raise 2017 levy
Silver Bay adopts driver diversion program
Agates keep rolling
Two Harbors crushes International Falls
Agates top Cloquet-Esko-Carlton
Volleyball teams both win
Bayside Chatter: Mariners fall to Ely
baseball and softball
Ask a Trooper: Selling a vehicle without a visible VIN
On Faith: Have no fear, little flock
Radio Activity: Transcending tales told
Climate Column: Climate is directly connected to poverty
Legal Learning: An eye for an eye? Not in Minnesota
RICHARD M. SARTELL
DAVID JOHN MICKELSON
SYLVIA E. KUCHTA
ROBERT A. JOHNSON
BARBARA ANN "Barb" KARDA
An enticing moon
North Shore Library News: Sept. 23
Lake County Past: Sept. 23
Brush with Kindness projects come to Silver Bay
Lake County Past: Sept. 16
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: Sept. 23
Learn to prune trees, shrubs
DNR Report: Sept. 16
An 'opportunity of a lifetime'
Trip planning tools reveal the best places for fall color
Legals: Sept. 23
Legals: Sept. 16
Legals: Sept. 2
Legals: Aug. 26
Legals: Aug. 19
February 19, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Is hitchhiking legal?
Question: Is it legal to hitchhike in Minnesota? Answer: Minnesota State Statute 169.22 states "No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride from the driver of any private vehicle." A roadway is defined as "a portion of a highway improved, designed or ordinarily...
February 19, 2016 - 4:00am
February 12, 2016
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission rejects electric rate shift
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Thursday rejected a proposal by Minnesota Power that would have cut electric rates for taconite plants...
February 12, 2016 - 10:51am
Lake County hesitant to move forward with state auditor lawsuit pending
Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto's lawsuit against three counties and the state over changes in her duties that lawmakers approved last year is wasteful and is not supported by the state Constitution, a lawmaker said he told her Friday. "Needless to say, we ended up agreeing to...
February 12, 2016 - 4:00am
February 9, 2016
8th District candidates stay quiet on presidential primary
BRAINERD, Minn. — Both candidates in Minnesota's 8th District were reticent Monday when asked about their preferred candidate in the presidential...
February 9, 2016 - 2:39pm
December 18, 2015
Beware of intimidation scams
Some criminals will say almost anything to try to scam people, including threatening arrest, lawsuits, imprisonment, or even physical harm. While the scams take several different forms, the goal is the same — to pressure people to pay money or reveal personal or financial ...
December 18, 2015 - 4:00am
Regulation could price small towns out of police body cameras
Legislation to regulate video taken with police body cameras may make them so costly that small communities will not be able to afford them. While...
December 18, 2015 - 4:00am
October 16, 2015
Ask a Trooper: Leading contributing factors in crashes in Minnesota
Question: What are the leading contributing factors in crashes in Minnesota. Answer: Great question. When law enforcement is called to investigate a crash, in most cases, we complete the Minnesota Accident Report. The report requires the officer to fill in or answer certain...
October 16, 2015 - 1:55am
Judge's View: Matter of conscience
During my interview with the Commission on Judicial Selection, one of the members asked me this question: How would you get around a law you don't agree with? That question was a hanging curveball right over the plate. Without hesitating, I answered, "I wouldn't. It's the job of...
October 16, 2015 - 1:32am
September 25, 2015
Ask a Trooper: Bicyclists, motorists equally responsible for safety on road
Question: Does traffic have to wait for someone on a bicycle trying to cross at an intersection? Answer: Bicyclists and motorists are equally responsible for safety on the road. The number one contributing factor to bicycle-vehicle collisions is failure to yield the right-of-way...
September 25, 2015 - 5:00am
September 11, 2015
Ask a Trooper: Vehicles must have a muffler in good working order
Question: Has the law requiring vehicles operated on roadways to have sound suppression devices (mufflers) been changed? I see vehicles with straight pipes, motorcycles with straight pipes and hear many others that sound as if they have no suppression. If the law is there why is it...
September 11, 2015 - 11:36am
September 4, 2015
Home for the Summer: Goodbye for now
Well, summer is over. How can that be? We waited clear until the Fourth of July for it to begin, and even at that it got kind of a wobbly start. But, it was great, and now it's leaving us for a long stretch. It was a typical summer for us — a few visitors, a little bit of...
September 4, 2015 - 12:33pm
Ask a Trooper: Safety first when it comes to school buses
With school starting this article will be entirely focused on the safety of the most precious cargo in the world — our children.
September 4, 2015 - 12:06pm
August 28, 2015
Home for the Summer: The cookstove is more for heating the cabin
When our cabin was built in 1946, a cookstove was installed in it. It was was placed right around the corner from the kitchen door. It still stands there today. It's short and fairly squat and its big round pipe runs up and across to a chimney. As far as we know, that was all there...
August 28, 2015 - 12:05am
August 21, 2015
Home for the Summer: It's trout season
Finally, finally it's trout season. Oh, I'm not talking about out on the big lake where fishermen are hauling in great hunky chunky lake trout. Or even the actual date when fishing season opens. I'm talking about our cabin where the resident fisherman is finally checking his hip boots...
August 21, 2015 - 9:22am
August 17, 2015
Home for the Summer: Minnesota needs a new word
Minnesota needs a new word — whingeing. It means complaining, but there's something about the word itself that explains it. We heard it first from a foreign exchange student from Australia who lived with us years ago. New Zealanders use it too, as well as South Africans. I...
August 17, 2015 - 11:51am