Opinion

By Stephen Halsey Jailhouse Lawyer is a term that is applied to people who have not had formal legal education but who have amassed considerable on-the-job training as the result of their negative experiences with the law. Unfortunately, they usually know just enough to get themselves—and others—into trouble. Here are a number of legal myths [...]

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To the editor: This June a big summer storm caused widespread flooding , affecting interstate travel and damaging crops. The governor declared a state of emergency in 51 of the state’s 87 counties. Flooding is not new to Minnesota. But the increasing cost of the damage and the worsening severity of storms due to a [...]

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On Aug. 15 the Panama Canal (which greatly enhances maritime trade by providing a shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans) celebrates the 100th anniversary of its opening. The Tyree family has a multigenerational interest in this milestone. The U.S. Army generously sent my Tennessee plowboy father to the Panama Canal Zone in 1946. As [...]

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Youngsters like Kerrie Maleski, Kayley Schoonmaker, Matt Rubel and Will Tully are part of a major trend in Minnesota. They are among the growing number of students in Minnesota’s two-year community colleges. They’ve also been elected as leaders of the Minnesota State College Student Association. National research says cost and preparation for good jobs is [...]

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