Over the past several years, we’ve gotten a hefty dose of gridlock and grandstanding from politicians in Washington, D.C. – all at the expense of small businesses and middle class families.
Instead of putting aside their differences, lawmakers at our nation’s capitol caused the first federal government shutdown in over 15 years. As a result, hundreds of thousands of people are being hit with unnecessary economic pain and hardship. Workers are not getting paychecks, businesses are losing customers, and children from low-income families are being blocked from their classrooms.
Memory moments, have you had one? I’ve been having them all my life. They happen when I’m in the midst of a particularly pleasant experience and I think to myself, “I don’t want to forgetthis.” It’s not just remembering the event, but more; it’s recalling the sights and smells and sounds that go along with it as well!
It hadn’t snowed in months but that didn’t stop the storied St. Paul Ski Club from hosting its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies Sept. 14.
It was a festive affair at the North St. Paul American Legion hall, and three new members joined the ranks of those enshrined in the club, which traces its beginning back to 1885.
If you’re thinking of replacing your car, you may also be wondering if you should lease or buy the replacement vehicle. Leasing a vehicle used to be commonplace only for businesses because of the tax write-off. But now with deals like zero money down, low monthly payments or zero-percent interest, leasing has become a popular option for the general public.
Frequently judges receive letters from the public supporting someone involved in a court case, or criticizing them at length. For example, a concerned friend or family member of a criminal defendant may write the judge saying, in essence, “Mr. X has turned his life around and has learned from his mistakes, so please don’t send him to jail.” Ethically a judge cannot consider such a communication in making a decision in a case.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them: Q. Someone told me that for the sake of birds, rice shouldn’t be thrown outside after a wedding. Is this true? And is there a substitute for rice?
State fire officials are urging Minnesotans to clear countertop clutter and cook with caution following a fire that injured an elderly woman and a St. Paul firefighter.Minnesota consumers looking to buy insurance for 2014 will see important changes in law to comply with the health reform in the Affordable Care Act.
A reader has again asked a great question: Why are there so many different types of juries? Juries vary by their size, purpose and the types of cases that they hear.
The most misunderstood jury is the Grand Jury. Its name refers only to the number of people serving as jurors. A grand jury is made up of 16-23 citizens convened by the county attorney to determine whether or not probable cause exists to charge someone with a crime. Typically grand juries are only called to consider charges of first degree murder or misconduct of a public officer.