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MN Blog Cabin Roundup, 10/17

Exploring the Minnesota side of Interstate Park

from Minnesota Prairie Roots by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

History seems chiseled in stone here, rock carved away by forces of nature to reveal the magnificent St. Croix River gorge that divides Minnesota and Wisconsin.

If you can’t afford health insurance … three ways to get help

from News Day by Mary Turck

Health insurance costs a lot — family coverage costs more than $1300 per month. Most people can’t afford that. In other countries, the government provides health insurance. Not here. So what can you do to get help paying for health insurance?

MNGOP auditor candidate Randy Gilbert spent $43,290 to make this television commercial

from Bluestem Prairie by Sally Jo Sorensen

Endorsed Republican state auditor candidate Randy Gilbert spent $86,482.92 between January 1, 2014 and September 16, 2014, according to the campaign’s September Pre-General Election report filed with the state campaign finance board.

Of that expense, $43,290 was spent on the “production and creative” for the ad below…

Will someone explain why the Minnesota state court system cannot make civil filings public?

from Minnesota Litigator by Seth Leventhal

Make no mistake: the problem and the delay with remote access to Minnesota state court records is policy. It is not technology. The problem is not, “How do we keep confidential records confidential?” The problem is, “Do Minnesota judges want Minnesotans to be able to have easy access to public court records?”

The honey wind — remembrance of Grand Marais, Minnesota

from Kristine Holmgren — Drama Queen by Kristine Holmgren

The full moon surprised me.  It always does when I visit Lake Superior’s North Shore in autumn. 

I never think of the moon when I’m in the city.  But here,  on the rocks in Grand Marais, it cannot be ignored. 

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