CAPITOL CHATTER Tuesday meeting to start writing disaster-relief bill
Minnesota legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton staffers plan to meet Tuesday as they begin writing a bill to provide disaster relief.
The 11:30 a.m. meeting in the state Capitol will be the first of what... Posted on 8/2/12 at 1:18 PM
Cost-share available to repair, install erosion control practices
WORTHINGTON — Farmers in 29 Minnesota counties, including those in the six counties of far southwest Minnesota, are now eligible for up to 100 percent cost-share to repair or install existing erosion control practices due to late-September flooding.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators head back to St. Paul Monday to approve spending disaster-relief funds in what is supposed a neat, clean afternoon affair where lawmakers hear the proposal, vote for it and go home.
Vote for flood-relief funding scheduled for next Monday
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators are on call to vote on flood-relief funding Monday, but it remains unclear whether communities affected by a June 17 tornado outbreak also can expect help.
WORTHINGTON — Lisa Shane, convicted in 2006 for second-degree murder through child neglect in the death of her infant daughter, was recently denied a petition for post-conviction relief, which she has 60 days to appeal.
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County Attorney Gordon Moore was served on Thursday with a notice of appeal filed by the state public defender on behalf of Lisa Marie Shane, who was convicted in April of second-degree unintentional murder, which occurred during an underlying offense of felony child neglect.
WORTHINGTON — Despite requests by her attorney and her mother for a shorter prison term, Lisa Marie Shane was sentenced Friday to 15 years incarceration in a state facility by Judge David Christensen in Nobles County District Court.
I read your coverage of County Attorney Gordon Moore’s complaints about the bill the county is paying for a defense expert in the Lisa Shane murder trial. Your readers might want to hear the other side of the story.
Criminal cases more and more involve scientific evidence.
John Stuart, Minnesota State Public Defender
, May 18, 2006
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