HAM LAKE, Minn. (KMSP) - The Ramsey County sheriff’s office has confirmed 16-year-old girl. Wendy Thao was found safe Tuesday in Ham Lake, Minn. Thao had been missing since April 7, when she was seen getting into black, two-door Infiniti in Vadnais Heights, Minn.
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State Supreme Court rules Minnesota's cyberbullying laws impede on free speech
Minnesota’s court of last resort Wednesday reversed the felony and misdemeanor convictions of a Scott County juvenile after ruling the laws he was convicted under are too broad, on First Amendment grounds.
In other words, the way Minnesota’s stalking and harassment laws are written made the cyberbullying case difficult to prosecute without infringing on the minor’s free speech rights.
According to John Arechigo, the defense attorney who fought to bring the case before the State Supreme Court, inking laws that constitutionally cover cyberbullying is a monumental challenge.Read the full article
Town ball in Howard Lake all about community
It takes a community that has a passion for baseball to make town ball work, and there's not a better example than Howard Lake.
It's not a Minnesota summer night without taking the family to the ballpark watching the local amateur team.
Week 3 of the Fox 9 Town Ball Tour brings us to Memorial Park in Howard Lake, also known as "The Orphanage." It's the home of the Howard Lake Orphans, a name the team has embraced since its start in 1995. Howard Lake is a small-town about an hour west of the Twin Cities with a little more than 2,000 residents, and they love their amateur baseball.Read the full article
Tree removal irks neighbors of Southwest Light Rail construction
Construction for the Southwest Light Rail is officially underway and although the plans have been in the works for years, the new reality is tough to take for people living along the line.
Some neighbors aren’t happy about the fate of the trees along the route, either.
Gary Zywotko knew workers from the SWLRT project were going to take down some trees on land owned by the Cedar Lake Shores Townhome Association, but he didn’t expect them to cut down two 60-70 foot tall pine trees inside the fence in his front yard.Read the full article