Vote for Justice Paul Thissen

October 24, 2020

Just flip your ballot over and do it, or you might get Michelle MacDonald

Brian, is there lint in that media navel?

September 22, 2016

He don’t need no stinkin’ badges

It’ll probably be moot, anyway

September 20, 2016

Update 9/25: (If you haven’t read the original story, you might want to scroll down and do that first, before reading this update.) There was a hearing on Sandra Grazzini-Rucki’s petition last Thursday. Her attorney Michelle MacDonald explained to the court that her client was indisposed and could not be there, having been hauled off […]

Dede Evavold? Never heard of her

November 18, 2015

The sound you hear is the cock crowing

Flying home to face the music

October 27, 2015

See the update with remarks by law professor David Schultz below. By letter dated October 26th, Michelle MacDonald entered her appearance on behalf of Sandra Grazzini-Rucki in the criminal case in Dakota County against Grazzini-Rucki. In her letter of transmittal to Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom, MacDonald also requested to travel “port to port” with Grazzini-Rucki […]

Inch by inch

October 23, 2015

The Grazzini-Rucki investigation proceeds


On comments: unfunny cartoons & unfunny court cases

August 31, 2015

Reaching deep into the ol’ mailbag, we find a couple of new comments. Deep is where we have to reach sometimes, because readers have learned we have an uneven record when it comes to publishing comments. But keep them coming, because we do appreciate them, read them, and often learn from them, when received. And, […]

Cough it up, Dale

August 24, 2015

Michael Brodkorb continues to report on the case of the two missing Lakeville girls, Samantha and Gianna Rucki. As first reported in the Strib by Brandon Stahl, a warrant for the arrest of the girls’ mother, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, was issued about ten days ago. As of this writing, she hasn’t been arrested and she has not surrendered […]

Get out from under the spell, Sandra

August 21, 2015

I have not written anything new for some time, to the satisfaction of many, no doubt, and the disappointment of, I hope, a few. There are excuses I could offer — and plausible ones, at that — but the truth is that I haven’t found much of interest in the local news, anyway. That is, until Brandon […]

The trouble with family courts

June 3, 2015

Have you ever had someone come and ask your opinion about something, or to help him or her solve a problem, and then when you do, he or she turns on you and claims you’re wrong, and it’s all your fault? Mediating a tiff between your kids is a particularly good way to wind up in this situation; sometimes they […]

Michelle’s pitch for martyrdom

May 1, 2015

You might learn something, or not

Four persons of interest

April 29, 2015

I don’t know about the rest of you, my friends, but I have been absolutely riveted by Michael Brodkorb’s efforts to get to the bottom of the disappearance of Samantha and Gianna Rucki, missing now for two years. Interest in the case was revived by the Strib’s Brandon Stahl’s recent article about the disappearance of the […]