While Bluestem Prairie was a strident critic of Carly Melin compromising away the original medical cannabis bill until the final product was among the most restrictive in the country, a story in the Duluth News Tribune about her Republican opponent suggests that there are limits to inflexibility.
In Candidate faces lawsuit for sawing garage in half in ongoing property dispute, News Tribune staff writer John Myers reports:
The Republican candidate for Minnesota House District 6A on the Iron Range faces a civil trial in Itasca County this week after sawing his neighbor’s garage in half.
Roger Weber of rural Nashwauk is being sued by Mark Besemann of Iron after Weber used a power saw to bisect the building. Weber then removed half of the garage he insists was built, decades ago, on property that he now owns.
Besemann is suing Weber for $20,000 in damage to the garage and $20,000 in punitive damages. Besemann also is seeking a small portion of Weber’s land adjacent to the garage to act as a buffer to any additional actions Weber might take.
State District Court Judge Lois Lang is scheduled to hear the case Monday and Tuesday in Grand Rapids. . .
Read the deets in the Duluth paper.
There's little likelihood that Weber will get the chance to bring his unique style of chainsaw politics to St. Paul. MinnPost's Minnesota's most competitive House districts notes:
With a PVI of -38.3, district 06A is very DFL leaning. The DFL incumbent CARLY MELIN — who won by a 41.7 point margin in 2012 — might have a very easy race against challenger ROGER WEBER (R).
Photo: We're not sure that sawing a garage in half quite illustrates the wisdom of Solomon or something else entirely. Photo by Bob King of the Duluth News Tribune.
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