A second recall petition against a Crow Wing County lawmaker who voted in favor of gay marriage has been initiated. Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter, is the subject of a recall petition initiated by Doug Kern of rural Brainerd and Tony Bauer of Nisswa.
■ How area lawmakers voted
Voting yes - Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter; Rep. Joe Radinovich, DFL-Crosby; Rep. Tom Anzelc, DFL-Balsam Township; Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji.
Voting no - Rep. Mark Anderson, R-Lake Shore; Rep.
Three area businesses, including Cragun's Resort, were among the complainants whose action led to a Better Business Bureau (BBB) alert being issued concerning a Twin Cities media group they claim did not live up to its promises.
With a House vote on the gay marriage bill scheduled for Thursday and the DFL House speaker confident he has enough votes for passage, Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter, said he won't decide "until I have to push that red or green button.
The license of James L. Davis, doctor of chiropractic based in Brainerd, was suspended last month for two years by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners for violating professional boundaries with a female patient.