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It appears that Democrats are lining up to make the same mistakes next year that cost them dearly in 2016. With the party’s decision to force out Rep. John Conyers and Sen. Al Franken over sexual … more
In less than three weeks I will be fifty-nine years-old and celebrating my Christmas Eve birthday. For nearly sixty years, people have been asking me if I got gypped on presents because my birthday … more
Lately my life seems to be taking 90º turns without warning. The morning after Thanksgiving, I was walking to the garbage can with a couple items since it was a delayed pickup day, and my … more
The rush of stories in the news in recent weeks about sexual harassment in high places has reminded me of the regular phone calls I used to receive from my mother. For 12 years, she worked as a … more
Boy has time flown! The snow is on the ground and it’s nearly Thanksgiving already. Bill and I haven’t had much “down time” since we moved into our house this past July. I think all of us … more
Like many humans, I’m fascinated with the auroras, named borealis in our northern latitudes, the pulsating sheets and streaks of light that we may see if we’re lucky or persistent enough. I … more
Don’t look now, but Iron Range taconite producers could soon be in trouble again. Imports of inexpensive foreign steel are up 24 percent so far this year, the biggest spike in steel imports since … more
We’ve had such a beautiful fall this year and after a super-productive summer at our new house, we’ve been able to squeeze in a few more projects due to the warm weather.  As I walked to the … more
The manipulative aspects of advertising and sales have always made me skeptical and resistant as a customer and a lousy salesperson for my own products and services as I avoid anything that sounds … more
The ongoing debate in our pages between County Commissioner Tom Rukavina and Reid Carron, of Morse Township, is strong evidence of the need for a social and economic analysis of the effects of … more
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