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Since Thanksgiving celebrates the arrival of European immigrants to America and the welcome given by the Indians who had lived here for centuries, I just can’t resist. So many tasty metaphors come … more
We reported last week on a lawsuit surrounding Calgary-based Enbridge Energy’s effort to get around environmental review laws in order to ramp up shipments of tar sands bitumen from Canada through … more
Last week’s announcement that Antofagasta is going to rescue a financially strapped Duluth Metals through acquisition was not a surprise. Duluth Metals had been in a downward spiral since … more
The Morse Township hall on South Central Avenue in Ely was buzzing busy with a waiting line 10 folks long for the five full voting booths when I went in to cast my ballot at 10:30 on Tuesday morning. … more
Seeing and hearing, in person, the President or Vice President of the United States, or a candidate for these high offices, is a rare opportunity for any American. I was in the same room last week … more
I almost fell off my chair the other day while reading Stewart Mills’ comments in the Mesabi Daily News on the subject of single-payer health insurance. He chastised his opponent Rick Nolan for … more
Having an insider’s view of two recent lawsuits that went all the way to the Minnesota Supreme Court has been an eye-opening experience for me about the legal process, and it’s unpredictable … more
This Halloween, I’m dressing as a giant cough drop. It’s either that, a box of tissues, or a six-pack of Robitussin. Halloween offers us a time to make a personal statement while masked and … more
From the time they were tiny, fuzzy buds, to now, as they flush the last of their colors before blowing away in the wind, leaves serve as a reminder of the unique beauty in each stage of the … more
Dang it, I’ve disappointed Joe Biden again this week. This according to one of the least-convincing campaign fundraising email campaigns going. And, to make me feel worse, before him I disappointed … more
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