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Now that the DFL primary in District 3A is over, let’s talk honestly about those man camps. As anyone who paid attention to the race knows, Bill Hansen’s suggestion that a copper-nickel boom … more
Wonderful cuisine is on my horizon....because on Oct.16, I am going to Italy! The sale of a family lake cabin this past summer has provided the wherewithal to make it possible for me, my new beau … more
I remember my first conversation about politics the morning after the 1952 presidential election. I was seven. I asked my parents who were still in bed if the man they voted for had won. When they … more
Build it and they will come. That is, essentially, the idea behind Tower’s harbor project, and I remain confident that that’s exactly what’s going to happen— eventually. There’s real … more
These days we hear a lot about how to deal with our “stuff”: how to declutter, downsize, organize and infuse our houses with space, order and beauty. At the least, to have clear pathways through … more
Will water and potential contaminants from the proposed PolyMet mine flow to the north or the south? It would seem a fundamental question, which we would expect a ten-year long environmental review … more
I see pitchforks. Lots of them, and it reflects the almost seething anger that runs across the political spectrum in America these days. It’s fueling the likes of Bernie Sanders, who is now … more
The first time I met Theda Musgrove was in 1981 when I walked into the laundromat in Delta Junction, Alaska. You could take a nice hot shower there for 25 cents back then. I’d seen the sign posted … more
While the political circus that is the Republican presidential contest has been entertaining self-satisfied Democrats in recent weeks, there are ever-increasing signs of trouble in paradise. The … more
What a week it was up in Ely, where I live!  Summer baseball ended, the annual Blueberry Festival ran its three-day stretch during hot, humid weather, and my brother and I sold our family cabin on … more
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