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The wild wolf is often shown in the media as a fierce, scary killer, so when a You Tube video appeared early this year casting the predator as more of a savior, lots of folks were delighted. Instead … more
One of the most significant domestic stories of the past four years is one that’s barely rated a notice from the news media. While the media’s attention has been focused on the really critical … more
September is a gentle month around here. The mosquitos’ buzzing and bites aren’t keeping us awake at night, and guests don’t feel quite so urgent about landing walleye. They’re more aware … more
If Iron Range opponents of State Auditor Rebecca Otto were hoping to deliver a show of strength in their effort to deny the two-term DFLer the party’s nomination this year, they must have been … more
I’ve reached my usual worn-out point in the helter-skelter of summer. My internal battery is flashing “LOW-replace soon.” When guests at Camp Van Vac kindly ask the perfunctory “How are … more
For the past thirty years, America has had a love affair with prisons. It’s a remarkable development for a society founded on the principles of liberty and limited government— since there is … more
Does welfare trap people in poverty and keep them from pursuing gainful employment? To U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin, who outlined a new proposal last week that he said is geared to fight poverty … more
The Blueberry Art Festival this week is prime time for creativity in Ely. And the fabulous array of craft items for sale — antler lamps, Hmong art, twig furniture and Barbie tents — this entire … more
There’s a whopper of a story, with global significance, that is suddenly dawning on a lot of people who pay attention to the energy markets. Solar-generated electricity has fallen so dramatically … more
In the spirit of fans being able to create their own fantasy football teams, one might consider a fantasy United States Supreme Court. In light of the recent SCOTUS ruling on the Hobby Lobby case, my … more