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While the impacts from Hurricane Dorian thankfully passed far from Minnesota, even here in the North Country, we can’t escape the impacts that Hurricane Trump continues to inflict on our federal … more
I dislike spending time responding to the nonsense that regularly appears in the pages of the Tower News, but the defamatory screed from Tower Ambulance Director and Fire Chief Steve Altenburg that … more
The future of the Tower Area Ambulance Service is too important to leave to haphazard leadership. As we report this week, the once highly-profitable TAAS is facing another year of financial … more
New mineral leases issued to Twin Metals by the Trump administration in June were supposed to be the third and final renewal of two separate leases that the U.S. government originally granted to the … more
We’ve all heard the old saying— build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door. It’s been a conventional wisdom for as long as any of us can remember, a paean to the … more
It’s been three years since I “retired” from work and I still recall a conversation I had with a woman I’d met who at that time was nearing 70. “Be careful,” she warned. “You’ll find … more
When I consider the political situation in this country, I am astonished, angered, and frustrated, like many others. In spite of the reported approval ratings of Donald Trump, I find it hard to … more
Kudos to the Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Fund for the organization’s significant investment in the future of Big Rice Lake, as we report this week. Few lakes in northern St. Louis County have been … more
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission should reconsider the decision by the Department of Commerce to let Frontier Communications avoid any civil or criminal penalties for its systematic neglect … more
To hear President Trump tell the story, the U.S. economy is booming, at least where it counts. To him, it’s really all about manufacturing— particularly heavy manufacturing— and it’s an … more
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