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If you roll a bowling ball down Sheridan Street in Ely, chances are pretty good you’ll hit an artist, and I love that. That is, I’m not really a proponent of using artists as bowling pins, but I … more
For years, like the dog that chases the car, Republicans in Congress have chased their own holy grail, repeal of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. And like the dog that finally … more
How we vote is rarely a perfect reflection of our political desires, and our recent presidential election was probably the most dramatic example of that fact. While many Americans voted for change on … more
When it comes to economic development in small towns, particularly for those in remote areas like ours, you have to put your best foot forward. Every town has a few assets to tout, and successful … more
Greetings, it’s late November, snow is on the way, and my writing intermission has ended. On with the show! Grab a snack, favorite “bev,” and ease into a chair for a bit. Much has happened … more
For 36 years I had the privilege of teaching English, language arts and social studies to students in grades 7-12. One of the most important lessons I taught was the power of words. Words matter. … more
There’s good news and bad news on the development front for the city of Tower. The good news is that residents have been engaged like never before in working to advance economic activity and … more
This week I’m writing about a man I knew nothing about; when I did become aware of him, I felt sheepish that I hadn’t known of him earlier. We are on the eve on the presidential election as I … more
Tuesday’s political earthquake, with the stunning election of Donald J. Trump, may well mark an historic turning point in America’s political journey. Many Americans fear that Trump’s authoritarian … more
TOWER—Schools matter in a community, and that’s why the declining enrollment of the Tower-Soudan Elementary was front and center at a community meeting here last week. At a time when these … more
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