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The ocean wind was 25 to 30 knots steady with gusts 5 or 10 knots higher. The waves were probably only three feet but seemed like unscalable mountains and treacherous crevasses. I was accidentally … more
Antofagasta, the massive international copper-mining giant behind the proposed Twin Metals project, needs to start playing straight with Minnesotans, particularly residents here in the North Country. … more
What has long been an unspoken rule about how taconite funds are allocated on the Iron Range became explicit recently when the legislators on the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board blocked … more
In 1995, I received a copy of a book entitled “When Beaver Was Very Great: Stories to Live By,” a compendium of tales from Anishinaabeg storyteller Anne M. Dunn. As I prepared to write … more
The first reason I can give for why black lives matter to me starts with one word: Christopher.Christopher is the 15-year-old son of a good friend of mine, Kenya, who lives in North Carolina. … more
The Tower City Council took an important step forward this week in the fight against blight. That now gives the city common cause with neighboring communities, like Ely and Orr, where city officials … more
I moved to Minneapolis amazed by the squeaky-clean city full of amazing parks and lakes, with alleys that were in better shape than the streets of Chicago, my home for the previous year. At the time … more
Protect and Serve. That is the motto of police services around the country, but those words rang hollow recently in Minneapolis when a police officer named Derek Chauvin casually snuffed the life out … more
These days, I’ll suddenly pause in the middle of something and think, “Wow, 67 years old. I’m gettin’ up there!” Sometimes, it’s when I’m doing something … more
When it comes to business, there’s long been a theory that bigger is better. And we’ve seen that theory at work in recent years in the newspaper world as venture capital firms and larger … more
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