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Allegations of Open Meeting Law violations have swirled around the Lake Vermilion area in recent weeks, in letters to the editor and commentary in other local media. As a longstanding advocate for … more
Can intentional cruelty to fellow human beings qualify as legitimate U.S. policy? The answer appears to be yes, at least to the Trump administration and its supporters. The recent stories and … more
I’ve been reading about the formation of Quakerism in the 17th Century, and I have been blown away, once again, to be reminded of the commitment and sacrifice of early Quakers in their pursuit of … more
One of the strangest aspects of the current debate over a Medicare-for-All, universal health care system is the mainstream media’s sudden focus on whether a candidate supports a universal system … more
In northern Minnesota, the 4th of July just might be the holiday that surpasses Christmas in its power to pull families together for an all out celebration blow-out. Perhaps because it occurs during, … more
In baseball, it’s three strikes and you’re out. The same should apply to the city of Tower’s engineering firm, Short, Elliot and Hendrickson, or SEH, which has swung and missed on the last … more
If you need an example of how the state’s Pollution Control Agency has lost control of water pollution from our region’s mining operations, you’ll find none better than the revelation that … more
Has political favoritism toward the Iron Range’s most powerful elected official brought an unfair share of funding from the Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabiliation to communities in … more
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has tough questions to answer as more information is being revealed about apparent efforts by the state environmental agency to keep critical comments regarding … more
This time of year I am engaged in activities that stimulate a lot of memories. During this most recent spell of beautiful but ungodly hot weather, John and I were bent over our nice-sized garden … more
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