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For years, the United Steelworkers used the political strength of their 30,000 members to make the case for steel tariffs to stem the flow of cheap foreign steel being dumped on U.S. shores. … more
Recently I jumped into the epicenter of American consumerism along with 56 million others when I reluctantly came to the conclusion that I needed to replace my 21-year-old Suburu Legacy wagon. That … more
The lack of transparency in the operation of the city of Tower’s harbor committee came home to roost on Monday as members of the city council, who have been left out of the loop, expressed … more
Don’t look now, but there are signs that President Trump’s global trade war could have implications for the region’s economy— and not necessarily the kind that some folks were expecting. … more
Voting is a constitutional right. Which is why potentially losing that right due to careless error on the part of election officials, as happened in Tower on Aug. 14, is so unconscionable. We’ve … more
On July 25, I got a call from my grandson asking if I could take him to his SWOP banquet. Even though I wasn’t sure what SWOP was, it was easy to say, “YES”. Our visits have been getting fewer … more
“Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” Thomas Jefferson Our founding fathers well understood the importance of information to the survival of a republic. Without information, they recognized that there could be no accountability— and a government … more
Here’s an inconsistency that continuously puzzles me. Right here in northeastern Minnesota, as well as around the country, we have critical workforce shortages that are clearly impacting the health … more
Need a practical reason to vote in this Tuesday’s primary election? Then how about this… doing so preserves your right to engage in one of America’s favorite activities— complaining about the … more
Driving lesson number one – keep your eyes on the road. It seems simple enough. If you don’t keep your eyes in front of you, you run the risk of a crash. Yet more often than not, drivers are … more
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