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State officials, like Gov. Tim Walz, are coming under pressure from well-funded political operatives, posing as a grassroots uprising, to halt efforts to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The … more
We suspect few Minnesotans jumped for joy at Gov. Walz’s decision last week to extend his stay-at-home order through May 4. Efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic are inconvenient, … more
It was an Easter Sunday like no other I can recall. Another morning with cold gray skies but a forecast predicting “a nice day in the Northland”. When the sun gets high enough to warm … more
If there’s a silver lining in the current COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that, across the country, Americans are stepping up to fill the void left by the astonishing lack of leadership in … more
It’s a curious thing to me, in the midst of global pandemic that’s keeping people cloistered in their homes, that online streaming services are reporting a surge in the number of people … more
I have been very curious about what people are doing with their time during this period of voluntary isolation, wondering if they are relieved from the incessant busyness that seems to characterize … more
For the past two weeks, Americans have been largely focused on the public health emergency that is increasingly gripping the entire world. As we learn about things like social distancing, face … more
“We’re interrupting regular programming to bring you breaking news on… garbage! Steve Pellinen, from St. Louis County’s Department of Environmental Services, delivered the … more
City officials in Tower should see the current shakeup in the city’s emergency services as an opportunity to bring professional leadership onboard while saving taxpayer dollars at the same … more
“The Buck Stops Here,” was the sign that President Harry Truman famously kept on his desk in the Oval Office, as a symbol of the awesome responsibility placed on the shoulders of the … more
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