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Millions of average Minnesotans are facing a tax increase this year as a result of federal tax changes approved in December and the Legislature seems unwilling to heed Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal … more
Back in 2002, the late Sen. Paul Wellstone recruited Tofte outfitter and environmental activist Bill Hansen to run for the Legislature in the old 6A District and secured him the early endorsement of … more
The Dalai Lama said: “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” I found that quote quite remarkable. Really? That’s it? He also stated more fully, “This is my simple religion. No … more
Effectively addressing a major challenge takes leadership and organizational capacity. And the Vermilion Lake Association and the North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District are bringing … more
Anyone who writes intentionally, knows the challenge of facing the blank page. The first sentence, at least for me, is always the hardest. After struggling considerably with my first draft, I was … more
There are only so many hours in a day— which is why members of the St. Louis County School Board are justified in their skepticism about their collaboration agreement with Mt. Iron-Buhl. While … more
We’re at a watershed moment in American political history. Our Congress — I’m talking about the people’s body, the institution created by our founders, and not just the men and women who … more
The number of Minnesotans who lack health insurance coverage is back on the rise after reaching a historic low of 4.3 percent in 2016. Rising health insurance premiums and lack of quality insurance … more
We’re rediscovering the boundless energy and enthusiasm of a young dog, and the ways in which dog ownership can reorder our lives. It’s been several months now since we said our final goodbyes … more
For years, the Minnesota Legislature has done a good job of allowing the sun to shine on the workings of our government. Statutes such as the Open Meeting Law allow residents and the media to … more
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