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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
For most Americans, the connection between President Donald Trump and the roughly 40 percent of the electorate who tell pollsters they continue to support him, is difficult to understand. Most … more
Quiet. Inner stillness. The soul yearns for it. Creative imagination runs dry without the rehydration of long, liquid moments of just being. The immune system quivers and weakens into auto-immune … more
U.S. Steel has never been shy when it comes to undermining Minnesota’s water quality regulations, particularly as they apply to its Minntac facility north of Virginia. As we’ve reported before, … more
In his May 17 letter to the editor, Ely Mayor Chuck Novak suggested Minnesota’s Fourth District Rep. Betty McCollum and nearly three dozen retired Forest Service officials were in a “rush to … more
The Ely School Board was wise to hit the pause button recently and refocus their time and energy on finding a new administrator to lead the district into the future. With their able superintendent, … more
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