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The ongoing debate in our pages between County Commissioner Tom Rukavina and Reid Carron, of Morse Township, is strong evidence of the need for a social and economic analysis of the effects of … more
A resolution currently making the rounds of Iron Range city councils decrying the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s proposed new sulfate standard exposes the all-too familiar willingness of … more
Finding a partner, husband, wife, lover, companion is sometimes an arduous task. Oddly, like many things it seems, the harder you try the more difficult it gets, until you throw your arms up in drama … more
Sometimes events conspire to expose the senselessness of much of what passes for leadership in Washington these days. In the wake of Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, the U.S. House of … more
I have often wondered about the many ways our families shape our experience. What gifts were we given? What attitudes? What did we reject? What did we absorb by osmosis without even noticing? I … more
One of the basic principles of the medical profession is, first do no harm. It’s a principle that seemed all but forgotten by the Republican politicians in Washington as they scrambled … more
This past week, Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a health care bill that includes a transition over several years to a fully single-payer “Medicare-for-all” system of health insurance in the U.S. … more
As we report this week, a new study by Center for Rural Policy Development highlights what the organization now calls the “quiet crisis” in rural Minnesota due to the lack of childcare options … more
As a life-long Democrat and one who has contributed to and voted for Congressman Nolan, it pains me to come to the conclusion that Nolan needs to go.  The issue has gone well beyond his all-out … more
I opened the front door of my red Jeep this morning expecting to see Old Dutch Gourmet White Popcorn all over the seat, but there wasn’t even a kernel anywhere, which surprised me, knowing the … more
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