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With the collapse, at least for now, of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, the political focus in Washington has shifted to “tax reform.” Of course, when the GOP controls the … more
Americans are learning the limitations of electing a president with little experience, interest, or knowledge in running the federal government. No doubt many who voted for Donald Trump in … more
With the Republicans in charge at the Legislature, corporate lobbyists are having a field day in St. Paul this year, and cities around the state could be feeling the effects unless Gov. Mark Dayton … more
As recently as the 1960s and early 70s, when residents of places like Tower or Ely flushed their toilets, the waste found its way, more or less untreated, into Shagawa Lake or Lake Vermilion, … more
Creativity is a topic that is endlessly fascinating to me: how it shows up in our personalities, projects and propensities; how it is nurtured or cultivated; and how it doesn’t show up when you … more
PolyMet officials should be livid. The company’s plans to open their copper-nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes could run aground as a result of a federal appraisal for their land exchange that is quite … more
President Trump has repeatedly promised that his alternative to the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, would increase access, lower costs, and provide better health care. Yet the … more
A recent lawsuit filed against Gov. Mark Dayton by supporters of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine should be dismissed for the meritless action that it is. The case improperly sues the … more
Regarding the recent BWCA Wilderness Economic Contribution Analysis report and Timberjay editorial, I would like to clarify a couple points. I wholeheartedly agree that there is real value to … more
As we all know, there is the lovely side of a story, such as my wedding society column three weeks ago, and then there are the humorous, often less lovely, details that surround an event. I covered … more
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