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With December upon us, by now our thoughts have shifted toward Christmas, Hannukah, Solstice, Eid, or Kwanza, some of the names for holidays that honor the season of diminishing light and enfolding … more
Shortly after the Nov. 3 election, Sen. Tom Bakk talked with the Timberjay about his thoughts on the outcome, as well as his goals for his remaining years in the Legislature. Bakk, now 64, has been … more
The first time I became aware of Mary Smilanich-Batinich of Lake Vermilion was on a Timberjay press day when she came swooping into the office on her own deadline, wanting us to help her with one of … more
“It increasingly appears that it will be up to the Republican Party to save America from a would-be dictator. President Donald Trump has made it abundantly clear in recent weeks that he has no … more
When I was a child, the holidays I cherished the most were the ones I considered the “fun” ones – the Fourth of July, Halloween, and Christmas. Each generated a sense of … more
It’s a rare thing when one can say that South Dakota is ahead of Minnesota, but such is the case after voters next door resoundingly approved a constitutional amendment to legalize recreational … more
During a Quaker Zoom meeting this Sunday morning, I was reminded by a scripture reading to feel gratitude, to give thanks every day (Psalm 92). (Yes, Quakers do have Zoom meetings for worship to … more
If only the COVID skeptics had been right.For months, we’ve heard millions of Americans, including residents right here in the North Country, scoff at the concerns over the impact of this new … more
Oh Lord, another Halloween has come and gone and I did not outwardly damage any portion of my body this year. It’s fear and trepidation inside instead. Now just get me through COVID and more … more
Consider this tale of two trusts. In 1989, officials in Ely founded the Donald G. Gardner Trust, with $510,000 in proceeds from the sale of a famous painting which Mr. Gardner gifted to the city, and … more
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