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This is no time for a breakdown in legislative leadership in St. Paul. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what we have seen so far from a divided Legislature that has been unable to pass a laundry … more
I don’t have to repeat what so many have already said, “These are weird and interesting times,” but I just did. The litany of new developments in the past few weeks is … more
When I had to go to the optometrist as a fourth-grader to get glasses, one of the things he tested me for was color blindness. He explained that it was a vision problem where people couldn’t … more
In a surprise move late this past week, the Trump administration filed a last-minute brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the nine justices to strip approximately 25 million Americans of their … more
The ocean wind was 25 to 30 knots steady with gusts 5 or 10 knots higher. The waves were probably only three feet but seemed like unscalable mountains and treacherous crevasses. I was accidentally … more
Antofagasta, the massive international copper-mining giant behind the proposed Twin Metals project, needs to start playing straight with Minnesotans, particularly residents here in the North Country. … more
What has long been an unspoken rule about how taconite funds are allocated on the Iron Range became explicit recently when the legislators on the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board blocked … more
In 1995, I received a copy of a book entitled “When Beaver Was Very Great: Stories to Live By,” a compendium of tales from Anishinaabeg storyteller Anne M. Dunn. As I prepared to write … more
The first reason I can give for why black lives matter to me starts with one word: Christopher.Christopher is the 15-year-old son of a good friend of mine, Kenya, who lives in North Carolina. … more
The Tower City Council took an important step forward this week in the fight against blight. That now gives the city common cause with neighboring communities, like Ely and Orr, where city officials … more
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