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One of the delightful benefits of the social lockdown is that I’m periodically having longer phone conversations with my children. This week I received a call from my older son. It came after a … more
The Tower City Council took an important step forward when it approved the development of a business plan for the city-run ambulance service. It’s critical information not just for the future … more
To hear President Trump speak at times, it’s difficult to believe he’s ever been involved in running a business. Take his latest salvo against the U.S. Postal Service, which he described … more
It’s purely serendipitous that I’m writing this column on what turns out to be National Blueberry Pie Day, April 28, as anyone who’s known me for years will tell you I’d do … more
The phone rang one sheltered night, bringing a voice from the past across 27 years of silence. A friend I’ll call Sam was looking through old class reunion stuff, saw my name, and thought … more
State officials, like Gov. Tim Walz, are coming under pressure from well-funded political operatives, posing as a grassroots uprising, to halt efforts to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The … more
We suspect few Minnesotans jumped for joy at Gov. Walz’s decision last week to extend his stay-at-home order through May 4. Efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic are inconvenient, … more
It was an Easter Sunday like no other I can recall. Another morning with cold gray skies but a forecast predicting “a nice day in the Northland”. When the sun gets high enough to warm … more
If there’s a silver lining in the current COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that, across the country, Americans are stepping up to fill the void left by the astonishing lack of leadership in … more
It’s a curious thing to me, in the midst of global pandemic that’s keeping people cloistered in their homes, that online streaming services are reporting a surge in the number of people … more
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