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I have been very curious about what people are doing with their time during this period of voluntary isolation, wondering if they are relieved from the incessant busyness that seems to characterize … more
For the past two weeks, Americans have been largely focused on the public health emergency that is increasingly gripping the entire world. As we learn about things like social distancing, face … more
“We’re interrupting regular programming to bring you breaking news on… garbage! Steve Pellinen, from St. Louis County’s Department of Environmental Services, delivered the … more
City officials in Tower should see the current shakeup in the city’s emergency services as an opportunity to bring professional leadership onboard while saving taxpayer dollars at the same … more
“The Buck Stops Here,” was the sign that President Harry Truman famously kept on his desk in the Oval Office, as a symbol of the awesome responsibility placed on the shoulders of the … more
This isn’t something I normally think about. But in this moment of national emergency, when life as we know it has changed in such dramatic ways, seemingly overnight, the truly important … more
I have to admit, I have been feeling just weary about our species’ inability to get along, to evolve just the tiniest bit faster, and to figure out how we can do things better. In my heart of … more
The Tower City Council, on Monday, had little choice but to discharge Steve Altenburg from his duties as fire chief and ambulance director for the city. While Mr. Altenburg has been an asset to the … more
The weeks roll by quickly! Once again, I’m faced with a list of topics screaming for my attention. The sun is shining and the temperature outside has risen to the mid-thirties. Shouldn’t … more
The recent calls for boycotts of Indian-owned businesses in our region are as foolish as they are disrespectful. The politicians, like Sen. Tom Bakk, Ely Mayor Chuck Novak, and groups like the … more
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