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In my last column I told you I’d had the privilege of traveling to Ireland in early September for nine days filled with amazing experiences. This trip was indeed the icing on my cake, largely due … more
Over the past decade, the state of Minnesota has invested hundreds of millions of dollars to improve telecommunications, particularly broadband capacity, in rural parts of the state. Here in … more
“We don’t have to accept the world as it is. We could do our part to seek the world as it should be.” These words attributed to Nelson Mandela can bring images of huge, global changes and … more
As he begins the process of staffing his administration, Gov.-elect Tim Walz will have plenty of decisions to make. But when it comes to selecting the head of the Iron Range Resources and … more
CNN’s Jim Acosta would have done well to take the hint and been content to leave the White House briefing room in the rearview mirror. Don’t get me wrong… Acosta and CNN have a First Amendment … more
A majority of the Tower City Council made the right call on Monday by derailing a transparent effort by Mayor Josh Carlson and City Clerk-Treasurer Linda Keith to scuttle the planned town home … more
When “The Great Minnesota Cookie Book” made its way into my kitchen with a request to write a review, I was a little intimidated. While I have binge-watched every baking show available on … more
If Tom Brokaw didn’t invent the phrase, “America’s Greatest Generation”, he surely embedded it into our nation’s psyche. I didn’t read his book but from his interviews, he seemed to … more
It appears the city of Tower is poised to make another very expensive decision, without adequate vetting. At issue is the desire by Ambulance Director Steve Altenburg to spend as much as $250,000 … more
“I’m Baack”... On Sept. 5, I had the privilege of traveling to Ireland for nine days. They were days filled with amazing experiences, some of which I will share in my next few columns. This … more
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