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Can Joe Radinovich speak to both sides in a divided DFL? That’s the task he’s laid out for himself as he campaigns for the seat his political mentor Rick Nolan has held since 2012. Radinovich … more
To my fellow Minnesotans: I recently vetoed a bill that would abruptly withdraw Minnesota from compliance with the 45-year-old federal Clean Water Act, one of the cornerstones of our country’s … more
Sessions of the Minnesota Legislature have gained a reputation in recent years for limited accomplishment. This year, they seem to be outdoing even the low bar they’ve set for themselves. With … more
Last Sunday over 120 Ely women gathered together to donate thousands of dollars to benefit a local non-profit, and I was privileged to be one of them. This truly imaginative approach to fundraising, … more
The country is getting its first look at the impact of the changes to the Affordable Care Act enacted by Congress and President Trump late last year. The news isn’t good. In the two states, … more
Efforts to undo the environmental and public health protections of the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency could harm more than the air we breathe. They could undercut the … more
“Why Am I Painting My Living Room?” This little phrase comes from a song by Lou and Peter Berryman. I first heard it in the 80’s on one of my favorite radio stations, KAXE out of Grand … more
Millions of average Minnesotans are facing a tax increase this year as a result of federal tax changes approved in December and the Legislature seems unwilling to heed Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal … more
Back in 2002, the late Sen. Paul Wellstone recruited Tofte outfitter and environmental activist Bill Hansen to run for the Legislature in the old 6A District and secured him the early endorsement of … more
The Dalai Lama said: “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” I found that quote quite remarkable. Really? That’s it? He also stated more fully, “This is my simple religion. No … more
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