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It’s a rare thing when one can say that South Dakota is ahead of Minnesota, but such is the case after voters next door resoundingly approved a constitutional amendment to legalize recreational … more
During a Quaker Zoom meeting this Sunday morning, I was reminded by a scripture reading to feel gratitude, to give thanks every day (Psalm 92). (Yes, Quakers do have Zoom meetings for worship to … more
If only the COVID skeptics had been right.For months, we’ve heard millions of Americans, including residents right here in the North Country, scoff at the concerns over the impact of this new … more
Oh Lord, another Halloween has come and gone and I did not outwardly damage any portion of my body this year. It’s fear and trepidation inside instead. Now just get me through COVID and more … more
Consider this tale of two trusts. In 1989, officials in Ely founded the Donald G. Gardner Trust, with $510,000 in proceeds from the sale of a famous painting which Mr. Gardner gifted to the city, and … more
Google, that infamous internet search giant that’s the focus of a new federal antitrust indictment, hasn’t let its legal woes stand in the way of having a good time. They’re out … more
“Here’s our prediction: Trump will leave office with a higher deficit and a higher unemployment rate than he inherited from Barack Obama. And his toxic rhetoric will leave the country … more
Rep. Pete Stauber, unlike his DFL opponent Quinn Nystrom, has nothing to offer the Eighth District when it comes to protecting public access to the region’s healthcare system. At a time when … more
These days the news can be disheartening, so I’ll often look elsewhere for ways to feed my heart. That might be more thoughtful, in-depth reporting; inspiring (or escapist) prose or poetry; a … more
One recent morning, I awoke with my whole body aching. When this happens, I can usually identify an activity I dove into the previous day and presume that I did too much. We all go … more
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