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Sometimes it takes a shock, like a quick kick to the head or the gut, to get our attention, and we certainly have had our share in the last year. The tsunami of the COVID-19 pandemic swept over the … more
With the COVID-19 pandemic increasingly on the wane and with Minnesotans anxious to do some exploring out-of-doors this summer, Republican leaders in the state Senate have decided they want to shut … more
Everyone has a “growing up” story. Mine begins in an obscure township on the outskirts of Detroit, Mich. My parents’ little asbestos-shingled bungalow sat amidst a hodgepodge of … more
Writer and political activist Upton Sinclair famously wrote, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” And the truth of … more
“We came here and created a blank slate; we birthed a nation from nothing. There was nothing here. Yes, we had Native Americans, but candidly there isn’t much Native American culture in … more
As recent comments from local school board members suggest, many school officials are anxious to get all students back to the classroom full time.The abrupt shutdown of school buildings and shift to … more
People talk about saving the Earth or protecting our planet, but I imagine the Earth will always be here in some form or another. It’s not the Earth itself that needs protecting. It’s our … more
In many ways, former Vice President Walter Mondale, who died April 19 at the age of 93, was the ideal political leader. He was humble. He was honest. And he cared deeply about making life better for … more
Rep. Pete Stauber wants to make sure that no one in northeastern Minnesota forgets about sulfide mining. Stauber is doing his best to keep the issue front and center in the minds of Eighth District … more
I was recently given a copy of Yes! magazine chock full of fascinating stories. In one article Kendra Ward encourages us to awaken our ecological psyche, to “rekindle the deep memory of where … more
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