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Effectively addressing a major challenge takes leadership and organizational capacity. And the Vermilion Lake Association and the North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District are bringing … more
There are only so many hours in a day— which is why members of the St. Louis County School Board are justified in their skepticism about their collaboration agreement with Mt. Iron-Buhl. While … more
The number of Minnesotans who lack health insurance coverage is back on the rise after reaching a historic low of 4.3 percent in 2016. Rising health insurance premiums and lack of quality insurance … more
For years, the Minnesota Legislature has done a good job of allowing the sun to shine on the workings of our government. Statutes such as the Open Meeting Law allow residents and the media to … more
On the long list of strategic errors and ethical misjudgments by the Democratic Party establishment, one of the worst examples of both has been the party’s failure under presidents Bill Clinton and … more
While President Trump’s recently-announced tariffs on steel and aluminum might seem like good news for the Iron Range at first glance, a closer look suggests that any short-term gains from the … more
We see the headlines all the time. A new broadband initiative, funded by the state or the feds, is investing more taxpayer dollars to lay fiber optic cable to small towns out across rural America. … more
The shooting erupts. People, often children, die in horrifying numbers. We offer thoughts and prayers, and move on, until the next mass shooting momentarily attracts our attention, and we repeat the … more
Two weeks after Donald Trump won election as our 45th president, I made a couple predictions in these pages— namely that the agenda that Trump touted during the campaign would bear little … more
Slowly, but surely, health care and community activists in our area are making strides in the fight against addiction to opioid pain relievers. We don’t need to recount the devastation that these … more
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