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Greenwood Township residents are rightfully upset by a town board majority that seems to make up new rules as it goes along. That was the case last week when the town board voted 3-2 at the end of … more
It’s easy in small towns to view arts and cultural events as luxuries. But as a growing number of small communities in the U.S. have discovered, the arts can be a key element in community and … more
REGIONAL—A St. Paul organization, known as Water Legacy, has quietly assembled a devastating indictment of the state of Minnesota and its unwillingness to regulate the taconite mining industry, for … more
In recent weeks, we’ve reported on some of the on-the-ground impacts of a change in state law and Department of Natural Resources policies that requires foresters and other state land managers to … more
Minnesota’s struggling nursing homes gained some breathing room with the passage of legislation that bases Minnesota’s Medicaid payments on facilities’ actual operating costs. It not only … more
“The worst I’ve ever seen.” That was Rep. Tom Anzelc’s assessment of the lack of transparency in the final days of this year’s legislative session, and it has many legislators, including … more
It could have been so much worse. Last week’s trestle fire along Canadian National’s Duluth Winnipeg and Pacific rail line south of International Falls had the potential to be an incredible … more
Americans all understand the value of trade. But we agree with Eighth District Congressman Rick Nolan and his concern that the new Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a bad deal for America and the … more
There’s an old saying that the two things you never want to see being made are sausages and legislation. There was little danger of Minnesotans getting the chance to see lawmakers at work this … more
Volunteers help communities not only survive, but also thrive. That message came through loud and clear during the Governor’s Fishing Opener, where a virtual army of volunteers gave of their … more
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