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In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, a confident President Barack Obama cited the lowest unemployment rate since the 2008 crash, rising consumer confidence, a rapidly-shrinking deficit, and the … more
Everyone agrees on the urgent need to fix Minnesota’s crumbling roads and bridges, but how to pay for those repairs is emerging as the key battle of this legislative session. The need is … more
Residents of northern Minnesota are understandably upset over a federal district court judge’s decision to overturn the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to delist the gray wolf in the … more
Finding the perfect gift is a challenge every Christmas. With that in mind, we have suggestions for presents that we’d like to see Santa deliver this year. ‰To members of Congress, we ask for … more
An administrative law judge found merit in arguments that the St. Louis County School District filed an incomplete and inadequate campaign finance report. Although the judge’s decision … more
A projected $1 billion surplus could provide more sorely-needed help for rural Minnesotans. In a teleconference last week, Gov. Mark Dayton proposed using a portion of the surplus to expand … more
Property tax reforms adopted by legislators during the 2013 and 2014 sessions were supposed to result in the largest property tax reduction in 12 years for Minnesotans. But that hasn’t been the … more
It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving dinner has barely cleared the plates before throngs of shoppers will be heading to big-box retailers in search of bargains. Others will be scanning online … more
The former Orr School could once again become the tiny community’s hub if a community group succeeds with its plans to turn the school into a community center and business incubator. The group, … more
The inability of Americans to understand relative risk is a danger in itself. Take the overblown threat posed by Ebola, which is already having economic repercussions right here in the North Country. … more
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