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As we report this week, top officials within the Department of Natural Resources, in May, worked to block the transfer of a captive yearling bear to the North American Bear Center, in Ely. The … more
Each year, we set aside July 4 as a day to celebrate all that America has been, and all that it has the potential to become. As our founders well knew, they were not launching a new government so … more
Preparing the budget for the upcoming school year proved to be a far less grueling task this June for area school districts, which benefitted from an infusion of new revenue thanks to state … more
When Mother Nature goes on a rampage, there’s little that people can do to stop the damage. But even so, Kabetogama resort operators and homeowners should be able to depend on their county to … more
The St. Louis County School District’s efforts to put a positive spin on the reprimand it received from the Office of Administrative Hearings reveals a leadership wildly out of touch with … more
Officials within the Department of Natural Resources are given wide-ranging authority over the management of millions of acres of public lands as well as all of the state’s wild fish and game … more
It’s understandable that Superintendent Teresa Knife Chief would have some difficulty adjusting to the demands of a much larger school district, and we chose not to criticize some of her early … more
Competing bills in the House and Senate would allow the use of medical marijuana in Minnesota. But while both bills are driven by compassion for people who find little relief and suffer significant … more
Jim Oberstar represented Minnesota’s interests with intelligence, compassion, vitality and grit for more than a quarter of a century. He left a legacy that will endure long after his unexpected … more
Tom Rukavina, a fierce champion for both higher education and strengthening the Range’s economy, saw his efforts pay off last week with the dedication of the Tom Rukavina Engineering Center at … more