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A resolution currently making the rounds of Iron Range city councils decrying the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s proposed new sulfate standard exposes the all-too familiar willingness of … more
Sometimes events conspire to expose the senselessness of much of what passes for leadership in Washington these days. In the wake of Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, the U.S. House of … more
One of the basic principles of the medical profession is, first do no harm. It’s a principle that seemed all but forgotten by the Republican politicians in Washington as they scrambled … more
As we report this week, a new study by Center for Rural Policy Development highlights what the organization now calls the “quiet crisis” in rural Minnesota due to the lack of childcare options … more
The proposed Ely Regional Community Complex would be a tremendous recreational asset to the Ely area, but it’s one that clearly makes some people nervous. Members of the Ely School Board, for … more
When ideas get lodged in our heads, it can be tough to shake them loose, even when there’s plentiful data that argues to the contrary. Take the notion that bigger is better in education. It’s the … more
Imagine if the President of the United States were willing to order members of his administration to violate the law and the constitution, while offering to protect them from accountability for their … more
In a recent op-ed in the StarTribune, Eighth District Congressman Rick Nolan made a double-barreled argument in favor of copper-nickel mining on the edge of the Boundary Waters. In both cases, the … more
Consider for a moment the implications of President Trump’s astonishing statements on the protests and violence in Charlottesville, and the revisionist affect his words have on America’s history. … more
Imagine waking up one morning and finding that your county, your local school, and area health care providers no longer recognized you as the mother or father of your teenage child. It has the … more
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