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There was a time when some politicians in this country stood up to corporate America. They were progressive and truly populist, and believed that the government had a role to play in ensuring that … more
As we report this week, the Tower City Council has taken an issue that needed attention and turned it into a critical problem— apparently without realizing it. It’s a troubling pattern … more
For many, our story this week about the long list of customer concerns surrounding Frontier Communications, won’t really come as news. Poor service, questionable billing practices, and lack of … more
Oh, the poor beleaguered American corporation. To hear GOP leaders, and even a few Democrats, tell the tale, companies in the U.S. are severely overtaxed and it’s limiting America’s … more
Last week I attended the Change-of-Command Ceremony where we honored Lieutenant General (Brevet)(Retired) Richard Nash for his decades of service and saw him pass the leadership torch to Major … more
We may now understand why the state’s Pollution Control Agency spent more than three decades studiously ignoring a state sulfate standard designed to protect wild rice. The standard— the … more
Taxpayers in Tower should sit up and take notice. The city council is poised to approve a construction bid as early as next week that could require bonding of as much as $600,000 as part of a project … more
Is the DFL headed for a crackup in the Eighth District? That appears increasingly likely as the divide within the party, particularly over the issue of sulfide mining, has become too vast and too … more
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
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