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As pointed out in last week’s edition, Minntac has been operating its tailings basin without a discharge permit from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for 23 years – constantly in violation, … more
Sen. David Tommasoni’s new position as lobbyist, although the organization represents public entities, is simply symptomatic of a corrupt system, especially so on the Iron Range. For decades, … more
With gasoline prices falling and our infrastructure deteriorating after decades of relative neglect by both major political parties, it would seem a no-brainer to raise the gasoline tax in Minnesota. … more
2015 will be the year of a special anniversary for the United States and for me. It will be the fiftieth year since the beginning of our big military buildup in Vietnam and since my service there … more
A federal district judge, without one shred of professional wildlife management evidence to support her decision, has hurled the timber wolf back onto the endangered species list years after it had … more
Holiday seasons past remind us that long ago Christmas was commercialized, then corporatized. Corporate capitalism hijacks and occupies anything seen as a commodity, including our institutions and … more
So the ISD 2142 School Board considered a proposal to pay $10,000 for “bronze plaques at each school recognizing the board members, superintendent, business manager, Johnson Controls, Krause … more
Mike Hillman, you had a full house at your memorial service on Dec. 30. So good at acting, MC’ing, storytelling, broadcasting, and generally conversing, he should have been there to represent … more
Governor Dayton should be applauded for considering using part of the budget surplus to assist Minnesotans in need. I wonder though, if he and other politicians realize what actually happens when … more
After reading Greenwood Twp. Supervisor Gene Baland’s Dec. 5 “There was no violation of the Open Meeting Law” letter to the editor, I am saddened by his attempt to confuse the issue of the new … more
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