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Given four years of litigation over the St. Louis County School District’s improper use of taxpayer dollars for political purposes, one might have thought that school district officials would have … more
Could Sen. Tom Bakk’s tenure as state Senate Majority Leader be in doubt? That’s the political buzz within DFL-oriented circles and blogs in the wake of what clearly was not a great session … more
Back in the summer of ‘84, I came upon a phenomenon in the great north woods, which I’d never experienced before. Maybe because I was young and quite sheltered, the events of the summer left such … more
As we report this week, a three-judge panel at the Office of Administrative Hearings fined the St. Louis County School District last Friday for its failure to file a complete campaign finance report, … more
Memorial Day weekend is ahead of us, and perhaps you’ve seen folks taking their cemetery baskets in to greenhouses for filling, or they are buying the flowers to plant themselves. You’ll see a … more
What a mess. That’s the only way to describe the current status of mail delivery in our area in the wake of the closure of the Duluth processing facility last month. It’s a far cry from the … more
My April 10 column on Dr. L. David Mech’s 2014 study that links declining wolf numbers in his study area east of Ely with rising wolf numbers has generated a number of valuable letters from readers … more
Summer is nearly here, high school seniors will be graduating and having parties, then working summer jobs. Once again our Iron Range mining industry is experiencing hard times so there may not be … more
Are Republican presidential hopefuls playing with fire? It certainly looks that way in the wake of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s recent call for increasing the retirement age for Social … more
It’s that time of year when my thoughts always turn to another growing season in the garden. Like many of you, I’ve been inspired in recent years by the growth of the local food movement and … more
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