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These days we hear a lot about how to deal with our “stuff”: how to declutter, downsize, organize and infuse our houses with space, order and beauty. At the least, to have clear pathways through … more
Over the past several weeks, more than one political pundit has remarked that many of Donald Trump’s statements would’ve instantly sunk another candidate – electoral campaigns have foundered on … more
The Cook Nursing Home, open since 1965, could be undergoing a major renovation by next summer. But despite a $7 million price tag, the Cook-Orr Area Healthcare District plans to pursue the project … more
Will water and potential contaminants from the proposed PolyMet mine flow to the north or the south? It would seem a fundamental question, which we would expect a ten-year long environmental review … more
They called it the Minnesota Miracle. Rising discontent with soaring property taxes fueled a revolution in school funding, which had been relying solely on local property taxes, creating vast … more
Former president Jimmy Carter recently said that the U.S. is now an “oligarchy”, with “unlimited political bribery” which created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff … more
I see pitchforks. Lots of them, and it reflects the almost seething anger that runs across the political spectrum in America these days. It’s fueling the likes of Bernie Sanders, who is now … more
Two stories in this week’s paper may appear separate, but they both reflect an awakening by native people across North America to the threats posed by the increasing industrialization of once … more
The first time I met Theda Musgrove was in 1981 when I walked into the laundromat in Delta Junction, Alaska. You could take a nice hot shower there for 25 cents back then. I’d seen the sign posted … more
The Aug. 7 Timberjay reports on a consultant’s housing study presented to the Ely City Council, Economic Development Authority, and Housing Redevelopment Authority.  The focus of the study, or at … more
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