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Following the dubious lead of Texas, the Oklahoma legislature just passed a bill that bans local governments from banning fracking in their jurisdictions – this after fracking has been linked to a … 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
Americans all understand the value of trade. But we agree with Eighth District Congressman Rick Nolan and his concern that the new Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a bad deal for America and the … 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
There’s an old saying that the two things you never want to see being made are sausages and legislation. There was little danger of Minnesotans getting the chance to see lawmakers at work this … 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
Volunteers help communities not only survive, but also thrive. That message came through loud and clear during the Governor’s Fishing Opener, where a virtual army of volunteers gave of their … 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
In a letter in the May 1 edition, Gerald Tyler et al highlight the National Park and Wilderness Waters Protection Act (HR 1796) and the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters. HR 1796 is a step … more
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