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Give Jason Metsa credit for starting a debate that most legislators would rather not touch— legalization of marijuana for personal use in Minnesota. Metsa, a Virginia DFLer, is proposing to put the … more
When a high school senior and the rest of her team in a tiny school in a remote community wins a state title in a non-classed competition, you know there’s more behind the victory than meets the … more
Lynn Elizabeth O’Hara and William Allen Stone were united in the bonds of civil matrimony on Feb. 13, 2017, during a 3:35 p.m. wedding at the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais, Minnesota​. … more
As Minnesota’s two U.S. senators weigh the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be the next associate justice of the Supreme Court, they should keep our system of checks and balances in mind. Perhaps at … more
Recently the writing group I attend, Writers Read, chose a writing assignment using the prompt, “I don’t remember.” That may sound kind of strange: how can you write about what you don’t … more
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has mostly labored in relative obscurity during her decade as the state’s top lawyer. But the northern St. Louis County native (who grew up near Orr) … more
I’ve written a lot over the years about quality of life in our communities here in the North Country. To me, the best way to build a sustainable and successful local economy is to make your small … more
Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal to expand MinnesotaCare eligibility is a reminder of how easy, and how beneficial, it would have been to include a public option under the Affordable Care Act. Indeed, … more
I’m out of my usual mode...telling stories about funny adventures, parenting drama, or trips to the big house. It’s all because of what I witnessed in full-force last weekend, what I saw all over … more
How does Minnesota’s DFL win back non-metro parts of the state? That’s a question that should be occupying the minds of every party leader as they ponder the 2016 election returns and look … more
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