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The transition away from coal burning to lower carbon sources of energy presents a major challenge to electric utilities as they seek to invest in new power supplies while maintaining competitive … more
There was a time, not long ago, when folks in our area relied heavily on locally-produced foods. We may have a short growing season here, but that didn’t stop farmers from producing the food that … more
The possibility of a new Louisiana-Pacific wood siding plant on the East Range is certainly welcome news. The company’s analysis shows a growing market for their engineered wood product and that … more
As long as my memory serves, I’ve been an avid reader. I have no memory of reading painfully slowly, struggling with phonics, frustrated with the meanings or pronunciation of words except when I … more
Donald Trump’s railing against a federal judge over his ethnic background reveals yet another glimpse of how a President Trump would behave in office— and it’s frightening. Rather than … more
In the copper-nickel mining debate, everyone says they agree on the need to protect our water. But whether we can have copper-nickel mines in one of the planet’s most water-rich environments and … more
As we report this week, the taconite industry appears to be in recovery mode in the wake of tough new enforcement action by the Obama administration against a surge of foreign steel dumping that … more
Sometimes I feel like I’m spinning around in the middle of an extremely NOISY world with my hands over my ears, screaming for some quiet. In the real world that I share with others, I’m more … more
Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans, John Lennon “Beautiful Boy.” For nearly a decade I’ve been coping with a variety of health issues as a result of … more
Legislative dysfunction appears to have become the rule in St. Paul, and Minnesotans should be outraged. The Legislature had four primary tasks before it when House and Senate leaders convened on … more
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