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On the heels of the penultimate snowstorm, I drove the 317 miles to Rochester, on what turned out to be a beautiful day and a delightful drive, much to my surprise. The highways were bone dry, except … more
The federal government is already hiring workers to help conduct the 2020 U.S. census, which officially gets underway on April 1 of next year. Even as federal officials ramp up their efforts … more
Kaboom! A rifle shot splits open the morning silence. It’s just after dawn. A soft lemony sun is hanging low on the eastern horizon. The thermometer outside the window reads a chilling three … more
One of the not-so-small gifts of living in a reapresentative democracy is that you can’t accomplish things alone. Whether you’re trying to get a stop sign put up on a dangerous corner or to … more
The decision by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to conduct its own environmental review process into the impacts of a proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine is a good one, that will … more
Editor’s Note: “Their Way” is an occasional column that captures the personal style of the many public officials and other personalities and events covered by former Mesabi Daily … more
Can a U.S. President offer a bribe to a foreign head of state and get away with it? That is the question that will be answered by Congress in the coming weeks as part of the impeachment … more
Since 1999, November has been known to writers around the country as National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Across the nation, writers and would-be novelists gather together online and in person … more
What’s the number one threat to the continued success of the U.S. and international economies? It’s the growing inequality of wealth and income, particularly in the United States. And … more
Have you ever heard anyone say, “Oh, those politicians are all the same. There’s no difference between the parties. They’re all just out for themselves.” Perhaps you’ve said it … more
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