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It’s that time of year when my thoughts always turn to another growing season in the garden. Like many of you, I’ve been inspired in recent years by the growth of the local food movement and … more
House Republicans’ plan to slash $30 million in grants that would expand broadband Internet access to underserved areas in Minnesota will curtail rural opportunities to attract new jobs, aid … more
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to avoid it, the answer to your question is staring you in the face. And it appears that could well be the case as it relates to the declining moose population … more
It’s sad to watch and listen to the MPCA these days, tying itself into knots and being pushed into ever more indefensible positions by money and politicians over sulfates and the 10mg standard. … more
Mary Worringer, in her letter to The Tower News and Timberjay last week about the Greenwood Town Board switching from the Timberjay to The Tower News as the Township’s official paper of record … more
This past Easter weekend was lovely! The weather was kind, my house in Ely was warm, family and beloved pets were there, and delicious food was abundant. As Sunday drew to a close I was ready to … more
Protecting and preserving public waters should be a priority. But a worthy goal doesn’t justify squandering limited tax dollars on projects of little or no benefit to the environment. It’s … more
Thank you for the March 27 editorial discussing the recent MPCA sulfate pollution standard announcement and the related political machinations. Some elected officials are a nearly unlimited … more
I must admit, somewhat sheepishly, that I first learned about the mathematical concept of Chaos Theory not from exhaustive graduate study, but from Jeff Goldblum in the movie “Jurassic Park.” To … more
You won’t find any disagreement that students take too many tests in schools. While there’s consensus on that issue, how much we should trim standardized tests is still open to … more
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