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This time of year I am engaged in activities that stimulate a lot of memories. During this most recent spell of beautiful but ungodly hot weather, John and I were bent over our nice-sized garden … more
For most Americans, the connection between President Donald Trump and the roughly 40 percent of the electorate who tell pollsters they continue to support him, is difficult to understand. Most … more
Quiet. Inner stillness. The soul yearns for it. Creative imagination runs dry without the rehydration of long, liquid moments of just being. The immune system quivers and weakens into auto-immune … more
U.S. Steel has never been shy when it comes to undermining Minnesota’s water quality regulations, particularly as they apply to its Minntac facility north of Virginia. As we’ve reported before, … more
In his May 17 letter to the editor, Ely Mayor Chuck Novak suggested Minnesota’s Fourth District Rep. Betty McCollum and nearly three dozen retired Forest Service officials were in a “rush to … more
The Ely School Board was wise to hit the pause button recently and refocus their time and energy on finding a new administrator to lead the district into the future. With their able superintendent, … more
The first time I remember anyone saying “Enjoy the process,” and having it resonate with me was back in about 1992. I was living in Chisholm at the time and had the opportunity to work in Eveleth … more
In the vast majority of small cities in Minnesota, whether they operate under an independent charter or per state statute, governing authority resides almost exclusively in the city council— at … more
“And we’ve got to get back to the garden….” Joni Mitchell Perhaps the word is out by now! An ambitious group of people in Cook have been initiating efforts for a Community Garden to be … more
For months, a much-needed investigation into a lengthy list of infractions and malfeasance by Tower’s city clerk-treasurer has been stuck in neutral over a ridiculous ploy engineered by the city … more
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