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My mother never raised her voice. She didn’t need to scream or spank. She had guilt: a weapon that cowed the four of us in one glance or quiet word. “Mrs. Fritz should not have had to turn … more
Voters in the Virginia, Eveleth, and Gilbert areas are set to vote this coming Tuesday on a $178.5 million school bond referendum designed, in part, to build a massive new, merged high school … more
The Minnesota Legislature has the opportunity to right a wrong by repealing a law it passed in 2017 that prohibited local municipalities from enacting bans on one-time-use plastic bags from retail … more
Earlier this month, the headlines began to appear that made the Democratic Party poohbahs weak at the knees. “Sanders becomes Dem frontrunner,” claimed the D.C.-based political magazine, The … more
The investigative report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which was released in redacted form late last week, paints a disturbing portrait of a president who clearly does not appreciate the weighty … more
Can familiarity and friendship defeat the forces of hatred that seek to divide Americans over culture and faith? That is the question that will confront us all as we head into a 2020 presidential … more
On press day, nobody expects to receive a phone call from an estranged lover. Last Wednesday, I walked into the Timberjay and our office manager told me I’d received a call the day before from a … more
Gov. Tim Walz has rightly made boosting the economic prospects of rural Minnesota a key part of his One Minnesota agenda. Major investment in rural broadband, which is high on the governor’s … more
When I first heard of the designation of Gen X for the generation following my fellow Baby Boomers, I thought it was really dumb—just one more trendy catchphrase in our soundbite world attempting … more
The recent decision by the Trump administration to seek to overturn the entire Affordable Care Act is just one more example of the degree to which the current occupant of the White House is unfit for … more
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