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When “The Great Minnesota Cookie Book” made its way into my kitchen with a request to write a review, I was a little intimidated. While I have binge-watched every baking show available on … more
Supporters of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes have reason to celebrate the release of a draft Permit to Mine by the Department of Natural Resources. It’s a significant … 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
The proposed Ely Regional Community Complex would be a tremendous recreational asset to the Ely area, but it’s one that clearly makes some people nervous. Members of the Ely School Board, for … more
The presenter at Tuesday Group this week was Rebecca Otto, Minnesota’s state auditor, who is running for Governor, and listening to her moved me to change the topic of this week’s column. By the … more
A majority of the Tower City Council made the right call on Monday by derailing a transparent effort by Mayor Josh Carlson and City Clerk-Treasurer Linda Keith to scuttle the planned town home … more
In May of 2016, I travelled to Zambia. It’s a rather long story how I happened to visit a remote region of southern Africa that, prior to this trip, I knew next to nothing about, and yet discovered … more
We are about to partake in some events that lie at the heart of our heartland. Up here in the frigid North, where Mother Nature seems determined to prove that we are as tough as we claim, we could … more
City officials in Tower would be wise not to pull the rug out from under a proposed town home project at the city’s harbor, at least for now. The city council, last month, gave the developers … more
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
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