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We’ve had such a beautiful fall this year and after a super-productive summer at our new house, we’ve been able to squeeze in a few more projects due to the warm weather.  As I walked to the … 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
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
I have been reading and thinking a lot about our emotional balance: happiness, hopefulness, satisfaction, anger, apathy, and depression. Why is it that we are more optimistic at times and why is it … more
It’s become almost cliché to suggest that newspapers are living on borrowed time. But like so much conventional wisdom, such a suggestion fails to recognize the pivotal role that newspapers still … more
It appears the tide may have turned on copper-nickel mining in Minnesota, and that’s going to have ramifications in both the DFL primary and in the general election this fall. As we reported last … more
Retirement has been known to offer “golden opportunities”, but this summer has offered something better than anything I could have expected. Introducing… “B & K Handywork … more
On the long list of strategic errors and ethical misjudgments by the Democratic Party establishment, one of the worst examples of both has been the party’s failure under presidents Bill Clinton and … more
Survivors of last month’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, responded to the devastating experience they had lived through by taking action. The students came together to grieve and comfort … more
With the Legislature now in session, improving telecommunications in rural Minnesota should be near the top of the to-do list for lawmakers. As legislators continue to grapple with how to bring … more
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