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There are only so many hours in a day— which is why members of the St. Louis County School Board are justified in their skepticism about their collaboration agreement with Mt. Iron-Buhl. While … more
Anyone who writes intentionally, knows the challenge of facing the blank page. The first sentence, at least for me, is always the hardest. After struggling considerably with my first draft, I was … more
As the Ely School District enters into a school facilities planning effort beginning on Monday, taxpayers in the community would be wise to keep their eyes wide open to ensure against a phenomenon we … more
Effectively addressing a major challenge takes leadership and organizational capacity. And the Vermilion Lake Association and the North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District are bringing … 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
The Dalai Lama said: “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” I found that quote quite remarkable. Really? That’s it? He also stated more fully, “This is my simple religion. No … 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
Lately I have been involved in some Get Out the Vote (GOTV) activities, knocking on doors, talking to some folks on the phone, and grabbing people I run into, encouraging people to vote and in … more
It appears that Democrats are lining up to make the same mistakes next year that cost them dearly in 2016. With the party’s decision to force out Rep. John Conyers and Sen. Al Franken over sexual … more
Millions of average Minnesotans are facing a tax increase this year as a result of federal tax changes approved in December and the Legislature seems unwilling to heed Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal … more
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