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One of the strangest aspects of the current debate over a Medicare-for-All, universal health care system is the mainstream media’s sudden focus on whether a candidate supports a universal system … more
Should billionaire casino magnates and oil company executives from other parts of the United States have the right to determine the Eighth District’s next congressman? That’s the question that … more
Voting is a constitutional right. Which is why potentially losing that right due to careless error on the part of election officials, as happened in Tower on Aug. 14, is so unconscionable. We’ve … more
Back in 2002, the late Sen. Paul Wellstone recruited Tofte outfitter and environmental activist Bill Hansen to run for the Legislature in the old 6A District and secured him the early endorsement of … more
Representatives of the U.S. Forest Service, particularly those serving on the Superior National Forest, have been under fire in recent weeks as a result of the breakdown in the Boundary Waters … more
Wow! Another -30 below morning. Dozens of pine grosbeaks are lined up in formation on the electric wire that connects the house to the pole stationed just outside the kitchen window. They are waiting … more
The country is getting its first look at the impact of the changes to the Affordable Care Act enacted by Congress and President Trump late last year. The news isn’t good. In the two states, … more
For years, the United Steelworkers used the political strength of their 30,000 members to make the case for steel tariffs to stem the flow of cheap foreign steel being dumped on U.S. shores. … more
If Tom Brokaw didn’t invent the phrase, “America’s Greatest Generation”, he surely embedded it into our nation’s psyche. I didn’t read his book but from his interviews, he seemed to … more
Imagine getting a call in the middle of the night to go rescue a stranger who’s lost deep in the woods, miles from the nearest road. In the winter. When it’s 30 degrees below zero outside. And … more
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