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Last month in this space, we argued that area legislators should not be allowed to serve on the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board. While the strictly legal concerns focused on the … more
"Spring has sprung, the sun has riz, I wonder where the flowers is." That little childhood ditty feels appropriate here in mid-April when the wondering and the whining have been going on for a … more
I’m writing in support of the Timberjay’s April 8 op-ed, “Destination reached at the end of a long road.” At issue, was the failure of ISD 2142 to disclose expenses to promote a 78 million … more
A decision issued this week by the Office of Administrative Hearings raises questions about whether Minnesota’s campaign laws could use some updating. As we report in this issue, an administrative … more
After receiving a sample copy of the Tower News last Saturday in the mail, I became very bewildered to read the writings of Tony Sikora and Mary Worringer in two separate pieces on the Greenwood … more
Six years ago, members of the ad hoc Coalition for Community Schools took on a legal quest that, I’m quite confident, came to a final conclusion on Monday with an unpublished ruling by the … more
When it comes to economic development, it’s time we better define the boundaries of “the Iron Range.” For too long, we’ve talked of “The Range” as one thing— a region stretching from … more
Change is difficult, for people and for communities. It’s especially true in small towns, where, too often, nothing seems to change. That’s been the rap on Tower for a long time even as folks … more
I hope that District 3A Rep. Rob Ecklund will visit Ely, Birch Lake, and the South Kawishiwi in the near future. If he will do that and will talk with homeowners, business owners, and others who have … more
Recently a friend took the time to send me heartfelt appreciation for an earlier column. It’s lovely to receive kudos and helpful just to hear that I’m striking chords and not just throwing my … more
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