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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
Moving day is getting closer! I’ve got our “can’t thank ‘em enuff” local moving company reserved for July 7 at 8 a.m. sharp. Plus, my son, his girlfriend and Bill’s friend with truck, … 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
When a high school senior and the rest of her team in a tiny school in a remote community wins a state title in a non-classed competition, you know there’s more behind the victory than meets the … more
Back in 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implemented tough new emissions rules for diesel cars and trucks. At the time, most of the industry said the EPA’s goal of reducing diesel … more
It turns out that Kansas Republicans have decided that they believe in science after all. Which is why they’ve decided to end an experiment forced upon the state by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, who … more
Asking questions. There are few tasks more critical to the workings of a newspaper as it serves its vital watchdog role. We ask questions most often to ensure accuracy. But sometimes we ask … more
In the grand scheme of things within our country, people are marching....FOR OUR LIVES. The current presidency, gun control and women’s rights remain intensely at the top of national concerns. For … more
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