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The rush of stories in the news in recent weeks about sexual harassment in high places has reminded me of the regular phone calls I used to receive from my mother. For 12 years, she worked as a … more
A recent lawsuit filed against Gov. Mark Dayton by supporters of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine should be dismissed for the meritless action that it is. The case improperly sues the … more
As we all know, there is the lovely side of a story, such as my wedding society column three weeks ago, and then there are the humorous, often less lovely, details that surround an event. I covered … more
The number of Minnesotans who lack health insurance coverage is back on the rise after reaching a historic low of 4.3 percent in 2016. Rising health insurance premiums and lack of quality insurance … more
We’re at a watershed moment in American political history. Our Congress — I’m talking about the people’s body, the institution created by our founders, and not just the men and women who … more
Lately my life seems to be taking 90º turns without warning. The morning after Thanksgiving, I was walking to the garbage can with a couple items since it was a delayed pickup day, and my … more
Will the Nov. 8 General Election be rigged? According to the polls, many supporters of Donald Trump believe the answer is yes. In the view of many on the right, legions of undocumented immigrants … more
As we report this week, the Tower City Council has taken an issue that needed attention and turned it into a critical problem— apparently without realizing it. It’s a troubling pattern … more
Next week, on Sunday, Nov. 6, we will once again engage in this strange ritual of moving time as we fall back, setting our timepieces an hour earlier. Time can be baffling, at least I find it so. … more
I’m supporting Melissa Roach for St. Louis County District 2142 School Board in the November 8 general election. I like her emphasis on fiscal accountability and communication. She held two … more
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