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Americans could have no greater example of the degree to which our federal government has descended into oligarchy than the sad spectacle of the so-called “health care reform” effort currently … more
A new study produced by Mining Minnesota highlights the major impact of taconite mining on the region’s economy, and contrasts that to what it claims is a much-smaller impact from the tourism … 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
Greenwood Township has become a case study in why units of government need to follow the rules, and have consequences when officials ignore policies or the law. At their meeting this week, for … more
The leaked audiotape of GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump openly bragging about his sexual assaults on women should come as no surprise at all to anyone who has been paying attention since he … more
As the health care debate continues in Washington, one fact has become increasingly apparent. Americans don’t want to go back to the bad old days being proposed by Republicans. They don’t want to … more
The recent study on the economic impact of overnight canoe users in the Boundary Waters largely missed the real value of tourism to our region’s economy— and, unfortunately, did little to advance … more
In the copper-nickel mining debate, everyone says they agree on the need to protect our water. But whether we can have copper-nickel mines in one of the planet’s most water-rich environments and … more
In a recent op-ed in the StarTribune, Eighth District Congressman Rick Nolan made a double-barreled argument in favor of copper-nickel mining on the edge of the Boundary Waters. In both cases, the … more
Volunteer firefighter CONTRACTS? Now I have heard it all! Greenwood will hold a special meeting on Friday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. to deliberate and possibly vote on contracts for several Greenwood … more
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