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Midterm elections are, by nature, a referendum on the president, and that will certainly be true this coming Tuesday. While President Trump won’t be on the ballot, he will be on the minds of many … more
Is the DFL headed for a crackup in the Eighth District? That appears increasingly likely as the divide within the party, particularly over the issue of sulfide mining, has become too vast and too … more
Don’t look now, but Iron Range taconite producers could soon be in trouble again. Imports of inexpensive foreign steel are up 24 percent so far this year, the biggest spike in steel imports since … more
Why won’t St. Louis County Commissioner Pete Stauber release his email communications with the National Republican Congressional Committee? That would be the simplest way to resolve the … more
As a life-long Democrat and one who has contributed to and voted for Congressman Nolan, it pains me to come to the conclusion that Nolan needs to go.  The issue has gone well beyond his all-out … more
As we reported last week, the lack of sufficient net in-migration of new residents, particularly young people, to our region is one of the factors limiting workforce availability here in northeastern … more
Here’s an inconsistency that continuously puzzles me. Right here in northeastern Minnesota, as well as around the country, we have critical workforce shortages that are clearly impacting the health … more
Although some people believe that all politicians and parties are the same, anyone paying attention would notice radical differences. Bernie Sanders pulled no punches recently when he said, “We are … more
The Tower City Council needs to take the reins from a zoning administrator who is clearly unsure how to do her job and who threatens to embroil the city in a potential lawsuit— one that the city is … more
The ongoing debate in our pages between County Commissioner Tom Rukavina and Reid Carron, of Morse Township, is strong evidence of the need for a social and economic analysis of the effects of … more
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