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The Cook Hospital is an incredibly valuable community asset, and that’s one very good reason that the Cook-Orr Healthcare District Board is thinking about how to continue to fund a bright future … 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
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
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
Can Joe Radinovich speak to both sides in a divided DFL? That’s the task he’s laid out for himself as he campaigns for the seat his political mentor Rick Nolan has held since 2012. Radinovich … 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
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
America’s federal courts are supposed to be the great equalizer. While the costs of litigation can certainly limit the ability of some to have their day in court, the federal judiciary is, for … more
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