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My mom was an alcoholic who never admitted it nor figured out the recovery part. She and my dad, when they were still together, had an active social life that revolved around and swam in alcohol. … 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
There was a time, not long ago, when folks in our area relied heavily on locally-produced foods. We may have a short growing season here, but that didn’t stop farmers from producing the food that … more
The transition away from coal burning to lower carbon sources of energy presents a major challenge to electric utilities as they seek to invest in new power supplies while maintaining competitive … more
The Jan. 29 Timberjay had a great article about the Duluth visit of Bernie Sanders. Pat and I happened to be in the Cities that day so we went to his 7 p.m. campaign stop in St. Paul. We were at the … more
In less than three weeks I will be fifty-nine years-old and celebrating my Christmas Eve birthday. For nearly sixty years, people have been asking me if I got gypped on presents because my birthday … more
Elected officials in our region have been consistent in recent years about one aspect of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely. If the mine can’t be done safely and in a way that … more
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