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We hear the litany of woe from our politicians almost every day. The crumbling middle class, deteriorating inner cities, dying small towns, budget deficits and national debt, crumbling infrastructure … more
There’s good news and bad news on the development front for the city of Tower. The good news is that residents have been engaged like never before in working to advance economic activity and … more
Millions of average Minnesotans are facing a tax increase this year as a result of federal tax changes approved in December and the Legislature seems unwilling to heed Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal … more
Greetings, it’s late November, snow is on the way, and my writing intermission has ended. On with the show! Grab a snack, favorite “bev,” and ease into a chair for a bit. Much has happened … more
For 36 years I had the privilege of teaching English, language arts and social studies to students in grades 7-12. One of the most important lessons I taught was the power of words. Words matter. … more
“Why Am I Painting My Living Room?” This little phrase comes from a song by Lou and Peter Berryman. I first heard it in the 80’s on one of my favorite radio stations, KAXE out of Grand … more
Efforts to undo the environmental and public health protections of the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency could harm more than the air we breathe. They could undercut the … more
The lack of transparency in the operation of the city of Tower’s harbor committee came home to roost on Monday as members of the city council, who have been left out of the loop, expressed … more
Recently I jumped into the epicenter of American consumerism along with 56 million others when I reluctantly came to the conclusion that I needed to replace my 21-year-old Suburu Legacy wagon. That … more
It’s my anniversary month! When I started working at the Timberjay nine years ago, I was hired to do the graphic design, in other words, create ads. These days my work has expanded beyond our … more
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