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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
The city of Tower’s ambulance service should move cautiously and focus on mission as it implements a paid on-call service in an effort to improve response time and generate more revenue. … more
There was a time when some politicians in this country stood up to corporate America. They were progressive and truly populist, and believed that the government had a role to play in ensuring that … more
As recently as the 1960s and early 70s, when residents of places like Tower or Ely flushed their toilets, the waste found its way, more or less untreated, into Shagawa Lake or Lake Vermilion, … more
For years, like the dog that chases the car, Republicans in Congress have chased their own holy grail, repeal of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. And like the dog that finally … more
As we reported two weeks ago, St. Louis County officials conducted an investigation into the handling of the Aug. 14 primary election in the city of Tower. Their findings were stunning, documenting … more
Now we know why the Trump administration has been so intent on reshaping America’s courts. For more than a century, governmental decisions have for the most part been made based on facts and law. … more
We live in a loud and troubled time, where far too many citizens would rather lob incendiary rhetoric than have a rational discussion. We saw that in our recent presidential election, and, … more
Since you will be receiving this two days before Christmas, it’s too late for many of the topics I could choose, such as eliminating consumerism from Christmas and your household; finding someone … more
This past week, Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a health care bill that includes a transition over several years to a fully single-payer “Medicare-for-all” system of health insurance in the U.S. … more
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