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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
Betty Firth’s column on dogs and cats states the obvious: golden retrievers have more cognitive capacity than do cats (full disclosure: I’ve lived with golden retrievers all my life). She then … more
As reported in the Dec. 7 edition of the Timberjay, Interior Department notes and memoranda from 1965 and 1966, provide extraordinary insight into the discussions that led federal officials to issue … more
Enacting massive funding cuts to Minnesota’s schools and local government. Denying affordable health care access to hundreds of thousands of the state’s working class residents. Refusing hundreds … more
We may now understand why the state’s Pollution Control Agency spent more than three decades studiously ignoring a state sulfate standard designed to protect wild rice. The standard— the … more
Can Minnesota find a way to protect wild rice, and, perhaps, save ourselves in the process? It’s a question that’s particularly relevant with the Legislature back in session. For the past … more
Can we maintain a governable society without a shared objective reality? That’s the fundamental question raised each time we hear people, most particularly the current President of the United … more
Voters in our area all have important decisions to make on Tuesday, and the votes we cast will play a significant role in the future course of our communities, our state, and the country. There … more
It seems in every generation we have politicians willing to score political points by demonizing immigrants or the vulnerable of one form or another. Older residents who’ve lived on the Iron Range … more
The Tower City Council voted 2-1-2 on Monday to undertake an ill-defined and open-ended investigation of a sitting mayor for an opinion he expressed as a private citizen. If the very idea leaves you … more
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