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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
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
To his supporters, Donald Trump’s most appealing trait is his willingness to tell it like it is. To call a spade a spade, with no worries about political correctness. They see Mr. Trump speaking … more
On Monday night I listened to the first of the presidential debates with some friends and I came well-prepared with crochet hook and yarn to keep my hands busy so I wouldn’t throw things at the TV. … 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
When it comes to economic development in small towns, particularly for those in remote areas like ours, you have to put your best foot forward. Every town has a few assets to tout, and successful … more
How we vote is rarely a perfect reflection of our political desires, and our recent presidential election was probably the most dramatic example of that fact. While many Americans voted for change on … more
Volunteers? I wonder what my late husband Vic would think? The original Greenwood Township Fire Department was a group of volunteers organized to provide fire protection and later emergency … more
Minnesota House Republicans have proposed a $4.8 billion tax plan, promoted as bringing relief to middle-class taxpayers. Yet as with most GOP tax plans, their latest proposal ladles the real … more
The other day something happened to me at work that has been bothering me. I was on the job in Ely, and went to a store to buy something I needed for work. I work for a government agency, which I … more
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