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Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal to expand MinnesotaCare eligibility is a reminder of how easy, and how beneficial, it would have been to include a public option under the Affordable Care Act. Indeed, … more
Should billionaire casino magnates and oil company executives from other parts of the United States have the right to determine the Eighth District’s next congressman? That’s the question that … more
Regarding the recent BWCA Wilderness Economic Contribution Analysis report and Timberjay editorial, I would like to clarify a couple points. I wholeheartedly agree that there is real value to … more
An exchange this week between Timberjay Managing Editor Marshall Helmberger and St. Louis County Commissioner Keith Nelson provides an excellent occasion to highlight how we go about gathering the … more
If you want to understand why so many Americans, including many of us right here in northeastern Minnesota, feel that the system is rigged from top-to-bottom in favor of those with connections and … more
Voting is a constitutional right. Which is why potentially losing that right due to careless error on the part of election officials, as happened in Tower on Aug. 14, is so unconscionable. We’ve … more
While the U.S. House voted late last month to end a two-year study of a proposed mineral withdrawal in the Superior National Forest, the study is likely to continue— and that’s a good thing. … more
Back in 2002, the late Sen. Paul Wellstone recruited Tofte outfitter and environmental activist Bill Hansen to run for the Legislature in the old 6A District and secured him the early endorsement of … more
The country is getting its first look at the impact of the changes to the Affordable Care Act enacted by Congress and President Trump late last year. The news isn’t good. In the two states, … more
For years, the United Steelworkers used the political strength of their 30,000 members to make the case for steel tariffs to stem the flow of cheap foreign steel being dumped on U.S. shores. … more
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