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This past weekend, hundreds of thousands of Americans marched in the streets in support of science. That alone is astonishing. In a nation that has long prided itself on its scientific and … more
The U.S. Forest Service has on obligation to maintain effective wildland firefighting capability in northeastern Minnesota. The region is home to the 2.1 million-acre Superior National Forest, the … more
Listening. It’s really not complicated but most of us are really bad at it most of the time. Sometimes it’s because we’re talking too much, but often it’s because we’re thinking too much … more
Slowly, but surely, health care and community activists in our area are making strides in the fight against addiction to opioid pain relievers. We don’t need to recount the devastation that these … more
The repeal of Obamacare has grown increasingly complicated for the GOP Congress and the incoming Trump administration. This week, the Congressional Budget Office released its assessment of the … more
Every November I’m invited to share in the family hunting ritual of pulling the deer in from the woods. Amidst the huffing and puffing, one of us manages to exclaim, “ Well, we just passed our … more
Rep. Rick Nolan’s efforts to reverse the cancellation of mineral leases critical to the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely, are as cynical as they are reckless. In arguing to … more
Sometimes events conspire to expose the senselessness of much of what passes for leadership in Washington these days. In the wake of Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, the U.S. House of … more
The stunning pace at which the norms and ideals that have guided the American experiment for the past 240 years are being upended in Washington, D.C., is both disorienting and disturbing. A country … more
A resolution currently making the rounds of Iron Range city councils decrying the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s proposed new sulfate standard exposes the all-too familiar willingness of … more
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