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PolyMet officials should be livid. The company’s plans to open their copper-nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes could run aground as a result of a federal appraisal for their land exchange that is quite … more
President Trump has repeatedly promised that his alternative to the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, would increase access, lower costs, and provide better health care. Yet the … more
Imagine waking up one morning and finding that your county, your local school, and area health care providers no longer recognized you as the mother or father of your teenage child. It has the … more
With the Republicans in charge at the Legislature, corporate lobbyists are having a field day in St. Paul this year, and cities around the state could be feeling the effects unless Gov. Mark Dayton … more
The midterms were generally kind to Democrats, as the party is likely to pick up at least 35 seats, and a clear majority, in the U.S. House by the time all the votes are counted. The party also … more
With the collapse, at least for now, of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, the political focus in Washington has shifted to “tax reform.” Of course, when the GOP controls the … more
Wow! Another -30 below morning. Dozens of pine grosbeaks are lined up in formation on the electric wire that connects the house to the pole stationed just outside the kitchen window. They are waiting … more
I read for many reasons, but even my escapist fiction has to offer more than just distraction to keep my attention. Rich character development, interesting relationships, well-crafted writing, … more
Facebook marks 15 years, but do we really understand what it is? Isn’t it strange how time flies? The last post you saw on Facebook or Instagram from 10 minutes ago could feel like years in the … more
I got out of bed this morning, not right away when I heard my iPhone alarm and its irritating chime, but after about three rounds of groping in the dark and tapping the snooze. My first thought was, … more
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