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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
Last Sunday over 120 Ely women gathered together to donate thousands of dollars to benefit a local non-profit, and I was privileged to be one of them. This truly imaginative approach to fundraising, … more
I know that “living off the beaten path” means that people have to really want to see us to make the effort to find us. So it is with my family, most of whom are still in the Detroit area, or … more
A quarter century ago, the liberal, free market democracies of the West were triumphant. With the fall of the Soviet Union, the world’s Western leaders had declared victory in the war of ideas. … more
The Ely School Board was wise to hit the pause button recently and refocus their time and energy on finding a new administrator to lead the district into the future. With their able superintendent, … more
In his May 17 letter to the editor, Ely Mayor Chuck Novak suggested Minnesota’s Fourth District Rep. Betty McCollum and nearly three dozen retired Forest Service officials were in a “rush to … more
Imagine if the President of the United States were willing to order members of his administration to violate the law and the constitution, while offering to protect them from accountability for their … more
It appears the city of Tower is poised to make another very expensive decision, without adequate vetting. At issue is the desire by Ambulance Director Steve Altenburg to spend as much as $250,000 … more
When ideas get lodged in our heads, it can be tough to shake them loose, even when there’s plentiful data that argues to the contrary. Take the notion that bigger is better in education. It’s the … more
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