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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
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
There was a time, not long ago, when folks in our area relied heavily on locally-produced foods. We may have a short growing season here, but that didn’t stop farmers from producing the food that … 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
The transition away from coal burning to lower carbon sources of energy presents a major challenge to electric utilities as they seek to invest in new power supplies while maintaining competitive … more
An astonishing abuse of power. That’s the only way to describe the events leading up to last Friday’s special meeting in Greenwood Township, during which the town board voted 4-1 to approve … more
The announcement late last Wednesday that Glencore had agreed to loan PolyMet another $11 million to pay for an update to its definitive feasibility study, was greeted by some as a piece of good … more
The Greenwood Township special meeting on Friday, Jan. 29, was yet another display of the lack of leadership, and poor governance, that exists in Greenwood Township. Employee contracts were the … more
The Jan. 29 Timberjay had a great article about the Duluth visit of Bernie Sanders. Pat and I happened to be in the Cities that day so we went to his 7 p.m. campaign stop in St. Paul. We were at the … more
There is a straightforward and fair solution to the problem currently ailing the individual health insurance market in Minnesota. Reinstate the funding mechanism that used to help subsidize the … more
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