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As recently as the 1960s and early 70s, when residents of places like Tower or Ely flushed their toilets, the waste found its way, more or less untreated, into Shagawa Lake or Lake Vermilion, … more
Every week we get hundreds of press releases from groups and companies around the country, typically sent in the offhand hope that their promotional message will make their way into at least a few … more
Creativity is a topic that is endlessly fascinating to me: how it shows up in our personalities, projects and propensities; how it is nurtured or cultivated; and how it doesn’t show up when you … more
Hey, there’s a guy with a drill hanging honeycomb-cellular-shades in my new living room! I just smiled so broadly as he took down a set of dusty, dark green metal blinds with broken pull cords and … 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
We hear the litany of woe from our politicians almost every day. The crumbling middle class, deteriorating inner cities, dying small towns, budget deficits and national debt, crumbling infrastructure … more
There’s good news and bad news on the development front for the city of Tower. The good news is that residents have been engaged like never before in working to advance economic activity and … 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
Cook bills itself as a full-service city and that moniker provides an apt description of the city. In addition to first-class medical services offered by a well-staffed hospital and clinic, the city … more
Greetings, it’s late November, snow is on the way, and my writing intermission has ended. On with the show! Grab a snack, favorite “bev,” and ease into a chair for a bit. Much has happened … more
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