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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
Most residents of our region need no introduction to Johnson Controls, Inc., the Milwaukee-based corporate behemoth that orchestrated an unpopular school closing plan for the St. Louis County School … 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
If you’d seen her eyes that cloudless day last November, glossy, staring out the window overlooking the azure waters of Chequamegon Bay from her room at the Bayfield Inn, you’d have simply envied … 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
This week I’m hanging out in downtown Minneapolis at the Hyatt Regency hotel, mingling with an extraordinary pack of beautiful, smart, well-behaved canines, all guide dogs, attending the convention … more
For 36 years I had the privilege of teaching English, language arts and social studies to students in grades 7-12. One of the most important lessons I taught was the power of words. Words matter. … more
Parents who show interest in their students’ success in school should be prized. Research indicates that parents who take an active role in their students’ education have a positive … more
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