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Now we know why the Trump administration has been so intent on reshaping America’s courts. For more than a century, governmental decisions have for the most part been made based on facts and law. … more
The other day something happened to me at work that has been bothering me. I was on the job in Ely, and went to a store to buy something I needed for work. I work for a government agency, which I … more
If history ultimately records that the nations of the world were able to head off the worst effects of human-caused climate change, it should credit the remarkable persistence and dedication of … more
Citizens and organizations who desire copper-nickel mining in northeastern Minnesota should be in the vanguard of those who demand that U.S. Steel obey the law regarding its toxic discharges from the … more
I believe it was about a decade ago when I first heard the phrase, “ If you’re not living on the edge, then you’re taking up too much space.” I’ve always thought it was an appropriate … more
The proposed Ely Regional Community Complex would be a tremendous recreational asset to the Ely area, but it’s one that clearly makes some people nervous. Members of the Ely School Board, for … more
The city of Tower’s ambulance service should move cautiously and focus on mission as it implements a paid on-call service in an effort to improve response time and generate more revenue. … more
Residents in the Ely area should take this week’s developments regarding the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine as an opportunity to refocus their efforts on building a sustainable economy … more
We are about to partake in some events that lie at the heart of our heartland. Up here in the frigid North, where Mother Nature seems determined to prove that we are as tough as we claim, we could … more
With the nomination of Hillary Clinton as their presidential candidate this past week, the Democratic Party managed to beat back a strong progressive insurgency led by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. … more
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