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For more than 25 years, we have reported on government at all levels, from federal and state agencies, county boards, city councils, township boards, and school districts. During that time we have … more
Lately, my mind has been preoccupied with thoughts of healthy food. How could it not be with the abundance growing all around us? My modest vegetable gardens of raised beds and containers can still … more
On Aug. 9, four members of the newly formed group, Northern Progressives, attended the regular meeting of the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners in Hibbing. After two and a half hours, it was … more
“You can’t raise a family on dock boy wages.” That was one of the comments at the recent public hearing on the Twin Metals lease renewal that has been bouncing around in my head for the past … more
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Republican hopeful Donald Trump boasts about the sweeping changes he’ll usher into government’s status quo, but his policies tell a far different story. The economic plan unveiled by Trump during … more
Humanity, we gotta’ talk. I really do my best to search for understanding, stay out of judgmental thinking, and when I can manage it, hold you in my heart with unconditional love, but really, … 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
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
In the fight to stem the rising abuse of narcotic painkillers and other related drugs in the U.S., recent studies are increasingly pointing to a potentially powerful ally: medical marijuana. A new … more
The Twin Metals sulfide mining project is all but dead. Between the pressure exerted by Governor Dayton and former Vice President Mondale, and the national priorities of the Bureau of Land Management … more
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