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Legislative dysfunction appears to have become the rule in St. Paul, and Minnesotans should be outraged. The Legislature had four primary tasks before it when House and Senate leaders convened on … more
Once again, the summer season is approaching in our northern corner of the state. Last weekend brought the influx of fisher-folks, many anxious to be up in our beautiful area and away from the metro … more
The aerial spraying of Ely with an unknown (knowing one ingredient in the concoction hardly suffices) chemical composition is a bureaucratic decision to maintain a bureaucracy in spite of their over … more
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders may not be able to achieve his ultimate goal of a single-payer, universal health care system any time soon. But his outspoken support for what he calls … more
For the past 14 years, our Cook-Orr Editor Tom Klein has been an integral part of the Timberjay’s editorial staff. His official title, while limited to Cook and Orr, didn’t express the breadth of … more
Greenwood Township has become a case study in why units of government need to follow the rules, and have consequences when officials ignore policies or the law. At their meeting this week, for … more
I am pained to learn about a very fine journalist Tom Klein and his struggle with liver disease.  I am wishing Tom well and luck that a donor can be found.  He is such a great guy, always fair and … more
Yesterday I was working on this column and it just wasn’t flowing. Quite the opposite, like trying to get glue out of a tube that was opened a year ago…not rock solid, just enough squeeze to keep … more
Gov. Mark Dayton has the opportunity to put some money behind his apparent belief that Ely’s future lies in a quality of life economy, rather than copper-nickel mining. The governor’s recent … more
With the results of Tuesday’s mid-Atlantic state primaries now in, it is clear that Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders won’t be the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer in this fall’s … more
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