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Minnesota House Republicans have proposed a $4.8 billion tax plan, promoted as bringing relief to middle-class taxpayers. Yet as with most GOP tax plans, their latest proposal ladles the real … more
Volunteers? I wonder what my late husband Vic would think? The original Greenwood Township Fire Department was a group of volunteers organized to provide fire protection and later emergency … more
We no longer have a democracy when big money and Wall Street own our nation and government officials. We no longer have a democracy when politicians and policies are bought. On March 1, caucuses will … more
In her Feb. 19 letter to the editor regarding Greenwood Planning and Zoning, Mary Richard concluded by saying that allowing the activity to be provided by St. Louis County would “end much of the … more
I would like to whole heartedly congratulate everyone at the Timberjay for the amazing honors they received from the Minnesota Newspaper Association recently. For anyone that missed it, the Timberjay … more
In his written statement last week, Greenwood Supervisor candidate Don Doroff snidely slights the people who attend Greenwood meetings: “We need fair and balanced input from all the citizens,” he … more
The state of America’s health care system offers a case study in the power of money to set the agenda in Washington— usually to the detriment of average people. It’s no secret that our … more
Give state Rep. Carly Melin an “A” for effort. The Hibbing legislator, the sole woman on the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, stood alone this week in seeking to ensure that the Mt. … 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
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
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