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On press day, nobody expects to receive a phone call from an estranged lover. Last Wednesday, I walked into the Timberjay and our office manager told me I’d received a call the day before from a … more
Gov. Tim Walz has rightly made boosting the economic prospects of rural Minnesota a key part of his One Minnesota agenda. Major investment in rural broadband, which is high on the governor’s … more
When I first heard of the designation of Gen X for the generation following my fellow Baby Boomers, I thought it was really dumb—just one more trendy catchphrase in our soundbite world attempting … more
The recent decision by the Trump administration to seek to overturn the entire Affordable Care Act is just one more example of the degree to which the current occupant of the White House is unfit for … more
All things being equal, liars and cheats have the advantage in society. People who are willing to act dishonorably can, and often do, gain the upper hand on others, most often in financial terms … more
For the past several years, the finances of the city of Tower have been virtually unknown to the public and were of little apparent interest to members of the city council. Last year, when the … more
March is a grand month! It officially heralds in long-awaited spring! We celebrate Women’s History Month, and, if you read the Timberjay, you know that it is also Minnesota FoodShare Month. Hearing … more
It can be painful to watch politicians intentionally mislead their constituents. Such was the case recently when Rep. Pete Stauber posted a nearly four-minute video clip online that’s full of … more
According to the Almanac of Scarlet, this has been one of the longest winters I have ever known! I’m glad I was able to hold up in my cozy house on the hillside across from the Post Office in … more
The predictable mantra from the mainstream media pundits is right on schedule as the Democratic presidential candidates stake out their positions ahead of the 2020 primary season. “The party is … more
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