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The Ely School Board was wise to hit the pause button recently and refocus their time and energy on finding a new administrator to lead the district into the future. With their able superintendent, … more
In his May 17 letter to the editor, Ely Mayor Chuck Novak suggested Minnesota’s Fourth District Rep. Betty McCollum and nearly three dozen retired Forest Service officials were in a “rush to … more
It appears the city of Tower is poised to make another very expensive decision, without adequate vetting. At issue is the desire by Ambulance Director Steve Altenburg to spend as much as $250,000 … more
Sessions of the Minnesota Legislature have gained a reputation in recent years for limited accomplishment. This year, they seem to be outdoing even the low bar they’ve set for themselves. With … more
To my fellow Minnesotans: I recently vetoed a bill that would abruptly withdraw Minnesota from compliance with the 45-year-old federal Clean Water Act, one of the cornerstones of our country’s … more
When “The Great Minnesota Cookie Book” made its way into my kitchen with a request to write a review, I was a little intimidated. While I have binge-watched every baking show available on … more
Rock my soul in the bosom of Abraham,     Oh, rock-a my soul….God only knows when these words and that unforgettable melody first took seed in my memory, but recently it bubbled … more
Quiet. Inner stillness. The soul yearns for it. Creative imagination runs dry without the rehydration of long, liquid moments of just being. The immune system quivers and weakens into auto-immune … more
A majority of the Tower City Council made the right call on Monday by derailing a transparent effort by Mayor Josh Carlson and City Clerk-Treasurer Linda Keith to scuttle the planned town home … more
In May of 2016, I travelled to Zambia. It’s a rather long story how I happened to visit a remote region of southern Africa that, prior to this trip, I knew next to nothing about, and yet discovered … more
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