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City officials in Tower would be wise not to pull the rug out from under a proposed town home project at the city’s harbor, at least for now. The city council, last month, gave the developers … more
This time of year I am engaged in activities that stimulate a lot of memories. During this most recent spell of beautiful but ungodly hot weather, John and I were bent over our nice-sized garden … more
Recently I was asked to be a companion to a woman I’ll call Joan, who had a stroke in July, so her family could go canoeing while visiting Ely. She was about my age. The language-processing part of … more
It’s been three years since I “retired” from work and I still recall a conversation I had with a woman I’d met who at that time was nearing 70. “Be careful,” she warned. “You’ll find … more
A delightful phenomenon is sweeping across the country and is particularly strong in our region. In the past 20 years, the number of folk schools in the U.S. has grown to about 100, according to … more
New mineral leases issued to Twin Metals by the Trump administration in June were supposed to be the third and final renewal of two separate leases that the U.S. government originally granted to the … more
Since 1999, November has been known to writers around the country as National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Across the nation, writers and would-be novelists gather together online and in person … more
“Watch out window, watch out coffee. I shot you, fan! Pew, pew, pew, pew. Oh, I crashed. I died.” No, this isn’t a spy movie. This excitement is happening in my living room and my … more
As he begins the process of staffing his administration, Gov.-elect Tim Walz will have plenty of decisions to make. But when it comes to selecting the head of the Iron Range Resources and … more
“We don’t have to accept the world as it is. We could do our part to seek the world as it should be.” These words attributed to Nelson Mandela can bring images of huge, global changes and … more
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