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Recently someone offered cookies to a group of people I was with, and someone said, “Oh, yeah, sugar makes everything better.” Actually, it doesn’t. It would be far more accurate to say sugar … 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
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
In recent weeks, Minnesotans have had a peek into the inside operations of two major state agencies– the Department of Natural Resources and the Pollution Control Agency. We should all be … more
I once heard a comedienne do a riff on getting older. She said, “When I was young, I thought getting lucky meant I went out and met someone I wanted to see again. Now I think I “got … more
Over the past decade, the state of Minnesota has invested hundreds of millions of dollars to improve telecommunications, particularly broadband capacity, in rural parts of the state. Here in … more
In my last column I told you I’d had the privilege of traveling to Ireland in early September for nine days filled with amazing experiences. This trip was indeed the icing on my cake, largely due … more
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has tough questions to answer as more information is being revealed about apparent efforts by the state environmental agency to keep critical comments regarding … more
There’s new evidence in a study from the Economic Policy Institute that points to better economic outcomes from left-leaning economic policies than those advocated by conservatives. EPI’s … more
Has political favoritism toward the Iron Range’s most powerful elected official brought an unfair share of funding from the Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabiliation to communities in … more
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