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The North Country has a major workforce challenge and a child care crisis that is only worsening the situation. Which means it’s time to get serious about solutions. As we report this week, the … more
Donald Trump long touted himself as the “King of Debt” and he appears intent on proving he can bring the once fiscally-conservative GOP over to his way of thinking. Trump knows that … more
Plenty of national media thought they saw something surprising in President Donald Trump’s recent visit to Duluth— a signal that Trump and his campaign team believe Minnesota and its ten … more
One of the strangest aspects of the current debate over a Medicare-for-All, universal health care system is the mainstream media’s sudden focus on whether a candidate supports a universal system … more
Should billionaire casino magnates and oil company executives from other parts of the United States have the right to determine the Eighth District’s next congressman? That’s the question that … more
Voting is a constitutional right. Which is why potentially losing that right due to careless error on the part of election officials, as happened in Tower on Aug. 14, is so unconscionable. We’ve … more
REGIONAL—From 1890 to 1910, timber speculators and lumbermen patented most of the valuable pine lands in north-central Minnesota—the homeland of the Bois Forte Ojibwe. By the 1920s, dams … more
Back in 2002, the late Sen. Paul Wellstone recruited Tofte outfitter and environmental activist Bill Hansen to run for the Legislature in the old 6A District and secured him the early endorsement of … more
Representatives of the U.S. Forest Service, particularly those serving on the Superior National Forest, have been under fire in recent weeks as a result of the breakdown in the Boundary Waters … more
Wow! Another -30 below morning. Dozens of pine grosbeaks are lined up in formation on the electric wire that connects the house to the pole stationed just outside the kitchen window. They are waiting … more
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