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True to my nature, I have been trying to figure out how and why we have come to such a bizarre impasse in our country. If I were a cartoonist, I would draw two lines of people facing each other … more
The decision by the Biden administration to study a possible 20-year mineral withdrawal affecting a portion of the Superior National Forest has generated plenty of predictable hyperbole from local … more
I am a lover of poetry. I read poetry. I write poetry. I share poems. A good poem satisfies me as much as a morsel of fine chocolate. It comforts me like a favorite blanket. It can challenge my point … more
The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt by businesses across the North Country. Car dealerships are struggling to find vehicles. A local snowmobile dealership told us they … more
The results of a Senate Judiciary Committee investigation, released this past week, offer both hope and a dire warning for the future of elections in the U.S. While much of what was in the Senate … more
Time flies between my weeks for column writing and the thought that I have nothing of value to say generally crosses my mind ahead of time. Usually my pieces are about humorous and sometimes shocking … more
Who says Americans are divided? We hear it all the time from the media and politicians, but on some major issues, polling has consistently shown that vast majorities of Americans of both parties are … more
Indigenous People’s Day, aka Columbus Day, is coming up on Oct. 11, so let’s take a peek into history. Born in Italy in 1451, Christofo Columbo began his career in 1477 as a merchant … more
This week, we’re reporting on population data from the 2020 census for a number of communities in our area and the results are alarming. Every one of the cities that we cover, including Tower, … more
It’s a cool, gray morning, unlike most we’ve experienced in the last few months. Although I listened to the sound of rain falling throughout the night, the rain gauge shows little … more
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