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A graphic about fracking in the Nov. 28 News Tribune left way too much unsaid.RELATED CONTENT
I have noticed a recent significant change in how manufacturers hang car headlights. More than a decade ago, when the Viper (what a name!) was introduced, it had headlights raised on the outside corners. This gave the car a mean, if not evil, appearance. Now this type of styling has been adopted across the board, from Mercedes to Kia.
I thought Duluth Mayor Don Ness’ recent decision to decline a City Council-approved $19,500 annual pay raise was one of the most refreshing and humble decisions I’ve seen made by anyone in public or private service in a very long time. It is extremely heartening in this day and age to know our mayor is not serving the city for personal gain even if the City Council probably could be justifiably reproved for not addressing the mayoral pay scale for too many years.
The holidays always seem to expose the uglier side of American culture. While watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV, I found myself mystified by the TV station bothering to take commercial breaks. With all its sponsored floats and product placements, the whole procession was one long commercial anyway.
Chuck Frederick column: Apparently not everyone had a mom like mine who, after taking her children’s friends home, insisted on sitting outside their houses until she was positive — absolutely positive — they had made it inside safely. Whether your own mother was as careful, you may have been left wondering this week: Just what the hell were the men thinking who dropped off UMD student Alyssa Jo Lommel early Saturday?RELATED CONTENT
As he should have, Gov. Mark Dayton made clear he wants to use the expected $1.1 billion state budget surplus announced last week to repeal three unnecessary sales taxes on businesses and provide income tax relief for the middle class.
Watching our local PBS station on Nov. 23, I happened to catch an underwriting credit from Minnesota Power. It showed a beautiful, golden, grassy field under a power line. Under the power line were two young children running and playing.
In his Nov. 30 Pro/Con commentary in the News Tribune (“Yes: But even Israel must be de-nuked”), opinion writer John Quigley, a law professor, didn’t seem to care if Israel is wiped off the map by hordes of her outspokenly implacable enemies.
I read with interest the Nov. 26 article, “IRRRB leader pitches idea to keep North Dakota oil tax money local,” which was about a presentation made by Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board Commissioner Tony Sertich to the oil-rich communities of western North Dakota.
The waters of Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes probably took a million years to form.
The last time a massive report dropped to detail just how copper-nickel mining could be done on the Iron Range in accordance with strict state and federal environmental laws and standards, it got blasted.
After spending the last eight years in Texas, recently we were finally able to return to Minnesota. On this Thanksgiving Day we experienced something to convince us our decision to move to Duluth was the right one.
Those of us who follow fact-checking sites like FactCheck.org or PolitiFact.org always have known that the president’s promise that we could keep our health care plan if we liked it wasn’t entirely true.
When most people think of the court system they think of judges. But there are so many more people who make the judicial system work. Judges are, in the final analysis, only a small part of the justice system. In many cases, we aren’t even the most important part.RELATED CONTENT
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