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.
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.
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.
What a mockery of our judicial system (“Duluth police officer Jouppi found not guilty of assault,” Nov. 23). If officer Richard Jouppi wasn’t guilty of excessive force, as the jury determined, neither was Jack the Ripper guilty of murder.
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
I am still feeling overwhelmed after attending the Nov. 16 performance of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra.
Make no mistake, Duluth, this is a love letter.
State Auditor Rebecca Otto brought common ground to the sulfide-mining debate in Ely in late November when she drew attention to the enormous risk all of us face as taxpayers.
Residents of Minnesota should rejoice that we now have a fully recovered wolf population that can be hunted and trapped on a limited basis with no harm to the population.
The Nov. 30 headline read, “Protest with pizza,” after labor leaders decided to deliver $600 worth of pizza to Wal-Mart employees to show their support.
I want to give my kids everything. I do. I combat this desire with the knowledge that if I do, they will never learn the benefits of hard work or the feeling of earning anything.
Regarding the plane crash over Superior early in November, the News Tribune displayed an absolutely unprofessional attitude. Not only did it smear the heroics of the pilot who bravely and safely landed the plane, it also spun suspicions on to him.
Due to space limitations and due to newspaper style and other considerations, this is an edited and slightly abridged version of this commentary, which originally was published by the writer on his blog site. Read the full piece at cloquetriverpress.com.
A Local View commentary in the News Tribune on Nov. 21 claimed legalizing and decriminalizing marijuana would eliminate the dangers of synthetic drugs.
I know the adage: Guns don’t kill people; people do. As a lifelong hunter and gun owner, I know there’s truth behind that oft-recited 2nd Amendment mantra: Before a firearm can turn on humanity, it needs to be held in the “cold, dead hands” (Charlton Heston’s words, not mine) of a Homo sapien. It’s a simple premise, really, one that isn’t debatable. Except…RELATED CONTENT
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