Oh, crud, is it that time again? Which way do we turn them? Forward? Back? Do we gain an hour? Shoot, no, we lose an hour of sleep this time. “Spring ahead.” Spring, ha! What a joke.
The Department of Natural Resources has some deeply entrenched ideas concerning a deer-feeding program, and to get the DNR to understand and appreciate the public consensus on this matter is like trying to push a logging chain (“Emergency deer feeding could begin this week across Northland,” March 2).
The recent City Council appointment of Joel Sipress to an open council seat demonstrated that the ranked-choice voting method is confusing, even when there are only eight voters.
Maybe I am naïve, but I don’t understand how raising the minimum wage helps anyone.
I moved back to Duluth in July 2013 to take a dream job doing what I love and to also be able to live close to where I grew up on the Iron Range.
With the Minnesota legislative session under way, we are hearing what seems to be Sen. Roger Reinert’s main goal: making it legal to purchase liquor on Sundays and some holidays (“Reinert tries ‘baby steps’ for Sunday liquor sales,” March 7).
Gun-rights advocate Tony Sheda of Wrenshall, whose letter is published on today’s page, is absolutely right: Guns cannot be sold legally over the Internet. At least not in the way we usually think of online shopping. You can’t just go to a website, plug in a credit card number and expect a box to land on your porch a couple weeks later with a gun inside.
The News Tribune published another anti-Second Amendment letter full of untruths.
A Feb. 27 letter suggested that extending background checks would reduce gun crime (Reader’s View: “It’s time to extend gun-sale background checks”).
Rep. Carly Melin and other leaders in our state government who support legalizing medical marijuana should be applauded.
While I enjoyed the front-page article on the cold winter we had (“BRRRRRR! Winter coldest in 139 years,” Feb. 28), I believe it to be inaccurate.
Leaders of Mining Truth, a group opposed to proposed copper-nickel mining, responded last month to a News Tribune report on PolyMet CEO Jon Cherry’s comments in Duluth regarding misinformation being used against the NorthMet Project.
More than 100 strong, they descended on D.C. yesterday to fight for the federal funds that are doing so much to clean up and to protect Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes as well as the communities and natural areas that surround them.
A Feb. 21 letter argued weather is not climate (“Cold weather doesn’t disprove climate change”). But climate is defined as “weather averaged over a period of time,” so the weather this year, by definition, must be included.
As a pediatrician, I’ve treated many children with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Though not every condition is preventable, some are entirely treatable — if detected early.
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