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America has a remarkable heritage as a nation of immigrants. I am here because of Slovenian and Swiss immigrants. My grandpa on my dad’s side worked 1,500 feet underground in the iron ore mines of Ely. His family came to northern Minnesota in search of work, and the iron ore mines and forests of northern Minnesota seemed the closest thing to home in Slovenia. My grandpa never graduated from high school, but he saved money in a coffee can so my dad could go to college.
Sunday, June, 23, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
I won’t even attempt to suggest the most historic event to occur at St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church over its 125 years.
Sunday, June, 23, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Strange political bedfellows who disagree on about everything combined to slap down the U.S. House farm bill.
Saturday, June, 22, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
We need practical steps to strengthen the usage of energy-efficienct technologies.
Monday, June, 10, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
Spc. Kyle Klobuchar spends his days listening intently to the beeps, hums and warbles of a hand-held explosives detector known as a Minehound.
Sunday, June, 02, 2013 - Los Angeles Times / McClatchy Newspapers - News
Few could have predicted that Amy Klobuchar, who just entered her second term as U.S. senator from Minnesota, already would be seen as a viable choice for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president.
Saturday, May, 25, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
When our veterans signed up to serve, there wasn’t a waiting line, and there shouldn’t be a waiting line here in the United States when they return. Not for a job, a home, or an education, and certainly not for the health care they’ve earned.
Thursday, May, 23, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
Robin Washington: If you participate in a 401(k) plan that even remotely touches the stock market, be sure to tell the administrator where you want your pork bellies delivered.
Sunday, May, 19, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in Congress and lack of evidence to date of wrongdoing close to the Oval Office.
Saturday, May, 18, 2013 - Associated Press - News
The largest wildfire in Wisconsin since 1980 was started by logging equipment Tuesday afternoon, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources confirmed Thursday.
Friday, May, 17, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - None
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has asked the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate the steep increase in Minnesota gas prices over the past few weeks.
Friday, May, 17, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Gasoline industry officials say regional gas prices have jumped 80 cent and 30 cents in the past week because of some expected and planned shutdowns at gasoline refineries.
Thursday, May, 16, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
A provision to address the dredging backlog on Great Lakes shipping routes was included in the Water Resources Development Act that passed the Senate on an 83-14 vote Wednesday.
Thursday, May, 16, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
A nationwide ammunition shortage has police departments across the country counting their bullets.
Friday, May, 10, 2013 - Northland’s NewsCenter - News
Rumors are accumulating that Syria’s vicious dictator, Bashar al-Assad, is attacking his own citizens with chemical weapons of mass destruction as they fight against him for freedom.
Friday, May, 03, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
When the 1,000-foot freighter Edgar B. Speer departed Two Harbors earlier this week for a steel mill in Gary, Ind., it left with a load of 60,000 tons of taconite.
Wednesday, May, 01, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
I took issue with the April 20 editorial, headlined, “ ‘Extremely disappointed’ by Senate’s gun decision.” I felt the process worked itself out as it should. The outcome pleased me.
Thursday, April, 25, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
Seventh annual Bike Swap, 1305 E. First St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Continental Ski & Bike, 1305 E. First St. Go to www.unitedwayduluth or www.continentalski.com.
Sunday, April, 21, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Outdoors
The American Society of Civil Engineers recently released the “2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure,” a comprehensive assessment of the nation’s infrastructure across 16 sectors (infrastructurereportcard.org). The report card awarded our country’s collective infrastructure a D+ while giving our nation’s ports a grade of C.
Sunday, April, 21, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
The L.A. Times said the U.S. Senate “failed” in its attempt to pass a bipartisan compromise to widen background checks on gun purchasers and other “sensible,” “relatively modest” gun-related measures. “Failed,” despite “mounting casualties” and the “brutal massacre” of 20 schoolchildren and six educators.
Saturday, April, 20, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion