STAFF BLOG EH? PLUS Nolan to honor vets
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan will be visiting the Hoyt Lakes VFW Post 8144 on Saturday.
To mark the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which propelled the United States into World War II, Nolan ... Posted on 12/3/13 at 11:00 PM
STAFF BLOG OIL PATCH DISPATCH Democrats plan pipeline field hearing
STANLEY, N.D. The North Dakota Democratic House and Senate Caucuses will hold a field hearing this month to seek answers to questions about oil pipelines.
The recent Tesoro pipeline spill near Tioga ... Posted on 11/8/13 at 5:53 PM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Wives and Husbands, Homosexual Style
I live in a state that not only allows homosexual marriage, but celebrates it -- explicitly, overtly, without any acknowledgement that there might be citizens within who, when they fill out a form, ... Posted on 10/30/13 at 1:32 PM
THE PERIPHERY Problems With Democracy
Once again, allow me introduce to you the newest contributor to The Periphery. This writer comes from a long ways away, and because of that, has a unique angle on the controversies and happenings of o... Posted on 8/15/13 at 7:19 AM
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.
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.
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.
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