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.
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.
There’ll be pitfalls and there already are questions and concerns, but give Don Ness credit for being willing to go where few Duluth mayors have gone before; that’s to western Duluth and our city’s St. Louis River neighborhoods when talking about investment, potential, opportunity and the next big thing.
The trip already was planned. Community and political leaders from Duluth already were heading to D.C. in April to meet with and to schmooze top military brass, to resell them on Duluth as a great home for the armed forces, and to advocate for our 148th Fighter Wing of the Minnesota Air National Guard.
Launched in 2000, a program to give free bus passes to students and others at UMD was heralded as the long-sought answer to easing congestion and parking woes on campus while also helping college kids, many of them from out of town, become a vibrant part of the Duluth community.
"It’s tough not to like Charlie Bell.” A News Tribune profile opened with those spot-on words in 2003 when the beloved, well-known West Duluth businessman and community activist made his first of two runs at the mayor’s office.
Congratulations are in order one more time for “Doonesbury” creator and artist Garry Trudeau, whose “Alpha House,” a streaming video program (like a TV show except not on TV but available through the online Amazon Prime streaming service) has been picked up for a second season.
With a pucker from special interests, a shuffling of papers and the pound of a wooden gavel, lawmakers get back at it today in St. Paul. And while not nearly as intriguing as taking in the Olympics or even as fun as watching the snow melt (and it
This doesn’t have to be a battle between homebuilders and firefighters. This doesn’t have to be contentious at all. Surely we’re all on the side of safety and Minnesotans not being killed anymore in tragic house fires.
We’re all to blame. Well, a majority of us. Those of us who chose to drive fuel-efficient vehicles rather than gas guzzlers, who carpooled when we could, and who walked or rode our bikes when the weather allowed: we’re the ones to blame for burning less gas.
The bungled appointment of Joel Sipress to the Duluth City Council only gets uglier. Last week it was clear councilors voted with bum information. Now it appears they also didn’t have all the information they should have.
In 1789, there was a healthy mistrust of government, so it was no wonder that one of the Founders’ first official acts was ordering the publication of every bill, order, resolution and congressional vote in at least three privately run, publicly distributed newspapers.
Perhaps this is why ranked-choice voting hasn’t been able to catch on, even after years of being touted as the modern, fairer alternative to — to what, counting? Bottom line, it’s more confusing than a David Lynch movie, and — in at least one instance now, here in Duluth — can produce questionable results.
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