You’ve been waist-deep in a nearly week-long blizzard; so don’t sweat it if you didn’t notice. But while you were shoveling and scraping and snowblowing and playing and not going to school, headlines were filling this week like a
UPDATE: Two candidates remain in the race to replace the late Steve O’Neil on the St. Louis County Board, meaning it’s time for voters to be boning up on the issues and getting ready to head to the polls.
At the height of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln, at the urging of a magazine editor, proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day holiday. It was first celebrated on the final Thursday in November 1863.
On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s nation-transforming Gettysburg Address a week ago today, the News Tribune Opinion page urged readers to try their hand at being as impactful as our former president and with as few words.
A history-rich community like Duluth has no shortage of folks watching out for landmarks, cherished structures and other pieces of the past that demand to be saved and that tell the stories of who we are and from where we came.
Seems it has been forever — even if it hasn’t been all that many years — since smoking was a social norm, since people thought nothing of lighting up in restaurants and on buses, even during church services or while visiting loved ones in the hospital.
President Lincoln’s 272-word Gettysburg Address endures as perhaps the greatest tribute to America’s war dead — and to living Americans of all generations to live up to the ideals of the American experiment of liberty and democracy so that “these dead shall not have died in vain.”
The goal is laudable: making sure everyone has quality, affordable health insurance. That’s because the result could be hard to argue: healthier communities and fewer public dollars having to be spent because uninsured neighbors don’t seek out cheaper, preventative care and typically don’t see a doctor until it’s in the priciest way possible, in emergency rooms.
Remember all that bluster at the end of the last legislative session, how property taxes in Minnesota would go down in 2014? A multibillion-dollar tax bill approved by DFL-majority lawmakers would see to it, they said. So would
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