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Matters of record for Dec. 9, 2016
Astro Bob blog: ‘White Stork’ Chases the Space Station
Utility worker stops to help deer blinded by snow and ice after North Dakota blizzard
Fond du Lac Band dedicates new $14 million center in Duluth
Judge rules on disputes in former coaches' discrimination lawsuit against UMD
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Duluth unveils loan program for 'brownfield' redevelopment
Buyer steps forward for assets of bankrupt Magnetation, hopes to reopen Iron Range facilities
U.S. Steel clarifies CEO's comments on recalling 10,000 jobs
Banks in India file suit against Essar's parent company
U.S. Steel CEO says company plans to restore 10,000 jobs
Bulldog Hockey Blog Postgame: Bulldogs knocked off NCHC pedestal following long layoff
Prep report: MLWR rolls past rival Barnum in boys basketball
Wolves fall to Pistons
Gophers one win away from volleyball Final Four
Tips for trimming the perfect Christmas tree
Ballet review: Minnesota Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ guaranteed to make you smile
Comedy review: 2016 Rubber Chicken Holiday Show thin on big ‘yolks’
A guide to worm composting
This holiday, put away the poinsettia and try these bright, tropical plants
Happy Half-Birthday, Elsa MacDonald!
James and Shirley Sellman
With thanks from the Karl Randa Family
JACQUELINE MARGERITE (TYMAN) ECKARD
CURTIS R. GUNDERSON
DONNA J. BOLANDER
LAURA ELIZABETH LARSON
MAE E. (LAHTONEN) ANDERSON
Reader's View: Take time to thank those who plow our roads
Reader's View: Health insurance is not health care
Reader's View: Planned Parenthood a vital part of community
Reader's View: College in the Schools benefits everyone
Reader's View: State must recognize the threat of sulfide mining
Zebra mussel larvae found in Leech Lake
MN DNR Weekly Report for Dec. 5, 2016
Ask a conservation officer: Registration renewals due soon for ATVs, sleds
Outdoors notes for Dec. 4
Outdoors calendar for Dec. 4
Horoscopes for Dec. 10
Ask a Trooper: What do white and yellow lines mean?
Horoscopes for Dec. 9
Horoscopes for Dec. 8
Horoscopes for Dec. 7
October 16, 2016
Local View: Acknowledging bias is the first step to moving past it
I’m white. I’m male. I was raised in a white household by two white parents within a predominantly white community. I admit I carry implicit bias. But I believe I can say that confidently without compromising my character. The National Center for State Courts defines implicit...
October 16, 2016 - 10:00pm
October 15, 2016
Local view: Are we having fun yet? Politics sells style over substance
Remember when political debates used to be serious discussions of the candidates’ specific plans and policies for addressing the pressing problems facing our country? Of course not. No one remembers because that stuff was b-o-r-i-n-g. Remember when candidates would cordially agree...
October 15, 2016 - 11:00pm
Local view: Diverse gathering at Native camp in ND seeks healing for Mother Earth
The Dakota Access oil pipeline is routed to pass under the Missouri River in North Dakota just upstream from the Standing Rock Sioux tribal reservation. The Missouri is the reservation’s water source. Earlier plans to cross the Missouri upstream of Bismarck, N.D., were rejected,...
October 15, 2016 - 11:00pm
October 12, 2016
Local view: Demotion of women’s studies shortsighted
A proposal to merge the department of women, gender and sexuality studies (women’s studies) at the University of Minnesota Duluth with the department of sociology, anthropology and criminology (sociology department) recently was brought to my attention. In my view, this is a demotion...
October 12, 2016 - 11:00pm
October 11, 2016
Local view: City loses much by turning Hartley into park
This is a “Paul Revere” letter. If we lose the “nature” in “Hartley Nature Center,” my education program Gender Matters will lose...
October 11, 2016 - 11:00pm
October 10, 2016
Local View: City must consider overall impact of Minnesota Power fee increase
Winston Churchill said, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Our mayor and City Council need to ponder that wisdom. I was born and raised in Duluth, and my parents still live in the house where I grew up in Lester Park. I remember the mid-’80s when...
October 10, 2016 - 10:00pm
October 8, 2016
Local view: Northland farmers, food system need UMD’s farm to flourish
The Sustainable Agriculture Project at the University of Minnesota Duluth is at a critical intersection of university-community connections,...
October 8, 2016 - 11:00pm
October 5, 2016
Local view: A father of our modern-day odyssey passes on
With a sigh of resignation, he fell heavily to the fairway of Earth and was gathered to his ancestors. Life called in another loan. The death of Arnold Palmer, the great icon of golf, “The King,” represented the end of a phase of our culture where we identified with the blue-collar...
October 5, 2016 - 10:35pm
October 3, 2016
Candidate's View: In name of freedom, change voting, redistricting
We have a political system where the citizens elect a representative to stand for them at the state Legislature. To serve the citizens of Minnesota House District 3A in this capacity would be a great privilege for me and a challenging task. To serve in this seat would mean to me that...
October 3, 2016 - 7:43pm
October 2, 2016
Local View: Far from a drain, solar power a huge asset to society
As the country increasingly transitions to a renewable-energy future, many utilities are ferociously resisting solar energy, often claiming homeowners who have solar arrays are pushing the costs of maintaining the grid onto other customers. Some utilities have placed punitively high...
October 2, 2016 - 10:00pm
Local View: Find hand-ups, reject handouts, to win America’s war on poverty
“Eliminate poverty through public policy.” That was the topic of University of Wisconsin-Superior Professor Emeritus Bernie Hughes’ Local...
October 2, 2016 - 10:00pm
Former Mill VP’s View: Electric franchise fee threatens to close paper mill — and that’d just be the beginning
We often hear about the unexpected consequences of our government’s “financial engineering.” The past month’s actions by our mayor, city financial planners and City Council may contribute to a result none of them expected. I hope the unexpected doesn’t happen, but I suspect...
October 2, 2016 - 1:54pm
September 27, 2016
Local view: Lift restrictions on abortion coverage
It has been 43 years since Roe v. Wade, yet reproductive health care is still out of reach for many people. Bans on abortion coverage for low-income women are some of the harshest remaining barriers to reproductive health care in this country. And with hundreds of new abortion restrictions...
September 27, 2016 - 11:00pm
September 26, 2016
Local view: DNR should seek truth through evidentiary hearings on PolyMet
As a North Shore resident, I was disappointed but not surprised by the Duluth City Council’s inability to stand up to PolyMet and request an evidentiary hearing. Perhaps neither the council nor the community have realized yet how serious the need is for an evidence-based hearing...
September 26, 2016 - 11:00pm
September 24, 2016
Local view: Stand up to menthol marketing in Duluth, elsewhere
In late July, the delegates attending the national convention of the NAACP passed a historic resolution supporting state and local efforts to restrict the sales of menthol and other flavored cigarettes due to the fact that those tobacco products are predominantly marketed to the African-American...
September 24, 2016 - 11:00pm