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The gift of a supportive mother-in-law
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College football: UMD receivers spring into action
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Field hustles home as Rays beat Twins in 10
Jeff Teague's answer for struggling Timberwolves: 'Fight fire with fire, man'
A blooming success: New hardy rose variety was 16 years in the making
INDIEWATCH: 'Gender Revolution' sees Couric seeking answers
Avett Brothers will play the DECC
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Blink: A slice of life
Ardelle "Ole" Purcell is Turning 90!
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Ted and Paulette Franckowiak
Rodney Alvin Privette
Barry L. Grover
Shirley Mary (Kling) Grindy
Erik William Sutton
Reader's View: NRA strikes out
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Other View: Depth of Barbara Bush's heart endures in all of us
Former Teacher's View: Hatred, weapons of choice both must be addressed
Sam Cook column: For two boys, fishing season is already here
Sam Cook column: And we thought we had this one whipped
Ask a Conservation Officer: When can you keep a foul-hooked fish?
Houston's fishing report: Will we have open water for fishing openers?
Field Reports: Minnesota deer hunters invited to offer feedback on deer plan
Community activist Mary Van Evera dead at 96
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April 16, 2018
Our View: Oh no, are plastic straws Duluth's next cause?
The first natural reaction, for most of us, would be a chuckle at these newest news reports: Ha! California and Hawaii are looking at banning...
April 16, 2018 - 7:08pm
April 1, 2018
Local View: Legislators looking to pre-empt locals on packaging, health, environment
Minnesota is nationally recognized for its reputation of good government and high voter participation. In that light, it is perplexing why state...
April 1, 2018 - 6:45pm
September 16, 2017
Reader's view: Stores aren't set up for reusable bags
I have always been a proponent of supporting the environment. Thus, several years ago when reusable bags were introduced, I tried to do my part by purchasing reusable bags and nixing the plastic bags provided by my supermarket. The first problem I noticed was the inconvenience of...
September 16, 2017 - 4:49pm
September 2, 2017
Our view: Charging for grocery bags a burden on lower-income Duluthians
We've all witnessed the embarrassing, sometimes heart-wrenching bind. In line at the grocery store. All items scanned. But then the total exceeds...
September 2, 2017 - 3:34pm
Bag it Duluth's view: Time to mend that part of the world within our reach
In June, under pressure from the Minnesota Grocers Association and the Plastic Bag Alliance, Minnesota lawmakers enacted preemption legislation,...
September 2, 2017 - 3:32pm
June 12, 2017
Despite state ban on plastic bag bans, Goodwill-Easter Seals drops plastic bags
ST. PAUL — While many patrons associate Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota with its 50 second-hand stores throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin, others know those shops fund its core mission — job training for low-income workers in everything from construction and medical...
June 12, 2017 - 6:00am
May 14, 2017
Local View: Protect local democracy, local control
As small business owners in Duluth, we are engaged in what is going on in our community. We know that the best way to make this city a better...
May 14, 2017 - 9:00pm
March 26, 2017
Local view: Charging for shopping bags can change consumer habits
If there was one clear point of agreement in the Feb. 5 commentaries in the News Tribune from the Bag It Duluth campaign and from the plastics...
March 26, 2017 - 9:10pm
March 10, 2017
Local View: Learn from Grand Rapids; require reusable bags
I applaud Denette Lynch's Feb. 22 "Local View" column, "Bag ban in Duluth unnecessary government intrusion." Unfortunately, her suggestions won't...
March 10, 2017 - 12:51am
March 7, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers look to dump city plastic bag bans
ST. PAUL—The Republican-controlled Minnesota Legislature appears ready to ban bag bans. A House committee last week voted 10-7 to stop...
March 7, 2017 - 3:50pm
February 15, 2017
Reader's View: Bag ban would only create more waste
There have been pro and con articles, editorials and letters published in the News Tribune on the proposed banning of plastic bags in Duluth. A rally was even planned. I am a senior citizen and wish to add my perspective to the issue.
February 15, 2017 - 12:17am
Local View: Plastic bags are scourge on our Earth
I am closely watching the single-use plastic bag ban being discussed in Duluth. I am hopeful it becomes law. Earth Circle, an environmental...
February 15, 2017 - 12:08am
February 5, 2017
League of Women Voter's view: Duluthians can bag their plastic-bag habit
The League of Women Voters Duluth's Natural Resources Committee felt it necessary to respond to the News Tribune's "Our View" editorial of Jan. 11, headlined, "Get ready to battle over bags."
February 5, 2017 - 5:20am
Bag It, Duluth's view: Get unstuck: Think, act differently for love of place
The News Tribune's Jan. 11 editorial, "Get ready to battle over bags," highlighted some of the issues around the Bag It Duluth Campaign for a city ordinance to promote reusable carry-out shopping bags and environmentally preferable to-go containers. Rather than a "battle," it may...
February 5, 2017 - 5:16am
Plastic industry's view: Banning bags will hurt environment, Duluth's economy
Duluth is one of the most beautiful communities in Minnesota in large part because its citizens are responsible stewards of the environment. And while a recently proposed ordinance to ban plastic retail bags may sound like a win for the environment, data, science and facts around...
February 5, 2017 - 5:14am