From the column: "Working at Ordean East cured my empty-nester impoverishment. It also gave me a bright awakening to what pulse the newer middle-school generation likes and prefers."
From the column: "We are talking about a clearly expanded and efficient use of a key central area of Duluth rather than the limited, single-highway use that exists now."
From the column: "Banning conversation about sexuality and gender identity erases LGBTQ+ identity, history and culture; more than that, it erases the students themselves. In effect, these young people are canceled. They are seen as disposable."
Why would he deserve a pedestal over the people who have actually accomplished good things to make Duluth a better place to live?
From the column: "The simple fact is that we know the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow. Furthermore, global conflict has made it almost impossible to source the raw material needed for storage. There is also continued opposition to domestic mining."
Building the network will probably gobble up in six months the $5.5 million the city of Duluth is preparing to invest.
From the column: "The message that all Americans need to hear from health experts is a simple one: If you don’t use tobacco products now, don’t start. If you smoke, quitting is the best choice. If you don’t quit, change to a smoke-free alternative. This message is supported by science."
From the column: "It’s still early, but if we work together, it is now possible to see a path forward to restoring damaged waterways and safely mining Minnesota’s rich mineral resources."
From the column: "There are literally hundreds of groups that claim to be tribes without evidence. Once Congress short-circuits Interior’s recognition process for one of these illegitimate groups, the Pandora’s box will open."
"After a couple of years of celebrating apart because of the pandemic, and also for having just lived through another rancorous national election, we all could use the joy and hope and anticipation that is promised us in Christmas, in the birth of a mighty little king born in a manger."
Katie Pinke looks at the positive impact of 4-H on youth.
From the editorial: "Reset the table. Shift the balance of power. Do it in this lame-duck Congress. Give local media a fighting chance."