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Like all communities, ours regularly faces critical moments and important decisions. Helping to lead robust, healthy, and civil conversations about important issues — everything from mining to land use, preservation to economic development, and schools to tourism — is an important role the Editorial Board and the Opinion page play in our community.
From the editorial: "No matter how many mass-media messages make arguments to the contrary, you can't — cannot, no way no how, huh-uh — buy your way to the perfect Christmas morning."
From the editorial: "With boots and heavy coats and even bomber hats if necessary, let’s consider a new tradition this year: A long hike in a state park. ... In Minnesota, they’re free today."
From the editorial: "As has been encouraged on Thanksgiving Days past, this list can be treated as just a solid start."
From the editorial: "This Thanksgiving (is expected to be) the busiest on our highways and in the air since the pandemic began in 2020 and the third-busiest since AAA started tracking Turkey Day travel back in 2000."
From the editorial: "Nearly half of the city, 47%, is non-taxable parkland or greenspace. A better balance of public lands and taxable parcels could help create those larger tracts developers crave, which could help to expand Duluth's tax base and ease the tax burden on all of us."

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From the editorial: "We're all needed now — whether Democrat, Republican, or something else — to commit to reuniting as local communities, states, and as a nation."
From the editorial: "In the city of Duluth, last winter for the first time, snow emergencies were declared to allow streets to be plowed more efficiently."
From the editorial: "It doesn't have to be (generic). The holiday doesn't have to be just an excuse for another mattress sale. Each of us can see to that."

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