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Guest Commentary: Enbridge keeps an open mind, open ear to the people it serves

November 29, 2013 in Pine Journal

Two meetings called “Democracy in Action” were held last week for the public to discuss the Sandpiper Pipeline Project. Enbridge, the project sponsor, was not invited to participate in the meeting.
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Guest commentary: Is pipeline worth it?

September 20, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

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Guest Commentary…School memories remain dear

May 24, 2013 in Pine Journal

From Fall 1965 through the Spring 1974, I was a teacher at Cloquet Senior High School. During that period of time nearly 1,000 Cloquet students, from Susan Aalto (1966) through Rebecca Wise (1974), suffered through my typing and social studies classes. Continue Reading

Legislature needs to approve LGA program reform

May 4, 2013 in Pine Journal

There is an historic moment at hand for Greater Minnesota. Continue Reading

Guest Commentary…In defense of Coach Esse

April 26, 2013 in Pine Journal

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Guest Commentary

March 23, 2013 in Pine Journal

As a lifelong Democrat and union supporter, I was excited eight years ago as I drove to Duluth for my first union meeting. I thought “A child care union, how cool!”
Today I question the integrity of my Democratic Party. I was taught that Republicans were only interested in corporate greed and didn’t care about those of us in the middle class, yet that is what I am and what I’m hearing from my DFL only in this case substitute the word “union” for “corporation.”
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The Message

December 14, 2012 in Pine Journal

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Guest Commentary: More advice for state leaders

December 9, 2010 in Lake County News-Chronicle

This is the second of two pieces from Jim Miller on the hazards facing cities in Minnesota in the form of deficits and drastic budget cuts and how the state can help these struggling communities. Continue Reading

Guest Commentary: Advice for new state leaders

December 2, 2010 in Lake County News-Chronicle

When the new governor and legislature take office next month, their collective energy and attention will be directed to how to solve yet another state budget deficit, most likely several times larger than the $1 billion deficit that proved so difficult to resolve in the last session. Continue Reading

Guest Commentary: Much remains on tailings study

September 23, 2010 in Lake County News-Chronicle

On the surface, the use of taconite tailings for highway and construction projects appears to be a straightforward application. Beneath the surface, the application is not that simple. Continue Reading