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My United Way story started when I was coming off of a midnight shift and went directly to a United Way campaign meeting. I was groggy and tired and signed my donation form to give through payroll deduction, without too much thought.

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Regarding the front page article “Lessons of Distraction,” published Friday, May 20, I was quite offended by the picture in which students were examining a minivan in which two lives were lost.

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With the recent passing of Prince, I’m reminded of a quote I read 45 years ago that still rings true today: “Do not keep the alabaster box of your love and friendship sealed up until your friends are dead … the kind things you mean to say when they are gone, say before they go.”

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ku’dos, noun 1. fame; honor; glory; prestige; credit; as for an achievement.

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I have a solution to the transgender restrooms debacle recently setting civil rights back 50 years — remove the gender signs.

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In observing this presidential election season with all the accusations and innuendos being spread, I cannot help but think how fortunate we are to choose our legislative candidates from our neighbors and friends.

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I have known Julie Sandstede for 30 years. In that time, she has proven to me and to the many people she has worked with and come into contact with that she cares deeply about the Iron Range and surrounding areas.

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Remember the game of “Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?”

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The small working class towns of Minnesota’s iron ranges were founded for a profoundly simple purpose. Each village cut into the thick forests of Northern Minnesota to provide housing and supplies within walking distance of an iron mine.

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Rarely is it good to hear the words “we’re not out of the water yet” coming from your dog’s vet.

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ku’dos, noun 1. fame; honor; glory; prestige; credit; as for an achievement.

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I recently had a conversation with our candidate for Representative for 6A Tom Whiteside. Into this conversation I discovered that we had both been on the Human Rights Commission for the City of Hibbing. We both had carried a torch for a mission, making sure that all people were heard in the…

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For people not paying property taxes through an escrow account, the property tax payment for the first half of the year is due on Monday, May 16. (Property owners get an extra day this year, since May 15, falls on a Sunday.)

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Some time back, I read about an underground national organization dedicated to hiding children from the family court system. Its members believe the system is broken, and the only way to protect children from harm is to take matters into their own hands.

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Editor’s note: This letter is in response to “Fear shouldn’t lead to laws” in April 28 newspaper.

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Those of us living in Minnesota House District 6A will elect a new representative this year as Carly Melin, our current representative, has announced that she will not seek re-election.

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America is full of brilliant people, many of them devoted to improving our cities and the lives of those that live in them.

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On Saturday, April 30, peace activist and Jesuit Catholic priest Daniel Berrigan died at the age of 94. Berrigan was probably best known for his high profile protests of the Vietnam War, including multiple arrests for anti-war demonstrations. Most notably, Berrigan and fellow protesters seiz…

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ku’dos, noun 1. fame; honor; glory; prestige; credit; as for an achievement.

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My friends and I would like to publicly say “thank you” to U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan on behalf of the mining industry in northern Minnesota, including the mine workers, and the small businesses and small towns that support and depend on mining for our livelihood.

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“Plant a nut, get a nut,” someone once told me about my son Doug’s antics. Approaching nine years old, he has somehow outpaced my childhood obsession with historical trivia and the macabre.

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My phone and the supermarket tabloids have me surrounded and are closing in for the kill.

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We love to celebrate, and honor, anniversaries and achievement. When it involves the tenacity and commitments embedded in opening a business, this principle becomes even more profound.

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Thus ends the afternoon meeting. You can hear him now, the co-worker who’d rather be fishing. He slaps open the conference room door as though exiting an outhouse. Then comes the husky voiced lady from the department that has no name, the one who smokes reds on the loading dock without blinking.

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In 1984, when TIME magazine interviewed Prince about the release of “Purple Rain,” his co-star asked him if there is something that he couldn’t do.

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Butterflies of excitement flutter in my stomach as I lace up my running shoes.

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ku’dos, noun 1. fame; honor; glory; prestige; credit; as for an achievement.

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I am the chair of the Cancer Committee at Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing. The Cancer Committee would like to formally thank the Angel Fund for its service and dedication to cancer patients in our area.

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I never knew much about the process of how presidential candidates are selected until this year.

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If you have been watching the news lately and shaking your head, you are not alone.

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More than 90 percent of adult smokers start before the age of 19. This is known within public health circles and it’s leveraged by tobacco companies.

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Last week, students delivered informative speeches in my class at Hibbing Community College. One student spoke of the generational divide in how we communicate. He referred to Generation X, those of us born between 1965 and 1985, and said, “You know, like our parents.”

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The Hibbing Historical Society will spotlight Hibbing newspapers at its annual spring fundraiser to be held this year on Saturday, May 7, at the Androy.

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I keep hoping that someone will give me a crystal ball. It would make this job a lot easier.

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I find myself wondering what has happened to this community?

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Every society has its elite. That might not seem possible here on the Iron Range, where ore dust still clings to old company houses and Mich Golden Light cans dot the ditches like poor man’s glitter.

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I know you’re thinking this column is going to be about how fussy I am with food.

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ku’dos, noun 1. fame; honor; glory; prestige; credit; as for an achievement.

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We are members of Teamsters Local 346. We worked hard for our pensions, working 25 to 30 years for UPS, giving up wage concessions over the years in exchange for a better retirement.

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In a March 27 op-ed in the Mesabi Daily News, Republican congressional candidate Stewart Mills argued that environmental regulations aimed at reducing the carbon emissions from coal is akin to a “war on ore.”

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