The award-winning Timberjay newspapers (including the Ely Timberjay, Tower-Soudan Timberjay and Cook-Orr Timberjay) are the most widely-read weekly newspapers in the North Country, serving communities throughout our region with local and regional news, opinion, sports, outdoors reporting, and much more. We also serve as the official newspaper for the City of Tower and a number of area townships, including Greenwood, Breitung, Vermilion Lake, Bearville, Leiding, Field, Embarrass, Waasa and Kugler.

The Timberjay maintains offices in Tower 218-753-2950, Ely 218-365-3114, and Cook 218-666-2342. Stop in when you're in the area for a free copy of our Lake Country Fun Times visitors guide or e-mail us at

Email directory:

  • General:
  • Press Release/Advertisements:
  • Jodi Summit:
  • Mickey White/Subscriptions:
  • Marshall Helmberger:
  • Lynn O'Hara Graphics/Ad Sales:
  • Keith Vandervort:
  • Tom Klein:

Office addresses:
Tower: The Tower-Soudan Timberjay, 414 Main St., PO Box 636, Tower, MN 55790. 218-753-2950

Ely: The Ely Timberjay, 40 N 1st Ave E., PO Box 718, Ely, MN 55731. 218-365-3114

Cook: The Cook-Orr Timberjay, 126 1st St. SW, PO Box 184, Cook, MN 55723. 218-666-2342