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The former Orr School could once again become the tiny community’s hub if a community group succeeds with its plans to turn the school into a community center and business incubator. The group, … more
The inability of Americans to understand relative risk is a danger in itself. Take the overblown threat posed by Ebola, which is already having economic repercussions right here in the North Country. … more
From the time they were tiny, fuzzy buds, to now as they flush the last of their colors before blowing away in the wind, leaves serve as a reminder of the unique beauty in each stage of the earth's … more
The end of a fishing trip is supposed to be a big celebration. You come home with dirt in your finger nails and pounds of fish to fry, and embellish on heroic tales while drinking leftover beers … more
Republicans acquired more seats in the U.S. House and took control of the U.S. Senate, but failed to make any gains in Minnesota despite spending millions of dollars in an effort to topple Eighth … more
With the political season nearing its climax, letters to the editor have been filling our email and mailbox alike in recent days. And, as we often do in our pre-election edition, we’ve allotted an … more
Given the almost singular focus on PolyMet Mining’s proposed copper-nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes in this fall’s political races, one might believe that the region’s economic future somehow … more
Can school districts spend tens of thousands, or even millions, of taxpayer dollars on Vote Yes campaigns intended to mislead voters about the costs and benefits of referenda? According to State … more
The director of the state’s Pollution Control Agency had encouraging news for area cities that operate wastewater treatment facilities. For the past few years, some officials in our area have … more
Tourism in the region remained strong in spite of a late ice-out, a cool, rainy summer and a still recovering economy. As an industry, it may be the region’s most recession-proof and it poses the … more
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