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Dang it, I’ve disappointed Joe Biden again this week. This according to one of the least-convincing campaign fundraising email campaigns going. And, to make me feel worse, before him I disappointed … 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
REGIONAL— Former state legislator and current Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson made a political swing through the North Country last Friday, with a focus on jobs. Johnson, the … more
REGIONAL - More nursing homes are relying on local taxes to plug a statewide gap in funding for senior care facilities. For the past five years, the Cook-Orr Area Healthcare District has helped … more
REGIONAL— More than six months since the closing of public comment on the PolyMet Mining’s proposed copper-nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes, the Department of Natural Resources is still a few weeks … more
ELY – It’s been a while since Ely has had a place for skate boarders and motocross bicyclists to play, but the Ely Wheel Park Task Force is working to bring one back. Years ago, the skate … more
REGIONAL – County Commissioners had little to say before voting 6-1 to raise the 2015 preliminary property tax levy by 2.9 percent on Tuesday in Babbitt. Chris Dahlberg, representing the Third … more
Ellen L. Johnson Ellen Leona Johnson, 82, of Cook, formerly of Greaney, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Sept. 21, 2014, at the Cook Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 … more
With just over five weeks before the midterm elections, there’s little question the political season is in full swing. And while there are plenty of big races we’re watching with interest, the … more