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LOST LAKE SWAMP—The chorus let me know early Saturday morning that the Lost Lake wolf pack was working our edge of the big swamp. It was just getting light on an unusually mild and misty December … more
ELY – The Ely City Council approved pay raises for several supervisors Tuesday night and then scheduled performance reviews for those city employees later this month in a move one council member … more
REGIONAL – An administrative law judge has found sufficient facts to support a charge that the St. Louis County School District failed to file a complete campaign finance report as ordered by the … more
Governor Dayton should be applauded for considering using part of the budget surplus to assist Minnesotans in need. I wonder though, if he and other politicians realize what actually happens when … more
It didn’t take much to coax a story out of Mike Hillman, and once he started talking there was nothing to do but sit back and revel in the force of his imagination. Mike, who died Dec. 11 at … more
An administrative law judge found merit in arguments that the St. Louis County School District filed an incomplete and inadequate campaign finance report. Although the judge’s decision … more
ELY –St. Louis County Commissioner Keith Nelson’s wish for a first-ever unanimous approval vote on the county budget came close, but no cigar. The board voted 6-1 Tuesday at their meeting in … more
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One of Ely's most colorful and creative characters died suddenly on Thursday, Dec. 11. Mike Hillman, who went by the nickname of "Iron Mike" for many years, passed away in his sleep of an apparent … more
REGIONAL—While most folks in the North Country may be focused on their holiday shopping list, for birders the Christmas season is about more than just presents and parties. This year will mark … more
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