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REGIONAL —This summer marks the 50th year the Voyageur Outward Bound School (VOBS) near Ely has used outdoor travel and activities to build character, leadership, and an appreciation of the natural … more
ELY – A rainy, windy August afternoon on the Kawishiwi River met David and Amy Freeman of Ely last Sunday as they began a 100-day journey to Washington, D.C. from the Voyageur Outward Bound School, … more
ELY – The Ely School Board has selected Mary McGrane as the new 6-12 principal for the 2014-15 school year. The motion was approved at a special meeting Monday night on a 5-0 vote. Board … more
REGIONAL— The frequent outcrops of ancient rock that punctuate the rolling terrain of northern St. Louis and Lake counties are one of the surest signs that you’ve entered Canadian Shield … more
COOK – Minnesota Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger considered the increase in Minnesota’s minimum wage the greatest public health achievement by the 2014 Legislature. “We have to invest in … more
ELY – The Ely Community Center Foundation formally introduced itself to the Ely City Council this week in the hope of forging a cooperative spirit in transitioning the landmark from public to … more
REGIONAL— A new book that highlights small town papers that took on big stories includes a chapter on the Timberjay, and the newspaper’s longstanding fight to shine a light on the activities of … more
REGIONAL— Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden received a crash course in Iron Range politics this past week over comments he made Aug. 6, at a FarmFest debate with Sen. Al Franken. … more
ELY— The proposed Twin Metals underground copper-nickel mine would cost $2.77 billion to build, would operate for 30 years and employ approximately 850 workers during mining operations, according … more
REGIONAL—When it comes to neutrino detectors, size matters. And that’s the idea behind a pilot project that is using an Iron Range mine pit to test whether giant underwater neutrino detectors can … more