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On Aug. 9, four members of the newly formed group, Northern Progressives, attended the regular meeting of the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners in Hibbing. After two and a half hours, it was … more
The other day something happened to me at work that has been bothering me. I was on the job in Ely, and went to a store to buy something I needed for work. I work for a government agency, which I … more
The Twin Metals sulfide mining project is all but dead. Between the pressure exerted by Governor Dayton and former Vice President Mondale, and the national priorities of the Bureau of Land Management … more
Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans, John Lennon “Beautiful Boy.” For nearly a decade I’ve been coping with a variety of health issues as a result of … more
The aerial spraying of Ely with an unknown (knowing one ingredient in the concoction hardly suffices) chemical composition is a bureaucratic decision to maintain a bureaucracy in spite of their over … more
I am pained to learn about a very fine journalist Tom Klein and his struggle with liver disease.  I am wishing Tom well and luck that a donor can be found.  He is such a great guy, always fair and … more
The April 15 Timberjay article on a recent Ely School Board meeting included an encouraging report from K-6 Principal Anne Oelke on growing enrollment numbers. Hoping this trend will continue, she … more
I’m writing in support of the Timberjay’s April 8 op-ed, “Destination reached at the end of a long road.” At issue, was the failure of ISD 2142 to disclose expenses to promote a 78 million … more
I hope that District 3A Rep. Rob Ecklund will visit Ely, Birch Lake, and the South Kawishiwi in the near future. If he will do that and will talk with homeowners, business owners, and others who have … more
Ross Peterson’s letter in the March 12 Ely Echo was a Trump-et call for proponents of sulfide mining to join the Trump side of politics (bombast, exclusion, intimidation and personal attack). It is … more
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