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It’s sad to watch and listen to the MPCA these days, tying itself into knots and being pushed into ever more indefensible positions by money and politicians over sulfates and the 10mg standard. … more
Mary Worringer, in her letter to The Tower News and Timberjay last week about the Greenwood Town Board switching from the Timberjay to The Tower News as the Township’s official paper of record … more
Thank you for the March 27 editorial discussing the recent MPCA sulfate pollution standard announcement and the related political machinations. Some elected officials are a nearly unlimited … more
Like all mining areas, the Iron Range is a sacrifice zone. That was a bargain struck over a hundred years ago, and we’ve lived with it. By definition, mining is non-renewable and unsustainable. … more
In a recent editorial, the Timberjay opined that the DNR’s proposed legislation to curb intentional bear feeding without “sound evidence” is an abuse of power. Fortunately for newspapers, the … more
Just read the article regarding proposed land annexation as well as your editorial.  Unbelievable!!  Apparently, the thought occurred to no one in the school administration to call Commissioner … more
When my wife and I moved to Ely 28 years ago, we became quite aware of the anger people felt about the BWCA legislation.  Some people lost the source or their livelihood, and many lost their … more
I want to thank Mr. Helmberger for his insightful and well written article on taconnite mining. It was well-balanced, uncomplicated and refreshing. I have been a property owner in northern … more
Learning to meditate feels a lot like learning to drive. As a student driver, my mind raced: “Where’s the white line? What’s that other car doing out here on this road? I need at least both … more
Marshall: I have to commend you on your editorial in last week’s paper.    I think you hit the nail squarely on the head in regards to Greenwood Township.   But as most people know, before … more
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