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TOWER- Fourth of July got a slam-bang start for members of the Tower Volunteer Fire Department, when an early morning fire heavily damaged the department’s storage garage, adjacent to the fire … more
SOUDAN- Get your pots ready. The 100th annual Old Settlers Reunion and Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 19 at McKinley Park Campground. And a tradition that dates back 100 years is certainly … more
REGIONAL- The phenomenal growth in the North American energy sector has brought the prospect of energy independence to the United States for the first time in decades. But it has also brought … more
REGIONAL—Chilean mining giant Antofagasta has announced it will not exercise its option to purchase a controlling stake in Twin Metals Minnesota, which is working toward opening a copper-nickel and … more
ELY— Officials with the North American Bear Center say negative publicity surrounding the ongoing dispute between black bear researcher Lynn Rogers and the Minnesota Department of Natural … more
Shadow, a male resident arctic wolf at the International Wolf Center, was euthanized on July 2 after a significant physical decline in his overall condition. The 14-year-old wolf joined the Center's resident pack in 2000 with his brother, Malik, and the two had been housed in the Center's Retired Enclosure for about four years. more
TOWER— Firefighters here had an early wake-up call on July 4, when one of the department's two buildings caught fire sometime before 5 a.m. Firefighters from Tower and Breitung Township worked … more
REGIONAL—The Vermilion Country Charter School Board has approved a 2014-15 budget with a nearly $65,000 end-of-the-year surplus at its regular meeting on June 25. The new budget marks a significant … more
REGIONAL- The world of books, magazines, movies and other informational materials is becoming more virtual every year with the increased accessibility and usage of the Internet, iPads and other … more
ELY—A teenage boy was found cold and wet, but otherwise unharmed on Alworth Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness after he went missing on the morning of June 25. The young man had … more