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Memorial Day weekend is ahead of us, and perhaps you’ve seen folks taking their cemetery baskets in to greenhouses for filling, or they are buying the flowers to plant themselves. You’ll see a … more
What a mess. That’s the only way to describe the current status of mail delivery in our area in the wake of the closure of the Duluth processing facility last month. It’s a far cry from the … more
My April 10 column on Dr. L. David Mech’s 2014 study that links declining wolf numbers in his study area east of Ely with rising wolf numbers has generated a number of valuable letters from readers … more
Summer is nearly here, high school seniors will be graduating and having parties, then working summer jobs. Once again our Iron Range mining industry is experiencing hard times so there may not be … more
Are Republican presidential hopefuls playing with fire? It certainly looks that way in the wake of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s recent call for increasing the retirement age for Social … more
It’s that time of year when my thoughts always turn to another growing season in the garden. Like many of you, I’ve been inspired in recent years by the growth of the local food movement and … more
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to avoid it, the answer to your question is staring you in the face. And it appears that could well be the case as it relates to the declining moose population … more
This past Easter weekend was lovely! The weather was kind, my house in Ely was warm, family and beloved pets were there, and delicious food was abundant. As Sunday drew to a close I was ready to … more
I must admit, somewhat sheepishly, that I first learned about the mathematical concept of Chaos Theory not from exhaustive graduate study, but from Jeff Goldblum in the movie “Jurassic Park.” To … more
For millennia, the typical state of most species of wildlife was to be highly fearful of humans. And from an evolutionary standpoint, that was a beneficial behavioral adaptation, since for thousands … more
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