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COOK – St. Louis County commissioners unanimously agreed to borrow $40 million for road and bridge repairs, relying on future revenues from a new countywide sales tax to pay off the … more
LAKE VERMILION— The Fond du Lac Band announced Wednesday that it will exercise its rights under the 1854 Treaty, by netting walleye on Lake Vermilion this spring. The announcement had been the … more
REGIONAL—The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, on Tuesday, waded into what has become a thorny political issue, releasing a proposal to protect wild rice from excess sulfate levels using a … 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
REGIONAL— Drought conditions are building across Minnesota, including virtually all of northeastern Minnesota, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. As of last Thursday, all but the … 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
It’s too early to judge whether the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s proposal to regulate sulfate discharges on a case-by-case basis represents an improvement, or a significant weakening of … more
My mother had a schoolteacher friend who loved beautiful, blue-sky spring days for cleaning closets. I hold to the notion this is a complete waste of an alluring day! We’ve just come out of months … more
ELY – At least one Ely City Council member is concerned the city is paying too much for building inspection and zoning services. A recommendation from the city’s employee relations committee … more
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