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REGIONAL - More nursing homes are relying on local taxes to plug a statewide gap in funding for senior care facilities. For the past five years, the Cook-Orr Area Healthcare District has helped … more
REGIONAL— More than six months since the closing of public comment on the PolyMet Mining’s proposed copper-nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes, the Department of Natural Resources is still a few weeks … more
ELY – It’s been a while since Ely has had a place for skate boarders and motocross bicyclists to play, but the Ely Wheel Park Task Force is working to bring one back. Years ago, the skate … more
REGIONAL – County Commissioners had little to say before voting 6-1 to raise the 2015 preliminary property tax levy by 2.9 percent on Tuesday in Babbitt. Chris Dahlberg, representing the Third … more
Ellen L. Johnson Ellen Leona Johnson, 82, of Cook, formerly of Greaney, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Sept. 21, 2014, at the Cook Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 … more
With just over five weeks before the midterm elections, there’s little question the political season is in full swing. And while there are plenty of big races we’re watching with interest, the … more
We were appalled to read Ely Mayor Ross Petersen’s column (Sept 5).  “As we looked out the windows of the council chambers and watched the Hispanic men reroofing...I knew what the first question … more
Last week I sent my column to the Timberjay at the correct email address and before the printing deadline (just like always). The main point of my column was that a number of anti-mining folks were … more
After reading last week’s letters to the editor, I started to wonder if maybe I’d taken a switch to Adrian Peterson’s son. I learned some interesting things from those letters. For instance, … more
Would you be willing to pay more taxes to keep a nursing home in your community? That question is being asked in more communities as state reimbursements fail to keep pace with the costs of caring … more