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ELY – The Ely School District is looking for an interim part-time superintendent for the 2015-16 school year. In the meantime, the school board hired Theresa Knife Chief last Friday to serve as … more
REGIONAL— A worsening shortage of foster care slots in St. Louis County has reached crisis proportions, according to county social workers, and has forced child protection officials to care for … more
Sign up today for the 6th annual Let’s take a Kid Fishing event Tower— There’s still time to sign up for the 6th annual Let’s Take A Kid Fishing event. The event, which takes place … more
REGIONAL— For a decade, forests managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have received the forestry equivalent of a Good Housekeeping seal of approval. It’s a certification, by … more
The newly-founded Coalition for a Secure Energy Future, an industry-backed group focused on supporting the coal industry and coal-fired utilities, has recognized Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, … more
CRANE LAKE— The $300,000 outhouse being built at a public boat launch here is creating a stink across the state, after the Minneapolis Star Tribune picked up on the story last week. The story first … more
ELY – The tap-tap-tap of hammers pounding nails and the whir of power saws cutting wood could be heard in Ely this past weekend as a new home went up through the efforts of dozens of volunteers and … more
VERMILION RESERVATION— When Edith Chavez, of rural Tower, escaped from a kidnapper in North Dakota in April, she did everything she could think of to let residents know there was a kidnapper in … more
REGIONAL – Minnesota’s nursing homes will see a boost in Medicaid payments provided by the state beginning in 2016, thanks to legislation passed during the 2015 session. Under the bill, the … more
TOWER- While the theme of this year’s Lake Vermilion Cultural Center fundraiser was Midsummer in Finland, the real news of the evening was the announcement that Tower’s historic St. Mary’s … more
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