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REGIONAL— A search was continuing as of this week’s Timberjay press time for two men who went missing when their canoe went over Curtain Falls on the U.S.-Canadian border last Saturday … more
BABBITT- Pulsar Helium broke the ceramic plug in its helium exploration well southeast of Babbitt on Tuesday. Breaking the seal—known as a packer—let the gas flow freely through the … more
ELY- The Ely Police Department received a large share of attention from the Ely City Council at its most recent meeting on Tuesday. The council and Police Chief Chad Houde discussed the vandalism … more
ORR- The candidates for Bois Forte tribal chair and District One tribal council representative came together on Saturday at the Orr Community Center to discuss with band members what they hope to … more
ELY- A new eatery opened on Ely’s main drag on Saturday when the Sheridan Street Delicatessen unlocked its doors at a sleep-challenged 5 a.m. The deli serves breakfast and lunch selections, … more
COOK- If you love traditions, you won’t want to miss this year’s Timber Days festival in Cook beginning Friday, June 7 and running through Sunday, June 9. All the favorites that folks … more
REGIONAL- A recent congressional subcommittee field hearing in Hayward, Wis. provided a venue for an International Falls houseboat rental operator to air local concerns about actions taken by … more
Dr. John V. Urick Dr. John Victor Urick, 91, of Lake Vermilion, passed away quietly at his lake home on Tuesday evening, May 14, 2024. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 1 at Bauman … more
EMBARRASS- Five hundred pieces. Four sets of hands. Ten teams ready to go, each with their own copy of the same puzzle. The Timber Hall Event Center’s first Jigs and Jaws puzzle competition got … more
REGIONAL- Voyageurs National Park officials on Monday released a revised version of their proposed Frozen Lake Surface Use Plan, a measure that generated intense blowback from the public when the … more
ELY- The nonprofit Ely Community Resource shared unhappy news with the Ely School Board on Monday evening. The group, which runs several tutoring, mentoring, afterschool, and summer programs for … more
REGIONAL- Another successful fishing opener weekend is in the books, with hoards of eager anglers flocking to Lake Vermilion and other area lakes in search of the often elusive walleye. Reports … more
TOWER— A recommendation to prohibit short-term rentals in districts zoned residential here drew some pushback at Monday’s meeting of the Tower City Council. The city’s planning and … more
BABBITT- Roger Beldo pled guilty to second degree murder “with intent” in a Virginia courtroom May 8 in the deaths of an elderly Babbitt couple last October. Beldo acknowledged the double … more
GREENWOOD TWP- “We are going to zip right through here tonight,” said Greenwood Chair Lois Roskoski optimistically at the beginning of the May 14 town board meeting. And while the meeting … more
REGIONAL- A 62-year-old Duluth man was found dead on Friday on Lake Agnes, the victim of an apparent drowning. Mark Ham was described by family members as a clinical psychologist and an avid … more
ORR- Approval of bids for the pavement crack sealing project at the Orr Airport was on the Orr Council’s agenda on Monday, but they ended up getting a full update on airport improvements from … more
TOWER—Despite only being on the job for a few weeks, Bois Forte Business Development Corporation’s new CEO Andrew Ebert is already making a significant impact. Not … more
TOWER— When The Wilderness at Fortune Bay opened last Friday, there was a new manager at the helm – Bill Manahan. Manahan, who most recently served as general manager at the Cloquet … more
Jennie Woodenfrog  Jennie Woodenfrog “Ge be-gah shig”, 94, longtime Nett Lake resident, made her journey to the spirit world on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. Traditional services were held … more
ELY— The city of Ely’s unique police hiring incentive appears to be making a difference. That was the report from Police Chief Chad Houde, who told the city council here on Tuesday that … more
REGIONAL— Officials with Duluth-based ALLETE Inc., the parent company of Minnesota Power, announced this week that they have agreed to be acquired by a partnership led by the Canada Pension … more
TOWER- A rainy Saturday morning was not an auspicious start for what the new owners of the Tower Café are hoping to become a regular feature in downtown Tower. But plans for future car show … more
REGIONAL- Spring heralds the onset of road construction season, that time when drivers have to satisfy themselves that a little short-term pain will bring some welcome long-term gain. St. Lous County … more
ORR- When a small-town school closes, a community loses a piece of identity, But volunteers at the Orr Center are trying to restore that historical sense of community pride by creating the Orr High … more
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