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Away we go! It’s my first crack at writing a column, so an intro might be beneficial! I live in Ely and am an employee of the Timberjay. My official title at the TJ is Graphic Artist/Ely … more
It’s time for Greenwood Township to seek professional help. As readers of this paper are well aware, the township has been roiled by disagreement, distrust, and infighting for the past few years … more
As pointed out in last week’s edition, Minntac has been operating its tailings basin without a discharge permit from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for 23 years – constantly in violation, … more
Legislators blasting Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed salary increases for his cabinet heads and trying to stoke public outrage aren’t telling the whole story to taxpayers. The feud climaxed last … more
The Keystone XL pipeline suddenly has a math problem— one that could upset the calculus behind the controversial project to pump Canadian tar sands bitumen to the Texas Gulf Coast. First, … more
A socialist, a Muslim and a king walked into a bar, and the bartender said, “Hello, Mr. President.” That joke set me off laughing one day, and for a while everything seemed funny, or at least … more
How effective is the Range Association of Municipalities and Schools? It’s a question that some city officials have been raising lately, triggered in part by the controversy over the selection … more
This past Sunday, the Duluth News-Tribune ran a story on how the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board lost about $280,000 through its investment in Duluth Metals. The story originated with … more
Sen. David Tommasoni’s new position as lobbyist, although the organization represents public entities, is simply symptomatic of a corrupt system, especially so on the Iron Range. For decades, … more
When it comes to climate change, the media often focuses on the coasts, where rising sea levels and more severe storms will undoubtedly affect millions of Americans. But far from the coast, right … more
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