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Most of us older than 65 years of age can remember when gasoline cost much, much less than today. Like maybe even $4 or more per gallon. That 29 cents back in 1964 would be worth about $3 today. Back … more
EMBARRASS - The fourteenth annual Red Bear Wiffleball Tournament was held at the Marlin Bjornrud home in Embarrass on July 16.  Six teams from Embarrass, Tower, International Falls, Bemidji, and … more
ELY – Following a severe storm that altered the 2021 Blueberry/Art Festival, planning for this year’s edition of the Ely community’s major summer festival began back in January and … more
EFFIE- Like most summer activities this year, higher prices for everything from gas to food have affected the rodeo circuit, but the chance to compete in the 67th Annual North Star Stampede in Effie … more
TOWER- While everyone who has lived in Tower for any length of time has stories about Marttila Drug, over 60 area residents got the chance to learn more about the Marttila family’s long ties to … more
Timberjay photographer Keith Vandervort was on hand for some pictures at a recent performance of The Quiltmaker's Gift in Ely. more
REGIONAL- Thanks to the ongoing efforts of a Bois Forte Band musician and a grant from the Northland Foundation, youth in multiple area communities have the opportunity this summer to learn … more
ELY – The Legacy Toys store here reopened recently and a celebration was held last Saturday. Founded here in 2012, the company says it’s “devoted to helping kids and their families … more
BREITUNG TWP- This might be the most delicious $10 you have ever spent. If you are a present or former resident of the Vermilion Iron Range, the annual Old Settlers Reunion and Picnic features the … more
REGIONAL-Mixed Precipitation presents “Pickup Truck Opera Volume Two: The Magic Flute” which is the second installment of their traveling operatic adventure. Performances run in this area … more
ELY – Members of the Tuesday group received an update this week on efforts to head off copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters and met the next generation of potential advocates for … more
Timberjay photographers were out and about to capture images from Independence Day celebrations on Sunday and Monday. more
ELY – The Yellow Brick Road led to Ely last weekend as the Prairie Fire Children’s Theater, with the help of the Northern Lakes Arts Association and Lake Country Power, presented … more
Weekend showers didn’t dampen spirits at the Lake Vermilion Traditional Powwow last weekend, and Timberjay photographer Jodi Summit was on hand to capture some of the grace, beauty, and … more
ORR- Former Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary Executive Director Steph Horner said ‘so long’ to the popular black bear attraction at the end of last year’s season, but she never could … more
TOWER- Twenty years ago Randy and Carol Semo opened a 1950s-themed bar and grill with a décor that echoed both their love of that era and a healthy dose of Green Bay Packers fandom. Good … more
ELY – A new street name, Linda Fryer Way, was dedicated last week for the longtime Chamber of Commerce leader whose efforts went a long way to put this community on the map.Family, friends, Ely … more
SOUDAN- A World Series ring was a nice capstone to a long career in baseball for Jack Roddy, and it offered a bit of inspiration this past week to local Little Leaguers.Roddy, a long-time talent … more
Ely editor and photographer Keith Vandervort dropped by the Ely Little League field recently to capture the intensity and joy of youngsters jumping headlong into America's pasttime. more
GREENWOOD TWP- Even though Gruben’s Marina and Resort is under new ownership, the name of this longtime Lake Vermilion institution will live on. The marina and resort, started by the Gruben … more
ELY – Work is underway once again on the birch bark canoe project at the Ely Folk School, offering participants handcrafting skills and more as they learn, in traditional detail, the many … more
ELY – Two Ely High School softball players, senior Charly Flom and junior Kate Coughlin, earned All-Arrowhead Conference honors following the 2022 season.They were key contributors to a … more
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