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TOWER- What should have been a routine late-night traffic stop earlier this week on the Hoodoo Point Road in Tower turned into a high-speed chase and search which lasted until morning. At 1:20 … more
REGIONAL—The latest downturn in the iron-mining sector took a turn for the worse Tuesday morning, as U.S. Steel announced it would temporarily slash operations at its flagship Minntac plant in Mt. … more
COOK – St. Louis County commissioners unanimously agreed to borrow $40 million for road and bridge repairs, relying on future revenues from a new countywide sales tax to pay off the … more
LAKE VERMILION— The Fond du Lac Band announced Wednesday that it will exercise its rights under the 1854 Treaty, by netting walleye on Lake Vermilion this spring. The announcement had been the … more
REGIONAL—The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, on Tuesday, waded into what has become a thorny political issue, releasing a proposal to protect wild rice from excess sulfate levels using a … more
For millennia, the typical state of most species of wildlife was to be highly fearful of humans. And from an evolutionary standpoint, that was a beneficial behavioral adaptation, since for thousands … more
REGIONAL— Drought conditions are building across Minnesota, including virtually all of northeastern Minnesota, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. As of last Thursday, all but the … more
Like all mining areas, the Iron Range is a sacrifice zone. That was a bargain struck over a hundred years ago, and we’ve lived with it. By definition, mining is non-renewable and unsustainable. … more
In a recent editorial, the Timberjay opined that the DNR’s proposed legislation to curb intentional bear feeding without “sound evidence” is an abuse of power. Fortunately for newspapers, the … more
It’s too early to judge whether the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s proposal to regulate sulfate discharges on a case-by-case basis represents an improvement, or a significant weakening of … more
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