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REGIONAL—Severe thunderstorms that moved along the border early Tuesday morning left at least seven Boundary Waters campers trapped in their tents, some with serious injuries, due to fallen trees. … more
RIO ROOSEVELT, BRAZIL— Political tensions eased just in time to allow Ely area adventurers Dave Freeman and Paul Schurke to complete their retracing of Teddy Roosevelt’s famous expedition down … more
LAKE VERMILION— High water and ferocious insects may have played a role in reducing loon reproduction this year on Lake Vermilion, according to organizers of the lake’s annual loon count. … more
TOWER – The days of wooden ships and barge-delivered groceries on Lake Vermilion are long gone, but Aronson Boat Works, which began during that time, is still as busy as ever. This summer marks … more
Brian Naykki has never ridden on a roller coaster. He’s had plenty of opportunities: waited to the front of long lines and even took his honeymoon in Disney World, only to throw in the towel and … more
EAGLES NEST – “Fixing this road is not going to change human behavior,” said one Eagles Nest Township resident Tuesday afternoon as the six-mile Highway 1/169 reconstruction project was … more
SOUDAN-A proposal to turn the old Parkside Homes building in Soudan to a women’s board and lodging facility has been scrapped. St. Louis County Planner Mary Anderson notified the township on … more
SOUDAN— Could bacteria in ancient water found deep in the Soudan Mine yield a cure for a disease that threatens to wipe out entire bat populations in North America? That’s the question … more
REGIONAL— The St. Louis County School District has paid the Knutson Flynn & Deans law firm more than $454,000 in fees over the past two years— vastly exceeding the spending of other area … more
TOWER—Congressman Rick Nolan made his case for “mining the right way” during a visit to the Timberjay office earlier this month. Nolan, a DFLer who represents the Eighth District, which … more