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REGIONAL— Former state legislator and current Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson made a political swing through the North Country last Friday, with a focus on jobs. Johnson, the … more
REGIONAL - More nursing homes are relying on local taxes to plug a statewide gap in funding for senior care facilities. For the past five years, the Cook-Orr Area Healthcare District has helped … more
REGIONAL— More than six months since the closing of public comment on the PolyMet Mining’s proposed copper-nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes, the Department of Natural Resources is still a few weeks … more
ELY – It’s been a while since Ely has had a place for skate boarders and motocross bicyclists to play, but the Ely Wheel Park Task Force is working to bring one back. Years ago, the skate … more
REGIONAL – County Commissioners had little to say before voting 6-1 to raise the 2015 preliminary property tax levy by 2.9 percent on Tuesday in Babbitt. Chris Dahlberg, representing the Third … more
Ellen L. Johnson Ellen Leona Johnson, 82, of Cook, formerly of Greaney, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Sept. 21, 2014, at the Cook Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 … more
ELY – Five years after selling Wintergreen Northern Wear and a year after the business closed under different ownership, Susan and Paul Schurke are returning to downtown Ely, hoping to revive the … more
If you’ve been waiting for the right weekend to enjoy a fall color cruise across the North Country, this is it. Maples are at their peak right now and the aspen are turning quickly, adding to … more
BIG RICE LAKE— Grab your waders and your decoys because this year has the makings of an excellent duck-hunting season in northern St. Louis County, according to the Department of Natural Resources. … more
TOWER- Work on Tower’s Historic Harbor will finally be underway, after the city received final permits from the DNR and Army Corps of Engineers, and awarded bids for the harbor and river dredging … more