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What a difference a few weeks makes in Ely!  During that recent timeframe we got a stark reminder of the boom and bust nature of mining as Twin Metals slashed its Ely staff in half, Cliffs Natural … more
Over 50 years, I have seen Ely represented with dignity by a number of mayors, regardless of many differences of opinion within the community. What a shame to see Mayor Petersen’s recent tirade, … more
After reading Mayor Petersen’s vicious attack in the Timberjay, I have a much different image of a place I have enjoyed visiting on numerous occasions. I could hardly believe the blatant racism … more
In his “From the Mayor” column last week (Sept. 5), Mayor Ross Petersen made several pejorative statements that reflected half-truths.  For one, he said Sustainable Ely had not contracted with a … more
As we looked out the windows of the council chambers and watched the Hispanic men reroofing the Sustainable Ely Building, I knew what the first question was going to be. “I wonder what part of Ely … more
As union members, we are writing to express our disappointment with the recent Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital (EBCH) decision to end their contract with the Boundary Waters Care Center (formerly … more
The ongoing discussion about the wisdom of mining for copper, gold, and other metals in the two major watersheds in northeastern Minnesota has been filled with projections and conjecture. Now there … more
What a beautiful day. We just took our boat out for the last time on Lake Vermilion before heading back home to Chicago. Hoodoo Point Campground has been our summer vacation place for the past … more
Most arguments against the proposed copper/nickel mines in northern Minnesota center around the high risk of environmental damage associated with those mines and the resulting long-term cost to the … more
In last week’s Timberjay, Congressman Rick Nolan tells us that he is in favor of mining, “as long as it’s done right…with good, strong strict rules.” And unlike some other Range … more