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We were appalled to read Ely Mayor Ross Petersen’s column (Sept 5).  “As we looked out the windows of the council chambers and watched the Hispanic men reroofing...I knew what the first question … more
Last week I sent my column to the Timberjay at the correct email address and before the printing deadline (just like always). The main point of my column was that a number of anti-mining folks were … more
After reading last week’s letters to the editor, I started to wonder if maybe I’d taken a switch to Adrian Peterson’s son. I learned some interesting things from those letters. For instance, … more
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