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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
Just read the article regarding proposed land annexation as well as your editorial.  Unbelievable!!  Apparently, the thought occurred to no one in the school administration to call Commissioner … more
When my wife and I moved to Ely 28 years ago, we became quite aware of the anger people felt about the BWCA legislation.  Some people lost the source or their livelihood, and many lost their … more
I want to thank Mr. Helmberger for his insightful and well written article on taconnite mining. It was well-balanced, uncomplicated and refreshing. I have been a property owner in northern … more
Learning to meditate feels a lot like learning to drive. As a student driver, my mind raced: “Where’s the white line? What’s that other car doing out here on this road? I need at least both … more
Marshall: I have to commend you on your editorial in last week’s paper.    I think you hit the nail squarely on the head in regards to Greenwood Township.   But as most people know, before … more
I read with interest your article on the snowmobile enforcement complaints. It would be a good one for you to do a follow-up on sometime. I have done many ride-alongs with several different game … more
As pointed out in last week’s edition, Minntac has been operating its tailings basin without a discharge permit from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for 23 years – constantly in violation, … more
Sen. David Tommasoni’s new position as lobbyist, although the organization represents public entities, is simply symptomatic of a corrupt system, especially so on the Iron Range. For decades, … more
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