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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
At its June 24 meeting in Ely, the St. Louis County Board passed Commissioner Keith Nelson’s resolution opposing a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) on the effects of sulfide-ore … more
I subscribe to the Timberjay newspaper for its insights and excellence in investigative reporting. Your honors are well deserved. My wife subscribes to the Cook paper because, well, I really can’t … more
Nothing has now become more apparent here in the surrounding areas of the BWCA, than the need to charge those who use emergency rescue operations. The taxpayers are footing the bill for rescues … more
In the aftermath of the $78 million St. Louis County School District 2142 disastrous project, more and more is being learned. 1) The courts confirmed that the voters were lied to about the … more
Recent criticisms of the request for a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement should have addressed a couple critical points. First, Chip Cravaack, the occasional Minnesotan, has stated that he … more