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Following the dubious lead of Texas, the Oklahoma legislature just passed a bill that bans local governments from banning fracking in their jurisdictions – this after fracking has been linked to a … more
In a letter in the May 1 edition, Gerald Tyler et al highlight the National Park and Wilderness Waters Protection Act (HR 1796) and the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters. HR 1796 is a step … more
MaryBeth and I would like to congratulate the cast, the director and whoever else was responsible for Once Upon a Wolf, the  first play presented April 23 at the Vermilion Country School.  … more
Sixteen thousand, six hundred seventy-eight.  That’s the number of people in northeastern Minnesota who work in tourism, leisure and hospitality, according to the most recent figures from … more
As dialogue broils over correlation and cause, I question the real culprit in regards to moose decline in northeast Minnesota. The recent Mech/Fieberg study appears to point to wolves as the major … more
As an animal ecologist who has followed the wolf-moose relationship here in northern Minnesota since 1971, I must differ with Marshall Helmberger’s views about wolf predation on moose, published on … more
It’s sad to watch and listen to the MPCA these days, tying itself into knots and being pushed into ever more indefensible positions by money and politicians over sulfates and the 10mg standard. … more
Mary Worringer, in her letter to The Tower News and Timberjay last week about the Greenwood Town Board switching from the Timberjay to The Tower News as the Township’s official paper of record … more
Thank you for the March 27 editorial discussing the recent MPCA sulfate pollution standard announcement and the related political machinations. Some elected officials are a nearly unlimited … more
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
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