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REGIONAL - More nursing homes are relying on local taxes to plug a statewide gap in funding for senior care facilities. For the past five years, the Cook-Orr Area Healthcare District has helped … more
REGIONAL— More than six months since the closing of public comment on the PolyMet Mining’s proposed copper-nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes, the Department of Natural Resources is still a few weeks … more
ELY – It’s been a while since Ely has had a place for skate boarders and motocross bicyclists to play, but the Ely Wheel Park Task Force is working to bring one back. Years ago, the skate … more
REGIONAL – County Commissioners had little to say before voting 6-1 to raise the 2015 preliminary property tax levy by 2.9 percent on Tuesday in Babbitt. Chris Dahlberg, representing the Third … more
ELY – Five years after selling Wintergreen Northern Wear and a year after the business closed under different ownership, Susan and Paul Schurke are returning to downtown Ely, hoping to revive the … more
BIG RICE LAKE— Grab your waders and your decoys because this year has the makings of an excellent duck-hunting season in northern St. Louis County, according to the Department of Natural Resources. … more
TOWER- Work on Tower’s Historic Harbor will finally be underway, after the city received final permits from the DNR and Army Corps of Engineers, and awarded bids for the harbor and river dredging … more
ELY – The Ely Area Food Shelf should be in their new home next month. The Ely City Council agreed this week with a recent Board of Adjustment vote on granting a conditional use permit for the … more
CRANE LAKE – A controversial proposal to run a sewage pipeline underwater to Bear Island has been officially discarded by the Crane Lake Water and Sanitary District Board, which is instead focusing … more
REGIONAL—Timberjay publisher Marshall Helmberger will be a featured panelist at the upcoming National Newspaper Association convention in San Antonio, Texas. Helmberger will join a five-member … more