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TOWER—The dredging of the East Two River wrapped up this past week, but the actual excavation of Tower’s harbor won’t begin until January. Dredging was the first part of a multi-step process … more
LOST LAKE SWAMP—The chorus let me know early Saturday morning that the Lost Lake wolf pack was working our edge of the big swamp. It was just getting light on an unusually mild and misty December … more
ELY – The Ely City Council approved pay raises for several supervisors Tuesday night and then scheduled performance reviews for those city employees later this month in a move one council member … more
REGIONAL – An administrative law judge has found sufficient facts to support a charge that the St. Louis County School District failed to file a complete campaign finance report as ordered by the … more
ELY –St. Louis County Commissioner Keith Nelson’s wish for a first-ever unanimous approval vote on the county budget came close, but no cigar. The board voted 6-1 Tuesday at their meeting in … more
One of Ely's most colorful and creative characters died suddenly on Thursday, Dec. 11. Mike Hillman, who went by the nickname of "Iron Mike" for many years, passed away in his sleep of an apparent … more
REGIONAL – Despite requests to reconsider an increase in the school levy, the St. Louis County School Board opted to certify the levy as approved on a 5-2 vote at its Nov. 24 meeting. Board members … more
ELY – The Ely Police Department is investigating a burglary at Memorial High School last Friday night and attempted break-ins Friday morning at Zup’s and Northland Market. According to a press … more
REGIONAL – A state forecast predicting a $1 billion budget surplus provides evidence that Minnesota is on the right track, according to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. During a teleconference on … more
REGIONAL— Could the North Country be facing another season of frozen pipes and, possibly, septic systems this winter? While this week’s mild spell has offered some respite from weeks of below … more
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