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TOWER- Tower Ambulance Director Steve Altenburg asked the Tower City Council, Tuesday, to consider some shorter-term options for solving the fire department’s equipment storage issues. The … more
REGIONAL—After years of patient planning, the pieces are finally starting to fall into place for the Mesabi Trail between Tower and Ely. With rolling hills and pine forests, punctuated by two … more
ELY— It’s been just over half a century since the last mine closed in Ely, but the tradition of mining remains deeply embedded in both culture and identity for many residents of the community. … more
BREITUNG TWP— Minnesotans may have to wait until next spring to make use of the new campground at the Lake Vermilion Soudan Underground Mine State Park. With the summer winding down, the Department … more
ELY – The Dog Days of Summer appear to have arrived in Ely. Two dog-on-dog attacks in the city of Ely last week prompted Police Chief John Lahtonen to request an update to the city’s fee … more
ORR— The building is clean, the floors are waxed, and the vision behind a remarkable effort at rural sustainability is taking physical form as the folks behind the Orr Recreation and Resource … more
REGIONAL- Over 650 riders, both young and old, completed this year’s Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour on Aug. 5. Riders had their choice of four routes, ranging from 14 to 67 miles. Ride … more
TOWER— Could Lamppa Manufacturing be the first business to build in the city’s new industrial park? That’s the hope of members of the Tower Economic Development Authority, who recommended last … more
WHITE IRON LAKE – The U.S. Forest Service Kawishiwi Ranger District successfully completed an 82-acre prescribed burn late last week on the eastern side of White Iron Lake outside of Ely. “The … more
GREENWOOD TWP— St. Louis County Commissioner Keith Nelson traveled outside his district to lecture Greenwood township officials and criticize the Timberjay for a July 21 report that aired local … more
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