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TOWER— Virginia Fire Chief Allen Lewis offered a closer look at operations, finances, and the demand for emergency medical services (EMS) across northern St. Louis County during a presentation … more
ELY – A wide-ranging discussion at the lightly-attended Community Economic Development Joint Powers Board here last week ultimately turned to the issue of sulfide mining. State Sen. Tom Bakk … more
TOWER— The city of Tower’s budget woes continue to plague the council here. At their regular meeting on Monday, the council was unable to approve a 2020 budget. “You need to have a balanced … more
REGIONAL— Researchers at the University of Minnesota are hoping that understanding how raptors hear sounds may one day lead to solutions to reduce the frequency of their impacts with wind … more
Franklin Preshiren Franklin “Frank” Preshiren, 72, of Hoyt Lakes, originally of Ely, died on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at his home. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. … more
ELY – A full house of music lovers enjoyed an afternoon of holiday melodies here on Sunday. “Night of the Father’s Love” was presented by the 50-voice choir, and 10-piece … more
REGIONAL— A three-judge panel of the Minnesota Court of Appeals has overturned the Minntac tailings basin permit issued by the state’s Pollution Control Agency late last year, in the process … more
REGIONAL – The St. Louis County School Board rejected a request to open up bargaining with the district’s teachers union over a proposal to utilize video surveillance, including in … more
TOWER-SOUDAN— An expansion of the wastewater treatment system that serves these two communities appears to be out of the question, due to cost, and that could well have repercussions for the … more
ELY – Ely Police Chief John Lahtonen will retire in May 2020 after 26 years on the force, including the last 10 years as the department’s top official. City council members here accepted … more
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