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For millennia, the typical state of most species of wildlife was to be highly fearful of humans. And from an evolutionary standpoint, that was a beneficial behavioral adaptation, since for thousands … 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
In a recent editorial, the Timberjay opined that the DNR’s proposed legislation to curb intentional bear feeding without “sound evidence” is an abuse of power. Fortunately for newspapers, the … more
It’s too early to judge whether the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s proposal to regulate sulfate discharges on a case-by-case basis represents an improvement, or a significant weakening of … more
My mother had a schoolteacher friend who loved beautiful, blue-sky spring days for cleaning closets. I hold to the notion this is a complete waste of an alluring day! We’ve just come out of months … more
It’s possible that the Department of Natural Resources’ proposed ban on bear feeding in Minnesota is being introduced solely out of concern for public safety. But its timing and the almost … more
The result of about three months worth of work here at the Timberjay is now available for free at both the Apple Store and from Google Play. Since December, we’ve been working to develop a new … more
Just read the article regarding proposed land annexation as well as your editorial.  Unbelievable!!  Apparently, the thought occurred to no one in the school administration to call Commissioner … more
When my wife and I moved to Ely 28 years ago, we became quite aware of the anger people felt about the BWCA legislation.  Some people lost the source or their livelihood, and many lost their … more
I want to thank Mr. Helmberger for his insightful and well written article on taconnite mining. It was well-balanced, uncomplicated and refreshing. I have been a property owner in northern … more
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