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Memorial Day weekend is ahead of us, and perhaps you’ve seen folks taking their cemetery baskets in to greenhouses for filling, or they are buying the flowers to plant themselves. You’ll see a … more
There’s an old saying that the two things you never want to see being made are sausages and legislation. There was little danger of Minnesotans getting the chance to see lawmakers at work this … more
What a mess. That’s the only way to describe the current status of mail delivery in our area in the wake of the closure of the Duluth processing facility last month. It’s a far cry from the … more
Volunteers help communities not only survive, but also thrive. That message came through loud and clear during the Governor’s Fishing Opener, where a virtual army of volunteers gave of their … more
My April 10 column on Dr. L. David Mech’s 2014 study that links declining wolf numbers in his study area east of Ely with rising wolf numbers has generated a number of valuable letters from readers … more
Summer is nearly here, high school seniors will be graduating and having parties, then working summer jobs. Once again our Iron Range mining industry is experiencing hard times so there may not be … more
In a letter in the May 1 edition, Gerald Tyler et al highlight the National Park and Wilderness Waters Protection Act (HR 1796) and the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters. HR 1796 is a step … more
The ice has melted, the anglers are headed north, and our Main Streets will soon be bustling. It’s that time of year that just about every local business looks forward to all winter. And this year … more
MaryBeth and I would like to congratulate the cast, the director and whoever else was responsible for Once Upon a Wolf, the  first play presented April 23 at the Vermilion Country School.  … more
Sixteen thousand, six hundred seventy-eight.  That’s the number of people in northeastern Minnesota who work in tourism, leisure and hospitality, according to the most recent figures from … more
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