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With the holiday season upon us, we may have Norman Rockwell images of family and friends gathered around a table laden with delicious food prepared with love, everyone smiling, offering prayers of … more
We can only hope that as Americans gather around the table on Thanksgiving Day this year, that they will take a moment or two to contemplate the genesis of this remarkable holiday. We’re all … more
I think that Congressman Rick Nolan is representing us in Washington very well, on most issues, but I want to raise two challenges to his recent statement in support of the PolyMet copper/nickel … more
As we report this week, officials from the Bureau of Land Management received a crash course in two very different visions of the future for the North Country during a recent visit to Ely. It … more
Bruce Dayton was a man who saw his wealth both as a blessing and as a responsibility— and it’s a belief he instilled in others by example. Dayton, who died last Friday at the age of 97, was the … more
For a lot of us, I think, deer season is the time of year we think about our relationship with animals. For the vast majority of us, of course, it’s that one time of year we meet face to face with … more
For more than a century, it’s been an axiom in western society that life expectancy for adults, on average, increases every year. But a new study finds that for a significant segment of the adult … more
PolyMet proposes to blast and excavate three open-pit copper mines.  In total, the pits will stretch over three miles and have a maximum depth of 696 feet.  Unlike the copper mines in arid Arizona, … more
At the Oct. 27 Ely City Council study session, a packed room of Ely area residents and business owners spoke of the harm to businesses, home owners, and residents that proposed sulfide-ore copper … more
Here we are post-Halloween with all the princesses and zombies deep in sugar-shock. We may not have had the daylights scared out of us, but we did have to fiddle with the daylight, like some … more
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