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The Ely Echo’s August 1 editorial states that “we will no longer include the term ‘sulfide mining’” and that “[u]nless there is a company proposing to mine sulfides,” the Echo will call … more
I and many others greatly appreciate the Timberjay’s on-going coverage of the actions of the Crane Lake Water and Sewage District (CLWSD). This letter is in response to the most recent article … more
The 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty gives the signatories the “inalienable” right to peaceful nuclear development and prohibits manufacture of nuclear weapons.  One hundred ninety nations … more
Cook is contemplating restoring a local police force, following the lead by other cities that cut their police but revived them after increases in Local Government Aid. But before the city commits … more
While the political circus that is the Republican presidential contest has been entertaining self-satisfied Democrats in recent weeks, there are ever-increasing signs of trouble in paradise. The … more
What a week it was up in Ely, where I live!  Summer baseball ended, the annual Blueberry Festival ran its three-day stretch during hot, humid weather, and my brother and I sold our family cabin on … more
The July 24 Timberjay editorial, “Greenwood pay raise”, outlined and did justice to a number of ills that have plagued the Greenwood Town Board. I saved it for an occasional reread. The Greenwood … more
In a recent letter to the editor, Kathy Abuso, president of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, painted a rosy picture of their certification of Minnesota DNR’s state forest lands, implying that … more
I am writing in regards to the July 3 article, Conservationists May Challenge Certification of State Forest Lands, by Marshall Helmberger. This article raises important considerations regarding … more
This week’s announcement that the Lake Vermilion Sportsmen’s Club will be receiving almost $286,000 through 2016 from St. Louis County to increase boat inspections on the county’s most … more
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