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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
If Gov. Mark Dayton wants to leave a positive legacy for the Iron Range, he should use his next two years in office to advance a restructuring at the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board. … more
Greenwood Township residents are rightfully upset by a town board majority that seems to make up new rules as it goes along. That was the case last week when the town board voted 3-2 at the end of … more
Every summer, it’s as if the Fourth of July arrives earlier and earlier. It always seems to be such a harried time as I continue to make long lists of summer projects, which don’t get done as … more
It’s easy in small towns to view arts and cultural events as luxuries. But as a growing number of small communities in the U.S. have discovered, the arts can be a key element in community and … more
Is another northeastern Minnesota school district being led into troubled waters by Johnson Controls? The Grand Rapids School District, which will be taking an estimated $70 million bond measure to … more
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