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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
Build communities where people want to live, and the jobs will follow. That was the message delivered by IRRRB Commissioner Mark Phillips this past Sunday at the dedication for the new Lake Vermilion … more
Our front-page story on the ongoing fight in Greenwood Township over access to comments that residents offered on a community planning survey highlights one of the more curious aspects of Minnesota … more
According to Gov. Mark Dayton, his decision on whether Polymet’s proposed copper-nickel mine will ultimately be permitted will be the “most momentous, difficult and consequential decision” he … more
On this sunny Friday morning, as I finish this column in my home office, excitement is heavy in the air, knowing in roughly two hours my family will be heading for the Minneapolis airport to begin … more
While sulfide mining proponents find it strategic to contend that Ely is dying, the numbers tell a different story. Small business is alive and growing in Ely. Consider: • The Ely Chamber of … more
The eye-popping increase in premiums for those who buy health insurance through MNsure’s marketplace has consumers justifiably steaming. But before they start assigning blame to the usual targets … more
For most of my life I’ve been intrigued by what makes us human beings tick, sometimes so beautifully, generously, courageously and effortlessly, other times operating with a noticeably lower bar. I … more
Stewart Mills has announced he will again challenge incumbent Rep. Rick Nolan for the Eighth District seat in the House of U.S. Representatives. While the Mills Fleet Farm scion is sporting … more
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