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TOWER- Twenty years ago, when Mickey (Bristol) Ferguson first slid a drink across the bar at the newly-opened Good Ol’ Days Bar and Grill, smoking was still permitted and the local cops were … more
CHISHOLM - As communities across the state continue to clean up and repair from June’s flooding, United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) is offering financial support to households in its … more
ELY- Ely has some new television personalities, but they aren’t talking. Given that they’re a bunch of vegetables, they didn’t have much to say when the Timberjay dropped by for an … more
Children's races TOWER- There was a great turnout this year for the sawdust scramble and children’s races after the Fourth of July parade. Winners listed in order, first, second, third. … more
Timberjay staff photographers were out in force for the various Independence Day festivities throught the North Country. Enjoy a healthy dose of red, white, and blue and a whole lot of fun seeing … more
BREITUNG TWP- The annual Vermilion Range Old Settlers Reunion and Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 20, at McKinley Park Campground. Booyah served at 12 noon sharp. Booyah is a beef, pork, and … more
ELY- The Ely school district unveiled its proposed cell phone policy at last Monday’s school board meeting, and it will likely make students who like to text in class unhappy. “In our … more
BABBITT- The firm exploring the helium discovery southeast of Babbitt continues to report promising results from its testing. This week, the company announced a new seismic result hinting at more gas … more
REGIONAL- A local nonprofit has updated their water quality assessment of the White Iron chain of lakes, reporting mostly good news on overall lake health, some unsurprising bad news about sulfate, … more
Timberjay photographer Jodi Summit was at the Lake Vermilion Traditional Powwow to capture images of the annual festivities. more
TOWER- After more than 25 years of serving the community from the basement of the Timberjay building, the Tower Area Food Shelf has moved its operations to the old St. James Presbyterian Church … more
ELY- The torrential rains that struck the region on June 18 washed out roads and caused major flooding. But for those caught out in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the storm presented even … more
COOK- In its first regular meeting on Thursday since the flood, Mayor Harold Johnston opened the proceedings with the obvious. “We’re going to talk about to begin with, obviously, the … more
TOWER- Area children and their families are invited to Train Tales, a storytelling event hosted by the Tower-Soudan Historical Society. This month’s storytelling is set for Wednesday, July … more
COOK- Last Wednesday, Juneteenth, the Cook Public Library was closed for the holiday, so while library director Crystal Whitney came by about 9 a.m., she didn’t stay and wasn’t there to … more
SOUDAN—The Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park has indefinitely suspended underground tours of the Soudan mine due to flooding from the torrential rains that hit the area June 18. … more
TOWER— It’s been one step forward, one step back lately for Dave Rose and his not-yet-completed Tower RV Resort on the East Two River— and the frustration among would-be residents … more
REGIONAL- Have you ever wondered what a powwow is like but weren’t sure who to ask? Well, Nicholas Bimibatoo Mishtadim DeShaw has a unique answer – ask a cat. But not just any cat will … more
EMBARRASS- A community input meeting to discuss proposed renovations to the Timber Hall Event Center will be held on Thursday, June 27 at 6 p.m. at the event center. The Embarrass Region Fair … more
TOWER- Sen. Grant Hauschild keynoted this year’s Midsummer fundraiser for the Lake Vermilion Cultural Center, which packed the Herbert R. Lamppa Civic Center this past Saturday evening. … more
SOUDAN— After a four-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a $9.3 million reconstruction project, the Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park re-opened tours of … more
ELY- Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Royal A. Stone gave the keynote address to an overflow audience that turned out here on Oct. 3, 1924, for the original dedication of Ely Memorial High School, … more
LAKE VERMILION— A new, fully accessible shore lunch location is now open at a former DNR campsite tucked into a quiet cove on Smart Bay. The project is the culmination of more than 18 months of … more
REGIONAL- North Woods golfer Tori Olson completed her high school golf career on Wednesday by finishing 15th in her fifth trip to the two-day Class A state golf tournament, this year held at the … more
Timberjay photographer David Colburn was on hand to capture these images at the annual Sah Gii Bah Gah powwow at Nett Lake on Saturday. NOTE: A caption accompanying these pictures in the print … more
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