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REGIONAL- As officials around the country continue debating President Joe Biden’s six-point plan to combat the COVID pandemic, including requiring vaccinations for about 80 million federal … more
REGIONAL- While Tuesday’s working session of the ISD 2142 school board was devoted to reviewing state assessment results, board chairman Dan Manick delivered his own scathing assessment of the … more
SOUDAN- Breitung Township has plans for improvements this coming year, lots of plans. Docks, rinks, playgrounds, streets, trails, and infrastructure all are on the township’s radar. At a … more
ANGORA- A 75-year-old Britt woman was taken to Cook Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a car in which she was a passenger was struck from behind at the Hwy 53/Hwy 1 intersection on … more
ELY - Denali, a 13-year-old ambassador wolf at the International Wolf Center, was euthanized last Saturday after his condition deteriorated quickly.The gray wolf was born in 2008 at the Wildlife … more
ELY – City council members here expressed concerns at a public hearing this week about the donated bronze canoe sculptures proposed for Whiteside Park, including possible vandalism, safety, … more
ELY – “My father and my uncles would be so proud of this,” Theresa Jamnick, granddaughter of the original John Zupancich Sr., said as she marveled at the size and scope of the new … more
REGIONAL- The good news about the Delta-driven surge of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota is that, for now, it doesn’t appear to be getting any worse. The bad news is that new daily cases … more
UPDATED: ELY – A special tribute event at Ely school memorializing the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks planned has been called off. In an email announcement to local media on Wednesday afternoon, after the Timberjay’s deadline, Ely Memorial High School 6-12 Principal Megan Anderson wrote, “The Ely Student Council 9/11 Event scheduled for September 10th has been canceled. We will commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11th at the Veteran’s Day ceremony in November.” As reported in this week’s edition of the Timberjay, the event was originally dubbed the “9/11 Never Forget Project,” and was organized by the school student council, in partnership with the politically-conservative Young America’s Foundation. When made aware of the political ramifications of the partnership, ISD 696 officials were quick to dissolve any involvement with the organization. “We are not partnering with the Young America Foundation,” Erie told the Timberjay this week. “What we try to do is to stay apolitical. YAF certainly has a strong political bandwidth on different issues. If it was a politically- liberal action committee or organization, we wouldn’t endorse that either. Or anything in the middle.” Read more about the controversy in the Sept. 10 issue of the Timberjay. ELY – With ISD 696 officials facing controversies such as a recent book-banning request and a face-mask wearing policy reversal at the start of the new school year, another political hot potato … more
REGIONAL- As the surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the delta variant continues, a treatment to lessen the severity of the disease approved months ago is gaining increased attention and use.The use of … more
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