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REGIONAL— The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has approved a new mineral prospecting lease for Franconia Minerals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Twin Metals, near Babbitt. The lease … more
ASH LAKE- Approximately 66 households in the area around Ash Lake in northwestern St. Louis County will soon jump onto the digital superhighway when Paul Bunyan Communications (PBC) completes an … more
BABBITT— A 54-year-old man remains in the St. Louis County Jail without bail after he allegedly killed an elderly couple in their own home here. Roger Allen Beldo told law enforcement that he … more
ORR- A 26-year-old Orr man has been charged with multiple counts of felony domestic assault and is currently being held in the St. Louis County Jail while awaiting a bail hearing. Jordan Gene Cly, … more
Timberjay photographers were out and about on Tuesday capturing images of area Halloween festivities. more
GREENWOOD TWP- After getting the green light for expanding pickleball opportunities in the township on Oct. 10, planning for the new courts is already underway. At their first meeting on Oct. 24, the … more
BABBITT— Creative brains were in high gear here this past Saturday as Northeast Range High School hosted its first-ever Northern Minnesota Robotics Conference (NMRC) tournament— and the … more
REGIONAL- In a move to increase the pool of potential applicants for state-funded job opportunities, Gov. Tim Walz on Monday issued an executive order that eliminates college degree requirements for … more
BABBITT- Anthony Bremel, the local conservation officer for the Babbitt area cautioned pet owners to be aware of recent wolf attacks on pets, which may be more likely given the low deer population. … more
ELY- The Ely Economic Development Authority (EEDA) voted Oct. 31 to provide boiler and snowplow services to encourage the construction of a planned child care center inside the Ely Area Community … more
REGIONAL- In a significant move towards expanding access to child care services in Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz has announced a comprehensive increase in payment rates for child care assistance, which … more
REGIONAL- After several years of sharp increases, overdose deaths in Minnesota plateaued from 2021 to 2022, although preliminary data showed fentanyl-related overdoses continued to take a tragic toll … more
Joann Martin Joann Riendeau Martin, 89, of Embarrass, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. A night visitation was held on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Range Funeral … more
FIELD TWP- Health insurance was on the ISD 2142 school board agenda on Tuesday as board members met at North Woods School. The board heard that circumstances have come together for a rare occurrence … more
REGIONAL—The Superior National Forest wants you to apply for a job. The largest national forest in the eastern half of the United States is seeking to hire 25 entry-level technicians and … more
SOUDAN- The challenges facing rural EMS were the focus of a roundtable discussion here last Thursday that brought nearly three dozen local stakeholders and interested community members together to … more
WUORI – A 61-year-old Tower woman, who was the passenger in a vehicle driven by an intoxicated driver, was killed here last Saturday evening when the 2013 Chevy Impala she was riding in … more
TOWER- With over 200 pumpkins spread in piles inside the Herb Lamppa Civic Center here, there was no shortage of work to do for the families who attended this year’s pumpkin carving party on … more
COOK- Thanks to the serendipitous entanglement of Missouri nice with Minnesota nice, Cook has a new option for quality childcare. Albany, Mo., native Lora Klancher, the wife of Wakemup Fishing Guide … more
REGIONAL— The future of the proposed Lake Vermilion Trail is likely to hinge on a decision that could be made as early as next week. After more than a decade of effort but limited progress, the … more
NETT LAKE- After a delay in the state’s required historical review process, construction bids will soon be sought for the $19.8 million Bois Forte Band high-speed broadband project serving the … more
ELY— “We’re done.” That was the welcome news that Ely schools facilities director Tim Leeson delivered to the school board here on Monday when asked about the status of the … more
REGIONAL- Those who have or plan to apply for low-income housing energy assistance (LIHEAP) this year can rest easier now that the federal government has released $3.7 billion in funding for the … more
ELY- Are you interested in pursuing a rewarding career as a certified nursing assistant, or CNA? The Boundary Waters Care Center is now offering free on-site training and other compensation for those … more
State Sen. Grant Hauschild has recently launched his “Northland Strong” Initiative, an effort to focus his outreach and policy priorities to keep Northland communities strong and safe. … more
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