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SOUDAN- Amber Zak and Erin Peitso are new members of Breitung Township government following their election as town clerk and supervisor respectively in the township elections held March 12. Both Zak … more
VIRGINIA- The ISD 2142 School Board saved it’s most challenging tasks for last on Tuesday, those related to the release of teaching staff. Based on a projected budget shortfall for the 2024-25 … more
REGIONAL- DFL and Republican legislators have differing viewpoints regarding the $512.5 million supplemental budget framework agreed to last week between Gov. Tim Walz and DFL legislative leaders. … more
David J. Crego David Jonathan Crego, 69, a veteran of the Vietnam War and a longtime resident of Cook and Hibbing, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, surrounded by family. A Memorial Service … more
EAGLES NEST TWP— What to do about Trygg Road? That’s the quandary facing St. Louis County public works officials as last year’s rash of flat tires on this several mile-long stretch … more
ELY- It’s been nearly four years since Ely’s Historic State Theater reopened its doors for the first time. And it set another milestone this past week when the board of directors that … more
REGIONAL- For a fourth consecutive year, the ISD 2142 St. Louis County Schools American Indian Parent Advisory Council (AIPAC) had found the district to be noncompliant with state Indian Education … more
REGIONAL- Minnesota voters could see a trio of subjects consolidated into a single constitutional amendment question slated for this November seeking to overhaul certain operations of the Minnesota … more
REGIONAL- As the social media and artificial intelligence landscapes continue to evolve, legislators are playing catch-up, reacting to problems stemming from the technology that threatens online … more
REGIONAL- The growing problem of rural suicide and what can be be done to reverse the trend was the subject of an expert panel discussion earlier this month, sponsored by the Center for Rural Policy … more
GREENWOOD TWP- Greenwood’s annual meeting, held here March 12, was contentious from the start. With a nearly full house, Carmen DeLuca asked for a paper ballot to select the meeting’s … more
ELY- After months of little to no progress on the unsafe residence at 45 E. Boundary St., the Ely City Council scheduled a public hearing for 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, to discuss mitigation … more
ELY- Elyites Kes Ebbs and Lou Wiggen introduced the SAGE Foundation, a new a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, at last week’s Tuesday Group meeting. SAGE, which stands for “Students Achieving Goals … more
ORR- Meeting in a special session on Monday, Orr City Council members made quick work of two business items before turning their attention to a lengthy discussion of a number of items that could … more
REGIONAL- Paying tribute to nurses at their time of death is the mission of the newly-formed Northern Range Nursing Honor Guard. A group of nurses, some working, some retired, are now offering free … more
William J. Ulicsni William “Bill” J. Ulicsni, 86, longtime resident of Mt. Iron, died on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. A celebration of life will be … more
ELY- The Ely school district’s general contractor reported that construction costs are currently steady, which is welcome news as the district moves ahead on the next phase of their ongoing … more
ELY- The International Wolf Center is one of three recipients of a $2.45 million bequest aimed to further wolf education and research. In one of the largest donations made in support of wolves, … more
GREENWOOD TWP— Almost 360 Greenwood residents cast ballots in Tuesday’s township election, and they showed a clear preference for new leadership. Challengers Craig Gilbert and Lois … more
REGIONAL— Significant federal support could soon begin flowing to northeastern Minnesota to help address the growing danger of wildfire to area communities. And that federal commitment brought … more
REGIONAL- A Minnesota Senate bill to create a licensing system for painters and regulate the purchase of solvent-based paints is causing a stir among do-it-yourselfers and painters alike as many … more
GREENWOOD TWP- Greenwood Township residents, at their annual meeting on Tuesday, approved a significant increase in their levy for next year, putting the township’s tax levy in line with its … more
TOWER— City officials here are looking at possible changes to the city’s charter, a key city document that hasn’t been updated since 1997, according to Mayor Dave Setterberg. Some … more
ELY—At the city council meeting here on Tuesday, Ely Clerk-Treasurer Harold Langowski reported that the city has found a potential developer for its planned housing project after more than a … more
REGIONAL— Small businesses or agricultural operations in northeastern Minnesota may be eligible for federal low interest loans to help them recover from ongoing drought conditions, including … more
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