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and the saga of the dying loons continues

shows the diversity of speed and use and the danger in the narrows. Even though we have gone through the county and the local government the sherrif (which by the way has been very supportive), …

Boundary Waters Choral Festival

High School choirs from Ely, Babbitt-Embarrass and Tower-Soudan worked under the direction of Michael Smith, Professor of Music at Concordia College during a day-long workshop on April 20. In the …

Christmas Parade Day in Ely, MN Dec 4, 2010

MerrY Christmas from Ely. Video Produced by and filmed by both based in Ely.

Johnson Controls history of failure could mean the …

If district 2142 has this type shortfall in it's 80 million dollar restructuring plan it will mean the destruction of 3 Main Street communities. It's time the district trusts the people of these …

Tower Rock Blast

The rock face along Highway 169, just west of Tower, was blasted away on Friday, Oct. 7, 2010 to make way for a turn lane to the new Highway 135, part of the city's harbor renovation project. Video …

Speeding boats kill loons

Traffic in the narrows has become very dangerous. What will it be like when the new park opens?

Vermilion Country School Informational Meeting

Vermilion Country School ( Tower-Soudan Charter ) This is only the introduction. The video of the speakers which included teachers & administrators from some of the best charter schools in …

Aug 2 District 2142 Study Session on closing schools …

This is part 2 of a 4 part segment that covers the 2142 board study session held Aug 2 to find if they can save money by closing schools before the 2010 school year. They found that it would save …

Boundary Waters Choral Festival - A Duet and a Solo

Ely students Melissa and Sarah sang Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Angel of Music" while Tower student Todd sang Antonio Caldara's "Sebben, crudele".

Boundary Waters Choral Festival - Mass Choir Song

The Ely, Tower-Soudan, and Babbitt-Embarrass choirs combined their voices to sing Audrey Snyder's "At Twilight" for the Boundary Waters Choral Festival at the Babbitt School on Wednesday, April 21.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Cook Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Easter Egg Hunt, featuring games and goodies for youngsters, on Saturday, April 3.

2010 Wolftrack Classic Sled Dog Race

Produced by Daniele & Pierre de Ponthiere of Lesve, Belgium ...

Polar Plunge

More than a dozen people took a dip in the icy waters of Lake Vermilion in front of The Landing on Saturday to raise funds for the United Way. For the story, see the March 6 edition of the Cook-Orr …

Tower-Soudan High School Choir

The Tower-Soudan High School musical performance class held their holiday concert on Dec. 10.

First graders learn how to play handbells

Lake Vermilion resident Jane Johns visited the Tower-Soudan School on Dec. 14 and taught the first and third-graders how to ring handbells. The students played along to well-known holiday tunes and …

Tower-Soudan Elementary Kind/Grade 1

The Tower-Soudan Elementary students held their Holiday Concert on Dec. 9. This is video of the kindergarten and first graders performing. Visit the Video section of "my Timberjay" on the right side …

Tower-Soudan Elementary Band

The Tower-Soudan Elementary Band

Tower-Soudan Veterans Day Program

Students at the Tower-Soudan School celebrated Veterans Day with an all-school assembly. Elementary students performed two patriotic songs, there was a performance by the high school band and choir, …