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Twin Metals Minnesota released new details May 24 for its underground copper-nickel mine planned near Ely, including a new location for its proposed processing plant.
While his home state has been basking in 80- and 90-degree heat in recent days, Ely explorer Will Steger managed to find real winter hanging on in northern Canada.
Rick Horton of Grand Rapids was just back from a spring turkey when he noticed the ticks, about a dozen of them, dug into his skin.
The battle between Cleveland-Cliffs and Tom Clarke, owner of ERP Iron Ore and Mesabi Metallics, continues to be waged in courts and in the media.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Monday, April 9, unveiled a new deer management plan that agency officials say will promote citizen input, set a target goal for each year's deer harvest and keep habitat in good shape from the southern prairies to the north woods.
Cleveland-Cliffs is ready to break ground on its long-promised hot-briquetted iron plant in Toledo, Ohio, that will help boost production at Northshore Mining in Silver Bay.
Time is running out this winter for Lake Superior to ice over or even build enough ice to jig for lake trout off Duluth or walk to the sea caves near Bayfield.
Cleveland-Cliffs had a good year mining and selling Minnesota and Michigan iron ore in 2017, the company reported Thursday, Jan. 25, and should have an even better year in 2018.
Barney James Lakner, the Ely man who fired guns and threatened people in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in 2007, and who was convicted in 2015 of fleeing and ramming a state conservation officer on a snowmobile while illegally in the federal wilderness, is facing a court hearing next week on charges that he sexually assaulted a woman in his cabin on Fall Lake.
Ely's oldest operating canoe-outfitting business has been shut down by the Internal Revenue Service for nonpayment of taxes, with equipment and canoes apparently seized by the government. An IRS notice on the door of Wilderness Outfitters notifies potential customers of the closure and warning people to stay away. Reached by phone Wednesday morning, owner Gary Gotchnik told the Duluth News Tribune that he hoped to resolve the issue and reopen the business quickly. But it's not clear how that might happen.