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Fire ban on; Forest Service battling Spice Lake Fire near Knife Lake

Due to continued dry conditions and worsening wildfire danger conditions, the Forest Service has issued

Towboats safe for 2023

by Parker Loew

The price of freedom

Hundreds turn out for Ely’s Memorial Day cemetery ceremony

by Tom Coombe

Minnesota DNR statement on review of nonferrous mine siting rule 


After consideration of over 4,000 public comments and extensive analysis, the M

Lucky Boy fire burns 20 acres near Ely

A small fire near Lucky Boy ponds west of Ely took off into a clear cut and became a 20-acre forest fire Saturday aft

School schedule put on hold

Parents, teachers voice complaints over communication, proposed move for sixth grade, and curriculum/elective opt

Class of ’23 set to graduate

Washington Auditorium returns as commencement venue Friday 

Fire breaks out on roof of hospital

by Parker Loew

City issuing CBD licenses

Three more businesses in town secure off-sale permission 

by Tom Coombe

Forest Service loses $80,000 drone at fire

The Forest Service is looking for a lost drone that was being used to ignite a prescribed burn up the Echo Trail.

Vermilion salutes class of ’23

First graduation held under the new Minnesota North umbrella

by Tom Coombe

Graduation set at Vermilion

State chancellor Malhotra to deliver keynote address Tuesday

by Tom Coombe

Pro-mining hearing held on Range

by Tom Coombe

Beloved Gawboy Mural re-created for posterity, now on display at Vermilion

The 1960 mural painted on the walls of the Ely Community Center has been re-created through the efforts of photograph