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March 18, 2018
Will Steger of Ely pauses for a self-portrait before leaving camp on one of his recent spring trips. On Wednesday, Steger, 73, will leave northeastern Saskatchewan for a 1,000-mile trek across the Canadian barrenlands to Baker Lake near Hudson Bay. On these trips, he tows a canoe-sled behind him and uses it in open water when the need arises. Will Steger photo
'This pushes all my skills': Steger to make 1,000-mile solo trek in Canada’s barrenlands
March 18, 2018 - 8:22pm
March 17, 2018
Prep boys basketball: Grizzlies maul Timberwolves in 7A final
March 17, 2018 - 11:03pm
Today's prep boys basketball playoff game
March 17, 2018 - 12:05am
March 14, 2018
Report links poverty and poor health
March 14, 2018 - 12:05am
March 1, 2018
Twin Metals headquarters in Ely. (Clint Austin /
Poll suggests growing opposition to mine near Boundary Waters
March 1, 2018 - 7:17pm
February 25, 2018
Ambient temperatures dipped into the -30F range during the winter camping excursion Rick Mercil of Grand Forks and three friends made to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeast Minnesota. (Photo courtey of Rick Mercil)
Winter BWCA adventure qualifies as extreme camping
February 25, 2018 - 2:20pm
February 4, 2018
Sam Cook
Sam Cook column: Ely dogsledding experience proves transformative for first-time musher
February 4, 2018 - 5:00am
January 26, 2018
Twin Metals headquarters in Ely. (Clint Austin /
Forest Service rolls back study of mining near Boundary Waters
January 26, 2018 - 5:51pm
January 24, 2018
Bria Schurke hangs out with a local camel trader in 2011 at the yearly camel festival in Rajasthan, India, on the border with Pakistan. Another of her adventures -- a 2,900-kilometer canoe expedition across Mongolia and eastern Russia in 2013 -- will be the subject of her talk to the Duluth Explorers Club next week. Bria Schurke photo
Northland native Bria Schurke shares tales of adventures around the globe
January 24, 2018 - 7:48pm
January 17, 2018
The entire Moose Lake Area hockey team lines up for introductions before a recent game against Ely at Riverside Arena in Moose Lake. (Clint Austin /
Prep boys hockey: Forget state tournaments — some programs strive to survive
January 17, 2018 - 10:02pm
January 9, 2018
Twin Metals headquarters in Ely. (Clint Austin /
Mining group sues Dayton over Twin Metals access
January 9, 2018 - 8:03pm
January 2, 2018
Bret and Michelle Hacker of Ely sit with their children Davis, 2, and Joy, 7. Joy, born six years after the couple married, was “kind of a miracle baby,” Michelle said, as the couple had struggled with infertility. They now are expecting their third child. Photo courtesy of the Hacker family
Waiting for baby: Infertility affects many but is often treatable, experts say
January 2, 2018 - 5:00am
December 31, 2017
Ely fire victim died before blaze
December 31, 2017 - 6:18pm
December 30, 2017
The Hibbing house where four people were fatally injured by a fire early Tuesday, Dec. 26. Steve Kuchera /
Minnesota fire deaths may reach highest total in 15 years
December 30, 2017 - 9:36am
December 28, 2017
Authorities identify man who died in Ely apartment fire
December 28, 2017 - 8:35pm