Storm cleanup notes: Drop-off sites open around the region
Tree debris drop-off sites near Ely Lake County, St. Louis County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service have opened several gravel pits in the Ely area to take tree and brush debris left in the wake of last we...
Tree debris drop-off sites near Ely
Lake County, St. Louis County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service have opened several gravel pits in the Ely area to take tree and brush debris left in the wake of last week's storms.
Lake County is under a quarantine because of the presence of gypsy moths, so no debris from the county can be transported elsewhere.
The gravel pits where debris will be accepted are the Glipi, Ojibway, Moose Lake and Snowbank pits along and near the Fernberg Road east of Ely, and the Cloquet Line, Spawn Creek and Grassy Lake pits north of Ely.
The Glipi pit will be open from noon-8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and mulch from the pit will be available for free. There are no set hours for the other pits. Find a map at duluthnewstribune.com.
The pits will accept brush and small tree debris no larger than 6 inches in diameter; only clean debris will be accepted - no root balls or soil. Add to the main pile only; do not create additional brush piles.
No lumber, building materials or garbage allowed; all sites will be monitored for illegal dumping.
Duluth cleanup help
Duluth residents who still need help with storm cleanup can call 211 - a program administered by the Head of the Lakes United Way - or (800) 543-7709 to request assistance. The city also is seeking volunteers to help yard and park cleanup work - interested individuals or groups can call 211, (800) 543-7709 or (218) 730-4334.
Share your storm stories
The storms that affected Duluth and the Northland last week brought widespread, devastating damage - but there also have been countless acts of compassion and kindness in the wake of the severe weather. We'd like to give readers a chance to highlight the good deeds they've seen in the past week. Did a neighbor share a generator? Did a complete stranger cut up downed trees on your block? Is there someone else you'd like to thank, or whose efforts deserve recognition?
Share your stories by emailing them to email@example.com ; we'll run them in an upcoming edition of the News Tribune and/or online at duluthnewstribune.com. Please aim for 100-200 words. Deadline is midday Friday.