Ely MN


Ely writer Scott Stowell brings us his thoughts today on magic at Christmastime.  Scott Stowell is a writer from Ely….you hear his essays from time to time on the Morning Show on KAXE/KBXE and you can read his work in the StarTribune as well.   Find out more at writingoutfitter.com.


Marshall touches on some of the big regional stories this week - including proposed copper nickel mining near Hoyt Lakes, a study on forest disturbance in northern MN and the Ely Marathon. 

A still from the upcoming movie "The Great Alaskan Race," which hits theaters on Oct. 25.

This week Marshall Helmberger reports on Senator Tina Smith's recent visit to Ely to talk economics in rural areas... she was met with lots of folks who wanted to talk about the proposed copper nickel mine Twin Metals near the Boundary Waters.  He also told us about some local movie stars, a wolf attack of a dog in Ely and the latest on Tower's lunch lady Marilyn Turnbull. 

Marshall Helmberger is the editor and publisher of the Timberjay newspaper serving NE MN - this week he told us about the Tower City Council former clerk/treasurer recinding her settlement agreement, Twin Metals holding a signing ceremony with trade unions, Ely Grizzlies football becoming 11-man instead of 9-man and the drought in NE MN.

Grant Frashier

Close to Home visited the North American Bear Center in Ely.