Ely MN

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.

The Ely Folk School is home to a variety of classes from jewelry making to blacksmithing.  On the first Friday of every month, Betty Firth tells us all about what activities will be happening that month at the folk school.  Herbal infused oils, skin treatments, pine basket weaving and so much more are included in the offerings this month! Click here for a full schedule.  If you know of someone who is a blacksmith, they are looking to connect with a blacksmith to advance their blacksmithing classes as well. 

We check in with the Ely Folk School every First Friday to find out what kinds of arts and cultural events are happening up there.  This morning Betty Firth filled us in on a variety of events including  pine needle basketry classes happening this weekend and some special classes taking place at the end of the month.  Teh folk school will host a series of events about the night sky and the dark sky movement.  Introductions to photographic software, taking pictures of the northern lights, a night photography class, and, among other courses, a class about understanding the effects of light p

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