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St. Louis County Board rushes past Citizen involvement…if they can. Legal?

Fealty Demanded

Iron Range Politicians demand fealty from St. Louis County Board regarding a BWCA land swap to benefit Copper mining in Northeastern Minnesota, all their subterfuge aside.

In a meeting intended for business so urgent that it cannot be delayed till the next meeting on January 8th, St. Louis County Commissioners passed a resolution […]

The Cracks in the Copper mining Sales Pitch…becoming clearer.

Failure of MN State Agencies to protect our water

Watch the VIDEO of Ely Tuesday Group presentation. The slides that Paul Danicic presented during his presentation to the Ely Tuesday Group showed only a few but some of the major faults in the Copper Mining sales pitch we have been hearing for the last few […]

Common Buckthorn – Another Invasive Species in Northern Minnesota and the BWCA

Buckthorn could take over the BWCA

Common Buckthorn – Another Invasive Species -by Mark Haarman

It stopped me cold. My heart sank, then I began to fulminate. But don’t do that in public. Don’t stand cursing at a tree as I did, since it’s termed ‘probable cause’ in law enforcement. The act of even talking […]

When Spring Comes Back With Rustling Shade…

Before some intelligent and well read reader calls me on the carpet for stealing someone’s words, let me give full credit to Allen Seger who left a small farm in Iowa to go and fight in France during World War One. He wrote a poem during the spring of 1918 titled; I Have a Rendezvous […]

Spring Walked in on Cold Feet, but the Ice is off Shagawa Lake

Spring Ice on Shagawa

It was not the May Day morning I was looking for, but then it’s been that kind of Spring where one day it is sunny and at least half way warm, and then the next, it’s back to being cold. We started watching the ice three weeks ago, and the one […]

Spring is slowly arriving in Ely!

It’s been a long winter here at the end of the road. We had a lot of snow and cold temperatures that tested the metal of the inhabitants who chose to winter here in Ely. We had some warmer weather in mid March, but then Old Man Winter decided he wasn’t done yet. March ended […]

“You’re listening to?”

“You’re listening to?”

In days past, WELY was a radio station where many had the opportunity to offer their talents, music and personal time through volunteering. Dozens of on-air personalities past, no longer given the opportunity, left us a piece of themselves for all ages and interests to enjoy, even participate, and the range of […]

Future of the BWCA(W)

FW: Public Law 95-495: The Future of the BWCA(W)

To all that love the Quetico-Superior:

With the recent death of F W (Bill) Hubachek (Wilderness Research Foundation, Ely MN) in Chicago, another historically significant figure passes into memory only. Just as his father and his friends like Earnest Oberholtzer, Sigrud Olson, Frederick Winston and Charles […]