STAFF BLOG EH? PLUS 3 Northland teachers up for award
Three Northland teachers are among the 134 candidates for the 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
Luanne Ellingsen of Lake Superior, Julie Stauber of Proctor and Mary Warner of Hibbing school distric... Posted on 2/8/13 at 5:38 PM
Just days before he passed away, Phil Cook and his wife Elsie completed arrangements for a conservation easement, a long-lasting legacy that caps a life of environmental advocacy. One hundred and forty acres of land in Lake County – including 2,000 feet of river shoreline – will be protected for generations to come, thanks to the easement.
On Tuesday, Lake County signed a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor and Industry after an investigation into the death of heavy-equipment operator Lee Roy Jacobson. Jacobson died in April after the excavator he was operating fell into a river near where he had been clearing ice.
Mining companies looking for more copper, nickel, gold and other metals in Northeastern Minnesota will get a chance to prospect on more land after action this morning by the state’s Executive Council in St. Paul.
A group of Lake County residents today asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to consider their case asking the state to conduct environmental reviews before state mineral rights are leased to mining companies.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed the state’s decision not to conduct an environmental review before auctioning off mineral exploration rights to mining companies in Northeastern Minnesota.
According to the FBI and the US Department of Labor, incidences of human and sex trafficking have reached all-time high levels worldwide, with Minnesota among the states showing some of the most alarming rates in the nation. In northern Minnesota, victims’ advocacy groups have noted that local women — as young as in their early teens — are being lured or coerced to the Twin Cities and beyond to be sold for sex.
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