Madeline Island: Ferry riders could soon have a new shelter
A town hall meeting will be held Tuesday to determine whether or not to construct a new shelter for ferry passengers. La-Pointe residents will have a chance to weigh in on the new project which is estimated to cost at least $25,000. The city is coming off the construction of a new traffic lane which costs upwards of 2-million. If approved the project would need to be completed by next Spring.
Virginia: Innovative approach to Summer Camp on the Iron Range
Summer Camp is back on around the Iron Range but not in the way you might think. The STEM sponsored program called Camp Invention will go forward as the re-designed Camp Invention Connect. The program is designed to help build innovative thinking and teamwork in K-6 age children. Children who are enrolled will be given take-home kits and online instruction to work in teams to solve problems using creativity. The deadline to enroll for Hibbing students is today, there is another program being held in Virginia This August.
Ely: Referendum on the docket for major school upgrade
Ely voters will be asked to approve millions in funding for a major school upgrade. This August, they'll consider a $10 million bond for renovations and safety updates. Improvements would include connecting school buildings for safety and security, updating several century-old buildings.. and adding classrooms. Ely voters will also vote on a property tax increase.
That money would fund about half the project.. with other funding coming from the I-triple-R-B. The vote will be held on August 11th.
However.. early voting started Friday.