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Friday, February 16, 2018
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CONGRESSMAN Rick Nolan and his wife Mary visiting the Ely Echo offices on Chapman Street. by Tom Coombe - A hotly-contested Congressional race became even more unsettled this week with incumbent Rick Nolan’s decision to retire rather than seek re-election. The surprise Feb. 9... + continue reading
Friday, February 16, 2018
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KOO KOO KANGA ROO had kids jumping and dancing in Washington Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 9 as part of a program put on by the Ely PTO. One of the two performers jumped off the stage to interact with Washington Elementary students. Photo by Nick Wognum. + continue reading
Friday, February 16, 2018
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by Tom Coombe - Armed with survey results showing significant demand for better and faster internet service, Ely city officials are pondering a major step forward. They’re considering a pilot project to bring high-speed “broadband” service to the downtown corridor and some rural areas,... + continue reading
Friday, February 16, 2018
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IN OHIO at the Cleveland Kurentovanje recently were, l-r: Lindsey Amistadi, Melissa (Perko) Lane in traditional Slovene carnival costume, and Katie Wenho. They attended to represent the Minnesota Slovenians! + continue reading

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02/16/2018
Each week the Echo is proud to deliver the news article and photos people depend on and treasure. That’s our job and we share them each week with readers. We welcome you to join our family of subscribers. Call 218-365-3141 or1-800-492-3555. Thanks! + continue reading
02/16/2018
CONGRESSMAN Rick Nolan and his wife Mary visiting the Ely Echo offices on Chapman Street. by Tom Coombe - A hotly-contested Congressional race became even more unsettled this week with incumbent Rick Nolan’s decision to retire rather than seek re-election. The surprise Feb. 9... + continue reading

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02/09/2018
My appreciation of the people I meet began on the main drag of Braddock, Pennsylvania just a few blocks from the slag-spewing furnaces of the US Steel Works. My father had grown up on these streets... + continue reading

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02/16/2018
School Board Meeting Minutes January 8, 2018 (approved 2-12-2018) 1.0 The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by... + continue reading

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02/11/2018
by Tom Coombe - Ely residents and business owners will soon be paying more for water, sewer and electricity. After a public hearing, council members have approved rate increases sought and recommended by the Ely Utilities Commission. Base rates for water and sewer service will climb by $2... + continue reading
02/09/2018
Congressman Rick Nolan announced today that he will not seek reelection this fall and will retire at the end of the current term. Nolan stated: “I have spent 16 productive and exciting years in elective office, and far longer working behind the scenes in business, labor, community service, and... + continue reading
02/06/2018
by Tom Coombe Proponents of copper-nickel mining scored the latest in a series of victories last week when the U.S. Forest Service reversed course and announced it would not proceed with a comprehensive environmental review sought by anti-mining forces. In a Jan. 26 announcement, the Forest... + continue reading

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02/16/2018
by Tom Coombe - Ely’s seniors made their final home appearance a memorable one. Shayla Zaverl scored a game-high 19 points and Kalley Fischer had a season-best nine steals as the high school... + continue reading

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02/09/2018
Carl Skustad of Ely. Photo by Burgess Eberhardt by Tom Coombe - Nobody can ever say that Carl Skustad and Jerritt Johnston shy away from a challenge. Both Elyites are experienced... + continue reading