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Sun
21
Jan

Ely Echo remains city’s newspaper

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
19
Jan

Ely man wins $250,000 Powerball prize

Gregory Adkisson of Ely claimed a $250,000 Powerball prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on Jan. 16.
Adkisson’s ticket was one of two tickets sold for the Jan. 10 drawing to win $250,000. He purchased his winning ticket at Voyageur Short Stop, located at 1815 E. Sheridan St. in Ely.
The second $250,000 winning ticket, which has yet to be claimed, was sold at Hibbing Short Stop II, located at 1121 E. Howard St. in Hibbing.
Adkisson’s quick-pick ticket matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number, which is normally worth $50,000.
Because he added the Power Play multiplier option for an extra dollar, his prize was multiplied by 5 (the Power Play number drawn) to win $250,000.
The winning Powerball numbers for Jan. 10 are 7-24-33-49-50 and the Powerball is 4.

Fri
19
Jan

Ely Ecentric - Ely Echo - Ely’s hometown - Ely Owned Legal Newspaper

The Echo is jam-packed with Ely area news this week and EVERY week! High school and VCC sports results, and much more. YOU are invited to subscribe and be a part of Ely’s caring folks. Call 218-365-3141 or stop in the Echo office, 15 East Chapman Street, Ely MN 55731

Fri
19
Jan

Prizes piling up for next Saturday’s 18th annual Fun Run even

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
19
Jan

Baltich’s Into The Brush wins Touchstone Energy Community Award from LCP

Accepting the Touchstone Energy Community Award from Lake Country Power for Into The Brush, Inc., is Jackie Hartleben and Joe Baltich.

Fri
19
Jan

Given Key to the City with Thanks

KEY TO THE CITY for Jodi Martin (left), who was recognized by mayor Chuck Novak and Ely council members prior to Tuesday night’s council meeting. Martin was saluted for her efforts the last two decades in organizing Ely’s Fourth of July Parade. Photo by Casey Velcheff

Fri
19
Jan

Delivered to Memphis and St. Jude’s

CHECK PRESENTATION - Ely sixth-grader Robert Towley (right) went all the way to Memphis and delivered a check for $4,388.01 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He is pictured with St. Jude’s representative Katie Jones. Robert put on a chili feed last month in an effort to raise money for St. Jude’s, which treats children with catastrophic diseases.

Thu
18
Jan

MPCA posts PolyMet draft water quality permit and Section 401 Certification

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has informed Poly Met Mining Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of PolyMet Mining Corp. (together “PolyMet” or the “company”) TSX: POM; NYSE AMERICAN: PLM – that it has posted the draft water quality permit and draft Section 401 Certification and supporting permit documentation on its website for the NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals project.
As previously announced by the MPCA, public meetings on the draft air and water permits and the draft Permit to Mine will be held jointly February 7 and 8, 2018, in Aurora and Duluth, respectively. The public comment period for MPCA’s draft permits will begin prior to the February public meetings. The draft Permit to Mine was released for public comment by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on January 5, 2018.

Tue
16
Jan

Marsnik remains board chair; Board members get small bump in monthly pay

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
15
Jan

Nolan calls on Forest Service to continue using Ely Airport; Agency may no longer land C-130s here

U.S. Rep Rick Nolan last week called on the U.S. Forest Service to continue using the Ely Municipal Airport as an arrival port for fire-fighting C-130 aircrafts.
The Ely Municipal Airport was recently renovated specifically to improve the runway’s ability to handle C-130’s.
However, the USFS recently indicated that it is considering no longer using the Ely Airport for C-130s – a change which would make it more difficult for the USFS to effectively fight fires in the Ely region.
“It was less than two years ago that a forest fire near Ely ravaged over 1,000 acres of wilderness and the future risk of fires to the region is only expected to grow,” Rep. Nolan wrote. “It would be shortsighted to decrease the ability of the USFS to quickly respond to forest fires in the region by limiting the number of firefighting aircraft which utilize the Ely Municipal Airport.”
The full text of Rep. Nolan’s letter is copied below.
Dear Chief Tony Tooke,

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