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Sun
24
Dec

Claire Taylor honored with Arts Service Award

HONORED _ Claire Taylor (left) received the Music and Drama Club’s prestigious Community Service Award from Sara Skelton for Claire’s extensive efforts in arts participation and promotion in the Ely area. The Award waspresented at the club’s Christmas Party on Monday, December 18, at Grand Ely Lodge. Claire is an active visual artist who paints in watercolor, makes stained glass pieces and pottery. Her work is widely collected and shown. Photo by Cecilia Rolando

Fri
22
Dec

Solicitor’s Opinion Reverses Decision, Allows Renewal of Twin Metals Mineral Leases

ST. PAUL, MN—The Solicitor’s Office for the Department of the Interior informed House Speaker Kurt Daudt Friday of a forthcoming opinion reversing President Obama’s previous decision denying renewal of mineral leases held by Twin Metals Minnesota. The new opinion concludes that the two leases that Twin Metals has from the United States granted them a non-discretionary right to a third renewal and, therefore, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) did not have the discretion to deny Twin Metals’ lease renewal application in December 2016. The BLM and the Forest Service, which is the surface management agency, will now move forward to review their December 2016 decisions according to the M-Opinion’s advice.

Fri
22
Dec

Bear attacks two Ely men

by Nick Wognum -

Fri
22
Dec

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Fri
22
Dec

Elementary school concert in Ely brings joy

SHOW STOPPERS - Members of Ely’s kindergarten classes singing “Jingle Bells” at the Christmas concert held last Wednesday in Washington Auditorium.

This week's Ely Echo is loaded with holiday photos! On newsstands now. The Echo closes at 3 p.m. on Fridays. Merry Christmas!

Fri
22
Dec

Ely Postmaster slated to retire

POST OFFICE employees Sherrie Braaten and Postmaster Mark Lindgren with some of the over 1,000 packages delivered Monday in Ely. Lindgren will be retiring from the Ely Post Office this Friday.

Fri
22
Dec

Santa is a good listener to special wishes

TALKING TO SANTA was Grant Krekelberg at the Winton Christmas Party. Photo by Hailey Worth.

Fri
22
Dec

Joyful caroling brightened elderly lives

First Grade Daisy Troop 1321 out caroling included Annika Eastham, Anika Boerst, Siiri Nelson, Amelia Strom, Aubrielle Poppler, Mikala Shusta, Kayla Larsen, Ivy Ohlhauser, and Lindi Zemke. Girl Scouts caroled at Boundary Waters Care Center and the Carefree Living facilities.

Tue
19
Dec

PolyMet submits $544 million financial assurance estimate

by Dan Kraker
MPR News 101.7 FM
PolyMet Mining has submitted an updated plan detailing how much money it plans to make available in the event it can’t pay for the proposed mine’s clean-up.
The so-called “financial assurance” is a major step in the company’s more than decade-long effort to build the state’s first ever copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
Think of financial assurance as a damage deposit. A landlord hopes that deposit will cover any repairs needed after a tenant moves out.
The state of Minnesota hopes financial assurance would protect taxpayers from future cleanup costs at PolyMet’s proposed mine and processing site near Babbitt and Hoyt Lakes, if the company were to go bankrupt or couldn’t do the work itself.

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