News

Sat
25
Nov

“No kid should die of cancer”

by Nick Wognum

Fri
24
Nov

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Thu
23
Nov

Ely man accused of raping 15-year-old

An Ely man with a long criminal history was arrested Tuesday and is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl and threatening her with a knife.
David Nielsen, 34, was apprehended at a residence on North 11th Avenue East.
He was lodged in the county jail in Virginia on one count of first degree criminal sexual conduct, and other charges are pending, according to a news release from the St. Louis County Sheiff’s Department.
Authorities say the alleged assault occurred at 1300 Airport Road.
Monday evening, the sheriff’s department as well as Ely police responded to Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital, on a report that a 15-year-old female juvenile has been sexually assaulted and threatened with a knife by an adult acquaintance.
The adult was identified as Nielsen, and he was arrested the following morning.
According to the county jail roster, Nielsen remained in custody as of Wednesday. Bail had not yet been set.

Thu
23
Nov

Twin Metals employees brighten Ely area lives

ELY FOOD SHELF DONATION of $2,500 from the employees of Twin Metals Minnesota at the company’s Ely and St. Paul offices. Pictured are Dean Debeltz, from the Ely Food Shelf Brian Nakki and Liz Palser, James Devine, Cabin Totenhagen, Jordan Richards and Kevin Boerst. Photo by Nick Wognum.

Thu
23
Nov

Ely girl wins Super Bowl Snack Challenge

Elsa Ellerbroek, a 9 year old home-schooled student from Ely, has been named one of the 52 winners of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Super Snack Challenge.
Elsa was chosen amongst hundreds of children ages 8-14 that entered the Super Snack Challenge, supported by Newman’s Own Foundation, submitting a recipe for a healthy game day snack.
Each winner has been invited to attend the Kids Tailgate Party to take place during the 10-day Super Bowl festival. Ten “All-Pro Chefs” will be honored at the Super Kids Tailgate Party and the winning healthy game day recipe will be chosen.
The Super Snack Challenge MVP will receive $25,000 to donate to the charity of his/her choice!
The Super Snack Challenge is part of the MNSBHC Legacy Fund’s efforts to leave a lasting legacy of improved health and wellness for Minnesota children.

Thu
23
Nov

Ely prepares for the holidays

PUTTING UP GARLAND last week on Chapman Street were Jeff Dunbar and Butch Gornick. Photo by Nick Wognum.

Thu
23
Nov

Ely students receive All State recognition

ALL STATERS - Four members of Ely’s high school cross country teams received All State recognition. Luke Olson (left) made both the All State Class A team and the All State Academic team, while James Schwinghamer, Emma Terwilliger and Ryne Prigge joined Olson in gaining the Academic All State award. Photo by Tom Coombe.

Tue
21
Nov

Winton faces uncertain future

by Tom Coombe -
Ely Echo 11/18/2017

Fri
17
Nov

School going high-tech: Revamped website, online payment system on the way

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
17
Nov

Schedule set for Festival of Trees

Northwoods Partners’ annual Festival of Trees will take place at the Grand Ely Lodge from Nov. 23 through Dec. 3.
“This festival is made possible through the generous contributions from many local businesses and community members. Many talented individuals help transform the Grand Ely Lodge lobby into a winter wonderland filled with decorated trees and wreaths. We are so grateful to all the individuals who help make the Festival of Trees a wonderful fundraising event to support services for our area seniors and caregivers,” said Lisa Porthan Executive Director.
The community is invited to the opening and lighting ceremony on Thanksgiving evening at 5 p.m.
Come join family and friends for refreshments and entertainment by Bernie Palcher from 5-6 p.m. The lighting of the trees is an occasion you won’t want to miss!
Begin your holiday shopping at the Northwoods Partners Christmas Boutique.

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